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Postby Grover1 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:44 am


From SouthCoast Today ... "Your Link to SouthCoast Massachusetts and Beyond"

Lighthouse Guide
Of interest to local lighthouse enthusiasts will be "The Field Guide to the Lighthouses of the New England Coast" by Elinor DwWire (Voyageur Press, 192-page softcover, $19.95).

The illustrated book includes entries on Butler Flats, Palmers Island, and Clarks Point (Fort Taber) lighthouses in New Bedford, Ned's Point in Mattapoisett, and Cleveland East Ledge in Bourne, among the 150 profiles.

The author lives in Seabeck, Wash., and has been researching and photographing lighthouses for more than 25 years. Her earlier books cover lighthouses of the Pacific Coast, South, and Mid-Atlantic.


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Postby shirin » Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:41 pm


:D

I just got my copy from Elinor today. And I just love it! But then again, I'm a bit biased as I have many photos inside.

And while I was thumbing through my copy just a few minutes ago, I thought of many of you here on the site as you were with me on many of the trips my photos in the book were taken on. So, I just wanted to pop in and say hi.

Hope everyone is doing well!

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Postby Grover1 » Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:30 am


From The New Haven Register ...

Everyone knows there's a lighthouse at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven. But did you know that it's called Five Mile Point Lighthouse? Or that there's another city lighthouse, Southwest Ledge Lighthouse, at the edge of New Haven Harbor? Or that they are two of 20 lighthouses in Connecticut?

Author Elinor De Wire is the acknowledged queen of lighthouse compendiums. Her newest, "The Field Guide to Lighthouses of the New England Coast," Voyageur Press, $19.95, is a perfect travel guide and fun read for the summer, whether you want to check out the lighthouses that dot Long Island Sound, or those in any of the other four New England states which harbor them.

De Wire gives the history of lighthouses as sentinels of the coast, as well as the history of each individual one, with directions to find them and contacts for more information on some 150 New England buildings, which are some of the oldest in the country.

They range from sturdy-looking stone constructions to Nantucket shingle affairs to no-fuss functional metal cylinders, some privately owned now, some funded by foundations, some only for viewing, not visiting, a few actually open for overnight visits.

Other nearby lighthouses to visit or view outside include Faulkner's Island Lighthouse, Guilford; Fayerweather Island Lighthouse and Stratford Shoal Lighthouse in Bridgeport; Lynde Point Lighthouse and Saybrook Breakwater Lighthouse in Old Saybrook; Stratford Point Lighthouse, Stratford.

‰For lighthouse enthusiasts, Sound Navigation LLC has Sunday lighthouse cruises out of Captain's Cove in Bridgeport. For more information call (203) 219-3688 or go to www.soundnavigation.com.
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