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Dewire guide to lighthouses of the Pacific Coast- California, Oregon and Washington areas.
by Elinor DeWire
A field guide for the traveler and armchair tourist alike, this book gives visiting hours and driving directions for 64 lighthouses from San Diego to the San Juans. However, this is not just a travelers' guide. DeWire spins true tales of hardship of stoic men- and women- keeping the watch, sometimes at dire cost. Here are the lightkeepers' stories of earthquakes and fog, of stoarms and shipwrecks, and of ghosts and loneliness. Here too are the stories of those who have fought to preserve these noble beacons now serving as museums and as B&Bs, all the while continuing their charge of guiding ships at sea.
Yesterday's hardy live-in lightkeepers may have been replaced by automation, but their legacy of trust and hardship lives on in the chronicles contained in this book.
Paperback: 292 pages