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By Timothy Harrison


Lighthouses of America

Published in association with the United States Lighthouse Society and authored by Tom Beard, this new hard cover book with dust jacket features colorful images of a varied selection of lighthouses from around the United States.

However, if you are looking for a book with in-depth historical information or historical photos, you won’t find it here. But, if you are looking for a wonderful compact book for your coffee table for your guests to browse through, or for a waiting room at a professional office that will help draw attention to lighthouses, then this book is the perfect companion that will serve those needs well.

The book is approximately 7½” x 7½” with 175 pages and 150 outstanding color photographs. It can be ordered from Lighthouse Digest as Item #2199 for $19.95 plus shipping by calling 207-259-2121or on-line at www.LighthouseDigest.com.

Scottish Lighthouse Pioneers

Travels With The Stevensons in Orkney and Shetland

In the 19th century, the Stevenson engineers pioneered a marvelous set of lighthouses around the coast of Scotland. These same lighthouses inspire today’s visitors and lighthouse buffs from around the world with their architectural elegance. Although much has been previously written about the Stevenson family and their engineering achievements, much has remained a mystery, until now. Fortunately, two of Scotland’s most celebrated literary sons witnessed Stevens lighthouse engineering first hand. Much of this book is devoted to their first hand reminiscences.

Written by Paul A. Lynn and published by Whittles Publishing, this soft cover book with 118 glossy pages is packed with amazing history, great color, and historic photos with a very informative text. We highly recommend this book to anyone interested in lighthouses or maritime history. Unfortunately, it is not available from Lighthouse Digest, but is available through many online sites.

This story appeared in the Sep/Oct 2017 edition of Lighthouse Digest Magazine. The print edition contains more stories than our internet edition, and each story generally contains more photographs - often many more - in the print edition. For subscription information about the print edition, click here.

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