In this reissue of Snow's classic, you can read the histories and dramatic legends of the lighthouses of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Read about Abbie Burgess Grant, the heroine of Maine's Matinicus Rock Light; about Boston Light, the country's first beacon (and now the last manned beacon); about Minot's Ledge Light, "America's most dangerously situated beacon"; about "Rhode Islands's most famouse heroine," Ida Lewis, the keeper of Lime Rock Light; and about other beacons, large and amall, along the New England coast. Jeremy D'Entremont has added annotations to Snow's forty chapters, bringing all the information about the lighthouses up to date.
"Lighthouses, from earliest times, have fascinated and intrigued membes of the human race. There is something abut a lighted beacon which suggests hope and trust and appeals to the better instincts of all mankind." (Edward Rowe Snow's introdution to the first edition of The Lighthouses of New England, published in 1945).
Author: Edward Rowe Snowe, updated by Jeremy D'Entremont
Published: August 15, 2005
Softcover, 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches,