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Guarding New Jersey's Shore : Lighthouses and Life-Saving Stations - David Veasey

Guarding New Jersey's Shore

Lighthouses and Life-Saving Stations

Paperback

Published: 23rd May 2000
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From the seventeenth to the twentieth century, New JerseyA a¬a s low-lying, sandy coast has been the site of thousands of shipwrecks as ships bound for New York City or Philadelphia foundered on its offshore shoals. As coastal and international trade dramatically increased after the War of 1812, the federal government was forced to increase safety aids to mariners. To ensure their safe passage, a series of lighthouses was built and the U.S. Life-Saving Service was created. More than two centuries of the history of New JerseyA a¬a s treacherous coast are preserved in Guarding New JerseyA a¬a s Shore: Lighthouses and Life-Saving Stations. Gathered from a wide array of sources, more than 200 historic photographs and fascinating, documented text combine to create the only illustrated history of the stateA a¬a s thirty-eight lighthouses and forty-one life-saving stations. Sandy Hook, built in 1764, is the
nationA a¬a s oldest operating lighthouse. NavesinkA a¬a s Twin Lights was the first lighthouse to use electricity and was the home of MarconiA a¬a s early radio
experiments. From the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, which once served as a lighthouse, to Cape May Point, and up the Delaware Bay and River, the fascinating story of protecting mariners from perils
A a¬ADown the ShoreA a¬A is presented and preserved in Guarding New JerseyA a¬a s Shore: Lighthouses and Life-Saving Stations.

ISBN: 9780738504179
ISBN-10: 0738504173
Series: Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 23rd May 2000
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.5  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.29