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by John Hairr
Copyright 1999, 2000, Arcadia Publishing
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Constructed in a variety of styles and sizes, Florida's lighthouses were erected on what, at the time, where some of the most desolate regions of the southeastern United States and included lonely offshore islands. Manned and inhabited by vigilant keepers and their families, these towers illuminated the dark seas and provided the beacon that guided lost travelers. Large brick structures watched over St. Augustine, Pensacola, and Ponce De Leon inlet; iron skeletons towered over Crooked River and Hillsboro Inlet; and screwpile lighthouses stood as sentinels in the waters off the Florida Keys.
Florida Lighthouses is a fascinating visual tour of the lighthouses that dot the Florida coast from Amelia Island to Pensacola and the people who maintained that saving light. In this day of increased technology and satellite navigation, many lighthouses have become obsolete, but their history is being preserved. In this pictorial retrospective, author John Hairr has compiled an array of vintage photographs that tell the tale of a maritime era of long ago and the lighthouses that once called sailors safely home.
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