Fyddeye Guide to America's Lighthouses Now Available

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Postby fyddeye » Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:15 pm

Contact (media only): Joe Follansbee
Founder & Executive Editor
Email: joe.follansbee@fyddeye.com
Phone: 206-932-7578

March 16, 2012


Seattle – Fyddeye Media and author Joe Follansbee are pleased to announce the publication of the Fyddeye Guide to America’s Lighthouses, the most comprehensive travel guide to hundreds of lighthouses, lightships, and life-saving stations in the United States. The Fyddeye Guide to America’s Lighthouses helps families, retirees, veterans, and visitors find the most interesting maritime heritage attractions for the summer travel season.

o More than 750 lighthouses, conveniently organized by coastal region and state
o Brief histories and complete contact information, including website, email address, and phone
o GPS coordinates for easy entry into navigation devices
o Maps with suggested itineraries for discovering lighthouses in New England, Michigan, and California
o Notes on whether overnight accommodations are available
o Chapters on lightships and historic life-saving stations
o More than 40 images of lighthouses from coast to coast

The foreword to the Fyddeye Guide to America’s Lighthouses is written by New England lighthouse historian and photographer Jeremy D’Entremont, author of The Lighthouse Handbook: New England, and The Lighthouse Handbook: The Hudson River and New York Harbor. D’Entremont’s image of the West Quoddy Head Lighthouse in Maine is on the Fyddeye book’s cover.

The Fyddeye Guide to America’s Lighthouses is also available in a mobile version for the Kindle e-reader and devices running the Kindle app.

The print version of the Fyddeye Guide to America’s Lighthouses is available on Amazon.com and other leading online booksellers, at maritime museums and lighthouse gift shops around the country, and by special order from brick-and-mortar bookstores. The ISBN is 0984905405. The book retails for $17.95. Review copies are available on request. Detailed information is at http://www.fyddeye.com/.

The Fyddeye Guide to America’s Lighthouses is authored by Joe Follansbee, the author of six books, including The Fyddeye Guide to America’s Maritime History, The Fyddeye Guide to America's Lighthouses, and Bet: Stowaway Daughter. He lives in Seattle with his wife, two daughters, and four chickens.

Editors: For an image of the cover, please email Joe Follansbee, joe.follansbee@fyddeye.com.

Pronouncer: Fyddeye (fid-eye)

About Fyddeye: Fyddeye owns and operates Fyddeye.com, the Internet’s most comprehensive website for information about America’s historic ships, scenic lighthouses, maritime museums, and other maritime heritage attractions you can visit today. Fyddeye also publishes maritime history travel guides written by Joe Follansbee. Based in Seattle, Fyddeye was founded in 2009 by Joe Follansbee, a Seattle journalist and author of six books, including Shipbuilders, Sea Captains, and Fishermen: The Story of the Schooner Wawona.
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Postby CHUCKX53 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:07 am

This looks like a book I'd like to own ! 8)
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Postby island » Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:41 pm

$12.92 on Amazon

I accessed portions of this book on Amazon. I note on page 8 on the East Coast and Mid-Atlantic Tour Itinerary lists only 26 lights and several are offshore lights that are not easily accessed without special transportation arrangements. The index lists cities and towns but not the lights. On page 2 Fiddeye recommends only 19 lights on the east coast, one of which is Castillo San Felipe del Morro of all places.

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