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Maryland's Lighthouses
by Cathy Taylor


Overview - In Colonial times, as the Chesapeake Bay and larger rivers became vital shipping channels, the need arose to mark Maryland s dangerous shoals and waterways. Lighthouses sprang up throughout the 1800s and early 1900s, including wood-framed cottages placed upon screw pile foundations that stood offshore in the unforgiving waters.  Read more...

 
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Overview
In Colonial times, as the Chesapeake Bay and larger rivers became vital shipping channels, the need arose to mark Maryland s dangerous shoals and waterways. Lighthouses sprang up throughout the 1800s and early 1900s, including wood-framed cottages placed upon screw pile foundations that stood offshore in the unforgiving waters. Most of these unique structures did not survive, lost tragically to ice that also occasionally claimed the lives of the keepers who faithfully tended them and rescued mariners in trouble. With the advent of electricity and GPS, many beacons succumbed to vandalism and neglect, leaving a fraction remaining."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780738553450
  • ISBN-10: 073855345X
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
  • Publish Date: April 2008
  • Page Count: 127
  • Dimensions: 9.18 x 6.55 x 0.34 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.69 pounds

Series: Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)

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Books > History > United States - State & Local - Middle Atlantic

 
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