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The Lighthouse Handbook: New England: The Original Lighthouse Field Guide

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New England's remarkable and stunning lighthouses are among the region's greatest attractions, treasured national landmarks beloved by all. Many are still operative, too, guarding the rocky and dangerous northeastern coastline. This breathtaking volume captures every magnificent one, in full color and with directions for reaching even the least accessible. In addition to its comprehensiveness, the book's size makes it a wonderful working field guide that fits comfortably in a glove compartment or backpack.
Numerous diagrams and photographs reveal the inner workings of a typical lighthouse, including its light, fog horn, generator sources, and more. Fascinating historical background accompanies the images, and exciting true stories tell of the battles between man and nature, which sometimes ended in glory but other times in human tragedy. 


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Pages   437
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.25" Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Weight:   1.66 lbs.
Release Date   May 6, 2008
Publisher   Cider Mill Press
ISBN  193366293X  
ISBN13  9781933662930  

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More About Jeremy D'Entremont

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Jeremy D'Entremont, along with being called New England's foremost lighthouse authority, is Historian for the American Lighthouse Foundation, founder of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, the owner and tour operator for New England Lighthouse Tours, and the webmaster of New England Lighthouses: A Virtual Guide at He has been researching, writing, and photographing the lighthouses of New England since the mid-1980's. Jeremy has written more than 300 magazine articles, in publications including Lighthouse Digest and The Keepers Log, and he is the author of the "lighthouse" entry in The World Book Encyclopedia. His photos have been published in many magazines, including Soundings, Offshore, and Captain's Guide.

Jeremy D'Entremont currently resides in Portsmouth, in the state of New Hampshire.

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The very best lighthouse guide to New England  Sep 15, 2008
This is without a doubt the most informative and beautiful lighthouse handbook on the lighthouses in New England. From what I can tell, this covers every lighthouse in New England -- in color -- even those that are on private property or built privately. It's part travel guide, part history book, and also a beautiful coffee table book that can fit in your glove compartment! We used it for a trip through Cape Cod this summer and really enjoyed the knowledge that the publisher and the author have packed into this book. If you are interested in learning about or visiting these wonderful and historic landmarks, then this book is A MUST!
The Most Complete Guide to New England Lighthouses  Aug 20, 2008
This handbook is a must have for those interested in touring, photographing, visiting, or even just learning about New England lighthouses. The author is a lighthouse expert. He is the vice president and historian of the American Lighthouse Foundation, as well as co-chairman of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor. This complete guide also features beautiful, full color photographs of every lighthouse.

My favorite aspect of this book are the little side-trips that are featured with many of the lighthouses. It was so helpful to know that there was an aquarium or another point of interest worth checking out after a visit to a lighthouse!

I recommend this book to all!
Nothing left out!  May 27, 2008
The Lighthouse Handbook: New England: The Original Lighthouse Field Guide
This title doesn't begin to tell the story. The Author has somehow put together a totally complete article on every existing lighthouse from way Down East Maine to cosmopolitan western Connecticut. History, both old and new photos, anecdotes and directions.
Hundreds of books have been put together on this subject but D'Entremont has somehow outdone them all. This is the ultimate New England Lighthouse directory.
The best lighthouse handbook of New England  May 8, 2008
This is the very best handbook to lighthouses in New England. It is also a beautiful package, well priced and written by "the" expert on lighthouses in this part of the world. The photographs are great, the design is wonderful, and the helpful travel/driving directions are a blessings as many of the New England lighthouses are in remote locations.
A must have for visiting New England lighthouses  Apr 27, 2008
I obtained a prepublication copy of Jeremy D'Entremont's The Lighthouse Handbook: New England directly from the author. The week before last I spent photographing lighthouses in New England, specifically Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. While I've been to many of the Maine lights in the past, directions got me quickly to the Doubling Point range lights that I completely missed finding the last time I went looking for them. I had basically no experience visiting the lighthouses of Massachusetts. I found the book indispensable for getting to some of the Mass lights, Annisquam Light, in particular. I would have never found that one without this great field guide. I would highly recommend the book for anyone with an interest in lighthouses -- the volume contains a wealth of information on each of the individual lights. The photographs of the various lights are excellent albeit small since this is a field guide. For anyone traveling to New England with an interest in visiting the lights, especially those that are more out of the way, the directions Jeremy provides to guide you to these lights makes the book worth its weight in gold! Order a copy, you certainly won't regret having it on your bookshelf!

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