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Just Released...LIGHTHOUSES by Sarah E. Wermiel

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Postby Paul » Fri Dec 08, 2006 5:54 pm


Just Released...

LIGHTHOUSES

by Sarah E. Wermiel


A spectacular hard cover book!


♦ 800 black & white illustrations

♦ Historical & contemporary photos

♦ Interior and light mechanism photos

♦ The first book of its kind!

SPECIAL BONUS CD-ROM with high-quality, downloadable TIFF files of all illustrations included!!!

Hard cover, 8 1/2" x 11", 336 pages.


$75.00

Order yours today

See ALF's Website for ordering details:

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Postby beachbum1616 » Sat Dec 09, 2006 6:12 am


$75 seems kind of expensive for a book. How much of that goes to ALF?
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Postby Hersh » Sat Dec 09, 2006 6:37 am


I've never seen a book include a CD with HQ image files of all it's illustrations before. Are these all historical photos with no copyright? I can't imagine doing this with my own work.
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Postby epona » Sat Dec 09, 2006 7:20 am


I just Googled this book and author and came up with nothing about the book or author. Who is this person Sarah Wermiel?

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Postby LeadingLight » Sat Dec 09, 2006 2:33 pm


♦ The first book of its kind!


That's the most stupid slogan I ever heard. Please tell something about the book or show sample pages instead of writing hollow phrases
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Postby Gary Martin » Sat Dec 09, 2006 2:39 pm


You also have to wonder if ALF wasn't the publisher... :?: :?: :?:

To be candid, I've begun to find Paul's ALF-oriented plugs or whatever one wants to call them a bit of an annoyance, especially since there is never any follow-up of any kind from Paul when someone poses a question about the posts... Come on Paul, PARTICIPATE in a meaningful fashion :!:

I also have to agree with Frans' observation on the "The first of it's kind" being rather meaningless and hollow... Just what "kind" would that be :?:
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Postby Paul » Sat Dec 09, 2006 4:09 pm


I'm sorry Gary but I thought this thread was about Lighthouse Books, Stories and Narratives! :roll:

Also I notice you have never promoted your own website on this site! :!:

We realize that $75 is a lot of money for a book but this one includes a CD with downloadable files of all illustrations! It's also a hard cover book with 800 B&W illustrations.

Obviously sales of this book will help the American Lighthouse Foundation to restore and preserve lighthouses for future generations to enjoy!

FYI, I consider Ross Tracy to be a good friend and fellow lighthouse preservationist and I am sure he wants people to feel free to post on his message boards without being attacked for their fundraising efforts!

Just my thoughts,
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Postby Gary Martin » Sat Dec 09, 2006 5:53 pm


Paul, I don't have ANY problem with fund raising efforts of lighthouse preservation groups. I DO, however, have a problem with posts that give rise to questions that are never responded to by the individual who posted whatever it was. If you read what I've quoted below, I'm not grousing about fund raising efforts at all but rather the fact that you typically DO NOT respond when someone raises a question about something that you've posted, which has happened more than a few times on this and other lighthouse forums, e.g. Great Lakes Lighthouses, Lighthousenuts, etc..

To be candid, I've begun to find Paul's ALF-oriented plugs or whatever one wants to call them a bit of an annoyance, especially since there is never any follow-up of any kind from Paul when someone poses a question about the posts... Come on Paul, PARTICIPATE in a meaningful fashion :!:


You might also wish to note, Paul, that the question of who Susan Wermiel is was posed by Carole and you've not answered that question in your response above :!: That lack of responsiveness is what I'm aggravated by; I'm not attacking fund raising efforts as you seem inclined to imply.
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Postby Paul » Sat Dec 09, 2006 6:23 pm


Gary - You seem to imply that I don't reply to peoples questions about the posts that I make on this or other lighthouse related forums but (other than Carol's question about the author of the book) you give no specifics. I always try to answer questions that arise from my posts. Sometimes I have replied to peoples questions via email instead of just posting a reply. Sometimes I don't see the questions right away because I have a lot on my plate and wear many different hats!

If anyone thinks that the book is too expensive, they don't have to buy it. Nobody is forcing people to buy it. We are just promoting it as a fundraiser.

If you want to know more about this book, ask Ross as he got to see the book today for the first time just as I did. We both attended the ALF Board of Directors Meeting in New Hampshire. Maybe Ross has had a chance to look the book over and give you his thoughts.

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Postby Paul » Sat Dec 09, 2006 6:46 pm


I've never seen a book include a CD with HQ image files of all it's illustrations before. Are these all historical photos with no copyright? I can't imagine doing this with my own work.


Mike - I have made an inquiry about this and I will get back to you as soon as I get an answer!

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Postby Paul » Sat Dec 09, 2006 7:01 pm


For those interested, here is an overview of this book..................

The fourth title in the Norton/Library of Congress series, this abundantly illustrated book conveys the romance and beauty of lighthouses and beacons while explaining the development of the forms, materials, architecture, and engineering of their structure: wood, masonry, cast-iron plate, on- and off-shore skeletal, caisson, and reinforced concrete. It covers lighthouses from all parts of the United States from the late eighteenth century to the 1940s, when control of the lighthouses was transferred to the Coast Guard and after which few new ones were constructed. Images of lighthouses from coast to coast provide examples of striking design and setting as well as celebrating technological achievement and the work of important engineers include associated structures such as keepers’ quarters, fog signal buildings, boathouses and boat railroads, cistern buildings, barns, and workshops, as well as interiors and working details of the light mechanisms.

About the Author –

Sara Wermiel, an independent scholar, lives in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.

Maybe this helps.

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Postby Hersh » Sat Dec 09, 2006 8:34 pm


The description of the book pretty much answers my question I think. It sounds like it's documenting design and construction, which is probably historic photos either in the public domain or USCG photos. Sounds interesting, like a real Terry Pepper kind of project.

I'm still not sure if I'd be able to justify shelling out 75 bones for a book, but interesting nonetheless.
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Postby Pharoslvr » Sun Dec 10, 2006 9:01 am


The book sounds interesting....especially in the area of Lighthouse architecture and engineering. Of the dozens and dozens of books that have been written about lighthouses, that is one area that hasn't been given much print, probably because it is extremely difficult to find much in the National or Local Archives.
The great LH builders like Poe, Dearborn, Meade, Stetson, Bache, Lewis, etc. kept some records of their work, however, much of it was lost.
When I was researching material of the original Cape Lookout lighthouse I was only able to find one paragraph by the builder (an army Lt.) It was enough to make a basic drawing of what the lighthouse looked like but with a few 'assumptions' having to be made, along the way.
One such book, "Sentinels of the Coasts: The Log of a Lighthouse Engineer (1937 by W.W. Norton) may cover that area, however, I haven't been able to get my hands on it, yet.

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Postby epona » Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:11 am


Paul:

Here is another question for you. What is the ISBN number for this book?

Thank you,

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Postby Paul » Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:51 am


Carole :D - ISBN: 0393731669
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