Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse

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By Eric Jay Dolin

Set against the backdrop of an expanding nation, Brilliant Beacons traces the evolution of America's lighthouse system from its earliest days, highlighting the political, military, and technological battles fought to illuminate the nation's hardscrabble coastlines. Beginning with "Boston Light," America's first lighthouse, Dolin shows how the story of America, from colony to regional backwater, to fledging nation, and eventually to global industrial power, can be illustrated through its lighthouses.

Paperback, 560 pages. 112 illustrations, 5.5" x 1.4" x 8.3".
Copyright 2016 Eric Jay Dolin