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U. S. Light-House Service District Charts

20178. [Light-House District Maps]. U. S. Light-House Service. c. 1900-1908. A rare opportunity to obtain early, official U. S. Light-House Service District charts of all district aids to navigation as bound in their Annual Reports. Normally these charts are included within the Annual Reports and we are unable to offer them separately but we have found a lot of disbound charts in wonderful condition. These are perfect for matting and framing for your wall. Charts detail the entire Light-House District in three colors, and show all lighthouses, beacons, light vessels, fog signals, lighted buoys, Light-House Depots, and more. Charts average about 14" x 18" in size with original folds and are clean and crisp - they will flatten and frame nicely for your wall. A rare chance to obtain the chart of your Light-House District for framing. (VG).

  

FIRST LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. From the head of navigation on the St. Croix River, Maine to Hampton Harbor, New Hampshire. Includes all of Maine and New Hampshire. $88.

SECOND LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. From Hampton Harbor, New Hampshire to Elisha Ledge off Warren, Rhode Island. Includes all of Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. $88.

THIRD LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. From Elisha Ledge off Warren, Rhode Island to and including a point on the coast of New Jersey opposite Shrewsbury Rocks. $88.

PART OF THE THIRD LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. Includes all of Lake Champlain. $44.

FOURTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. From a point on the coast of New Jersey opposite Shrewsbury Rocks to and including Metomkin Inlet, Virginia. Includes New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. $88.

FIFTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. From Metomkin Inlet, Virginia to and including New River Inlet, North Carolina. $88.

SIXTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. From New River Inlet, North Carolina to and including Jupiter Inlet Light-Station, Florida. Includes part of North Carolina, all of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida between the limits named. $88.

SEVENTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. From a point south of Jupiter Inlet Light-Station to Perdido Entrance, Florida. Includes all of the sea and Gulf Coasts of Florida. $88.

EIGHTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. From Perdido Entrance, Florida to the southern boundary of Texas. Includes all of the Gulf Coast and lower Mississippi River. $88.

NINTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. Includes all of Lake Michigan, Green Bay and tributary waters. $88.

TENTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. Extends from the mouth of the St. Regis River, St. Lawrence River, New York to the mouth of the River Rouge, Detroit River, Michigan. Includes the waters of Lakes Erie and Ontario, and the upper part of the St. Lawrence, the Niagara, and the lower part of the Detroit rivers. $78.

TWELFTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. Extends from the boundary between California and Mexico to the boundary between California and Oregon. Also includes the waters of the Hawaiian, Samoan, Midway Islands and Guam Island. $89.

FOURTEENTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. Extends on the Ohio River from Pittsburg, Pa., to Cairo, Ill., on the Tennessee River 255 miles, and on the Great Kanawha 73 miles. $48.

FIFTEENTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. Extends on the Mississippi River from the head of navigation to Cairo, Ill., and on the Missouri River to Kansas City, Mo., and on the Illinois River from LaSalle to its mouth. $48.

All districts available, please inquire.........

 

397b. Stebbins, N. L., THE ILLUSTRATED COAST PILOT WITH SAILING DIRECTIONS. THE ATLANTIC AND GULF COASTS OF THE UNITED STATES INCLUDING BAYS AND HARBORS. New York. 1902. 214p. Extremely difficult to find. Illustrated with over 320 superb recognition photographs of lighthouses and light vessels along the coast during the period. Includes sailing directions and description of lights along the coast, identifies approaches, lights, ledges and other coastal features. Much use is made of Stebbins’s photographs, and this work presents an excellent view of the entire east coast from Maine to Texas, as it appeared at the turn of the century. In original cloth wraps with unusually little wear save some moisture stains to wraps and last  few pages, otherwise contents clean and tight. Well worth it for the wonderful lighthouse and light vessel photographs alone. (VG+). $225.

397c. Stebbins, N. L., THE ILLUSTRATED COAST PILOT WITH SAILING DIRECTIONS. THE ATLANTIC AND GULF COASTS OF THE UNITED STATES INCLUDING BAYS AND HARBORS. New York. 1896. 248p. Extremely difficult to find early edition. Illustrated with over 320 superb recognition photographs of lighthouses and light vessels along the coast during the period. Includes sailing directions and description of lights along the coast, identifies approaches, lights, ledges and other coastal features. Much use is made of Stebbins’s photographs, and this work presents an excellent view of the entire east coast from Maine to Texas, as it appeared at the turn of the century. In original brown cloth wraps with edge wear, some staining and soiling. Contents overall clean, tight except wear and soiling to title pages. Well worth it for the wonderful lighthouse and light vessel photographs alone. (VG). $165.

 

22428. NOTICE TO MARINERS. COAST OF MISSISSIPPI. Light-House on Merrill Shell Bank, instead of the Light-Vessel. "….a light-house on a screw-pile foundation has been erected on the shoal to mark the position heretofore occupied by the light-vessel at Merrill’s Shell Bank. The foundation is square in plan, and is composed of iron screw piles; is surmounted by a wooden superstructure, with lantern above its centre. The height at the focal plane is about 45 feet above mean sea level. The illuminating apparatus is a lens of the fourth order of the system of Fresnel, showing a fixed light of the natural color, which in ordinary states of the weather should be visible from the deck of a vessel (ten feet above the water) about eleven nautical miles. The light-house will be lighted up for the first time at sun-down on the 10th of August next, and will be kept burning during that and every night thereafter until further orders. On the same day (August 10) the Merrill Shall Bank light-vessel will be removed from her station and will not be replaced. By order of the Light-house Board: Wm. F. Smith, Engineer Secretary, Office of the Light-House Board, Washington, July 9, 1860." Clean, crisp save three coffee-like spots, with original light folds. 8" x 13 ½". (VG) $148 net.

U. S. Light-House Service Light Lists

 

  

Entire United States - early listing:

 

East Coast, Gulf Coast United States

 

  

SR-451. Lighthouse Service. LIST OF BEACONS, BUOYS, STAKES AND OTHER DAYMARKS IN THE FIRST LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. 1886. Wash. 1886. 44 p. Soft wraps. Includes all of the coastline of the First Lighthouse District from the the Canadian border to Hampton Harbor, New Hampshire. Includes descriptions of lights and light vessels, buoys, fog signals as well as other important information. Includes location, height above water, distance seen, candlepower, description of structure, and more. Some soiling and chipping to wraps, some foxing, contents unusually clean and intact, tight. Very difficult to find these early lists and well worth the search. Excellent resource. (VG-). $78.

6332-21. Lighthouse Service. LIST OF BEACONS, BUOYS, STAKES AND OTHER DAYMARKS IN THE FIRST LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. 1890. Wash. 1890. 67 p. Soft wraps. Includes all of the coastline of the First Lighthouse District from the the Canadian border to Hampton Harbor, New Hampshire. Includes descriptions of lights and light vessels, buoys, fog signals as well as other important information. Includes location, height above water, distance seen, candlepower, description of structure, and more. Some soiling and chipping to wraps, some foxing, contents unusually clean and intact, tight. Very difficult to find these early lists and well worth the search. Excellent resource. (VG-). $88.

6332-73. Light-House Board. LIST OF LIGHTS AND FOG SIGNALS ON THE ATLANTIC AND GULF COASTS OF THE UNITED STATES 1896. Wash. 1896. 224 p. Without wraps. Sought after list includes over 120 b/w printed photographs of light stations and light-vessels for visual recognition. Covers the coast from Whitlocks Mill , Maine to Point Isabel , Texas . Includes descriptions of lights and light vessels, buoys, fog signals as well as other important information. Includes location, height above water, distance seen, candlepower, description of structure, and more. Contents and photos clean, one photo page with tear. Wraps are missing. Title page worn at edges and chipped, balance of book wear to edges but overall intact. Very difficult to find these early lists with photos and well worth the search. (VG-) $74.

 

6332-9. Lighthouse Service. LIST OF LIGHTS, BUOYS AND DAYMARKS IN THE FIRST LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. 1907. Wash. 1907. 150 p. Soft wraps.  Includes all of the coastline of the First Lighthouse District from the northeast boundary of the United States to Hampton Harbor, New Hampshire. Includes descriptions of lights and light vessels, buoys, fog signals as well as other important information. Includes location, height above water, distance seen, candlepower, description of structure, and more. Only light soiling to wraps, contents unusually clean and intact, tight. Very difficult to find these early lists and well worth the search. Excellent resource. (VG+). $128 net.

6332-71. Lighthouse Service. LIST OF LIGHTS, BUOYS AND DAYMARKS IN THE FIRST LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT Embracing the Seacoast, Bays, Harbors, and Rivers from the Northeastern Boundary of the United States to Hampton Harbor, New Hampshire. 1909. Wash. 1909. 146 p. Soft wraps. Includes all of the coastline of the First Lighthouse District from the northeast boundary of the United States to Hampton Harbor, New Hampshire. Includes descriptions of lights and light vessels, buoys, fog signals as well as other important information. Includes location, height above water, distance seen, candlepower, description of structure, and more. Some moisture and soiling to wraps, spine chipped, contents unusually clean and intact, tight. Very difficult to find these early lists and well worth the search. Excellent resource. (VG+). $118.

6332ddd. Lighthouse Service. LIST OF LIGHTS, BUOYS AND DAYMARKS IN THE FIRST LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. 1909. Wash. 1909. 146 p. Soft wraps.  Includes all of the coastline of the First Lighthouse District from the Canadian border to Hampton Harbor, New Hampshire. Includes descriptions of lights and light vessels, buoys, fog signals as well as other important information. Includes location, height above water, distance seen, candlepower, description of structure, and more. Soiling and chipping to wraps, contents unusually clean and intact, tight. Very difficult to find these early lists and well worth the search. (VG).              $110 net.

6332eee. Lighthouse Service. LIST OF BUOYS] [INCLUDING LIGHTS, FOG SIGNALS, BUOYS, AND DAYMARKS]  MAINE AND NEW HAMPSHIRE 1911. Wash. 1911. 88 p. Soft wraps.  Includes all of the coastline of the First Lighthouse District from the Canadian border to Hampton Harbor, New Hampshire. Includes descriptions of lights and light vessels, buoys, fog signals as well as other important information. Includes location, height above water, distance seen, candlepower, description of structure, and more. Light wear, unusually clean and intact, tight. Very difficult to find these early lists and well worth the search. (VG+).       $76 net.

6332fff. Lighthouse Service. LIST OF BUOYS] [INCLUDING LIGHTS, FOG SIGNALS, BUOYS, AND DAYMARKS]  MAINE AND NEW HAMPSHIRE 1914. Wash. 1914. 61 p. Soft wraps.  Includes all of the coastline of the First Lighthouse District from the Canadian border to Hampton Harbor, New Hampshire. Includes descriptions of lights and light vessels, buoys, fog signals as well as other important information. Includes location, height above water, distance seen, candlepower, description of structure, and more. Light wear, unusually clean and intact, tight. Very difficult to find these early lists and well worth the search. (VG+).             $76 net.

6332jj. Lighthouse Service. LOCAL [LIGHT AND] BUOY LIST [INCLUDING LIGHTS, FOG SIGNALS, BUOYS, AND DAYMARKS] MAINE AND NEW HAMPSHIRE . Wash. 1916. 90 p. Soft wraps.  Includes all of the coastline of Maine and New Hampshire . Includes descriptions of lights and light vessels, buoys, fog signals as well as other important information. Includes location, height above water, distance seen, candlepower, description of structure, and more. Overall in unusually good condition for an early list, covers nicely intact with only a few chips and some staining, contents fairly  clean and tight, a good copy. Very difficult to find these early lists and well worth the search. (VG-) $38 net.  

27161a. Lighthouse Service. LOCAL LIGHT LIST NEW ENGLAND COAST. Maine to Massachusetts. First and Second Lighthouse District. Wash. 1928. 177- p. Soft wraps. Covers the coast and harbors from the St. Croix River, Maine south to Westport Harbor, Massachusetts. Includes descriptions of lights and light vessels, buoys, fog signals as well as other important information. Includes location, height above water, distance seen, candlepower, description of structure, and more. Overall in unusually good condition for an early list, covers nicely intact with only light wear, contents clean and tight, a very good copy. Very difficult to find these early lists and well worth the search. (VG+)     $36 net.

27161b. Lighthouse Service. LOCAL LIGHT LIST NEW ENGLAND COAST. Maine to Massachusetts. First and Second Lighthouse District. Wash. 1929. 182- p. (VG+). $36.

27161c. Lighthouse Service. LOCAL LIGHT LIST NEW ENGLAND COAST. Maine to Massachusetts. First and Second Lighthouse District. Wash. 1930. 180- p. (VG+). $36.

27161d. Lighthouse Service. LOCAL LIGHT LIST NEW ENGLAND COAST. Maine to Massachusetts. First and Second Lighthouse District. Wash. 1931. 178- p. (VG+). $36.

27161e. Lighthouse Service. LOCAL LIGHT LIST NEW ENGLAND COAST. Maine to Massachusetts. First and Second Lighthouse District. Wash. 1932. 177- p. (VG+). $36.

27161f. Lighthouse Service. LOCAL LIGHT LIST NEW ENGLAND COAST. Maine to Massachusetts. First and Second Lighthouse District. Wash. 1933. 177- p. (VG+). $36.

27161g. Lighthouse Service. LOCAL LIGHT LIST NEW ENGLAND COAST. Maine to Massachusetts. First and Second Lighthouse District. Wash. 1934. 179- p. (VG+). $36.

27161i. Lighthouse Service. LOCAL LIGHT LIST NEW ENGLAND COAST. Maine to Massachusetts. First and Second Lighthouse District. Wash. 1936. 182- p. (VG+). $36.

6332-17. Lighthouse Service. LOCAL LIGHT LIST NEW ENGLAND COAST OF THE UNITED STATES. Maine to Massachusetts . Wash. 1933. 177 p. Soft wraps. Covers the coast from Whitlocks Mill , Maine to Buzzards Bay . Includes descriptions of lights and light vessels, buoys, fog signals as well as other important information. Includes location, height above water, distance seen, candlepower, description of structure, and more. Overall in unusually good condition for an early list, covers nicely intact with only light soiling, contents clean and tight, a good copy. Very difficult to find these early lists and well worth the search. (VG+)   $48.

6332-62. Lighthouse Service. LIGHT LIST NORTH ATLANTIC COAST OF THE UNITED STATES – Eastport, Maine to and Including Chesapeake Bay 1937. Wash. 1937. 445 p. Soft wraps. Covers the coast from Eastport, Maine to and Including Chesapeake Bay. Includes descriptions of lights and light vessels, buoys, fog signals as well as other important information. Includes location, height above water, distance seen, candlepower, description of structure, and more. Overall in unusually good condition for an early list, covers nicely intact with only light soiling and edge wear, contents clean and tight, a good copy. Very difficult to find these early lists and well worth the search. (VG) $48.

6332-35. Coast Guard. LOCAL LIST OF LIGHT S AND OTHER MARINE AIDS – ATLANTIC COAST OF THE UNITED STATES. VOLUME I.   St. Croix River, Maine to Watch Hill, Rhode Island. First Coast Guard District. CG-158. Wash. 1958. 168 p. Soft wraps. Covers the coast from Whitlocks Mill , Maine to Watch Hill, RI. Includes descriptions of lights and light vessels, buoys, fog signals as well as other important information. Includes location, height above water, distance seen, candlepower, description of structure, and more. Overall in unusually good condition for an early list, covers nicely intact with only a few chips, light soil, contents clean and tight, a good copy. Very difficult to find these early lists and well worth the search. (VG) $22. 

6332-68. Lighthouse Service. LIST OF BUOYS [LIGHTS and DAYMARKS] IN THE FIRST LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. 1911. Wash. 1911. 88 p. Soft wraps.  Includes all of the coastline of the First Lighthouse District from the northeast boundary of the United States to Hampton Harbor , New Hampshire . Includes descriptions of lights and light vessels, buoys, fog signals as well as other important information. Includes location, height above water, distance seen, candlepower, description of structure, and more. Only light soiling to wraps, contents unusually clean and intact, tight. Very difficult to find these early lists and well worth the search. Excellent resource. (VG+). $68.

6332-69. Lighthouse Service. LIST OF BUOYS [LIGHTS and DAYMARKS] IN THE SECOND LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. 1911. Wash. 1911. 70 p. Soft wraps.  Includes all of the coastline of the Second Lighthouse District from Hampton Harbor , New Hampshire to Warren Point, Rhode Island. Includes descriptions of lights and light vessels, buoys, fog signals as well as other important information. Includes location, height above water, distance seen, candlepower, description of structure, and more. Only light soiling to wraps, contents unusually clean and intact, tight. Very difficult to find these early lists and well worth the search. Excellent resource. (VG). $68.

3142c. Lighthouse Service. LIST OF BEACONS, BUOYS, STAKES, SPINDLES AND ALL OTHER DAY MARKS IN THE SECOND LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT 1879. Wash. 1879. 64p. Soft wraps. Includes all of the coastline of the Second Lighthouse District embracing the seacoasts, bays, harbors, and rivers, from Hampton Harbor, New Hampshire, to Gooseberry Point, Massachusetts, including Nantucket and Vineyard Sounds, Buzzards Bay, and tributaries. Includes descriptions of lights and light vessels, buoys, fog signals as well as other important information. Includes location, height above water, distance seen, candlepower, description of structure, and more. Some soiling and chipping to wraps, some foxing, contents unusually clean and intact. Very difficult to find these early lists and well worth the search. Excellent resource. (VG-). $88.

SR-452. Lighthouse Service. LIST OF BEACONS, BUOYS, STAKES, SPINDLES AND ALL OTHER DAY MARKS IN THE SECOND LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT 1886. Wash. 1886. 64p. Soft wraps. Includes all of the coastline of the Second Lighthouse District embracing the seacoasts, bays, harbors, and rivers, from Hampton Harbor, New Hampshire, to Gooseberry Point, Massachusetts, including Nantucket and Vineyard Sounds, Buzzards Bay, and tributaries. Includes descriptions of lights and light vessels, buoys, fog signals as well as other important information. Includes location, height above water, distance seen, candlepower, description of structure, and more. Some soiling and chipping to wraps, some foxing, contents unusually clean and intact. Very difficult to find these early lists and well worth the search. Excellent resource. (VG-). $78.

6332-54. Lighthouse Service. LIST OF BEACONS, BUOYS AND DAYMARKS IN THE SECOND LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. 1901. Wash. 1901. 121 p. Soft wraps. Includes all of the coastline of the Second Lighthouse District from Hampton Harbor, New Hampshire to Warren Point, Rhode Island. Includes descriptions of lights and light vessels, buoys, fog signals as well as other important information. Includes location, height above water, distance seen, candlepower, description of structure, and more. Only light soiling to wraps, moderate chipping, front wrap detached, contents unusually clean and intact, tight. Very difficult to find these early lists and well worth the search. Excellent resource. (VG-). $112.

6332-7. Lighthouse Service. LIST OF LIGHTS, BUOYS AND DAYMARKS IN THE SECOND LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. 1907. Wash. 1907. 136 p. Soft wraps.  Includes all of the coastline of the Second Lighthouse District from Hampton Harbor, New Hampshire to Warren Point, Rhode Island. Includes descriptions of lights and light vessels, buoys, fog signals as well as other important information. Includes location, height above water, distance seen, candlepower, description of structure, and more. Only light soiling to wraps, contents unusually clean and intact, tight. Very difficult to find these early lists and well worth the search. Excellent resource. (VG). $128 net. 

6332ccc. Lighthouse Service. LIST OF LIGHTS, BUOYS AND DAYMARKS IN THE SECOND LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. 1909. Wash. 1909. 120 p. Soft wraps.  Includes all of the coastline of the Second Lighthouse District from Hampton Harbor, New Hampshire to Elisha Ledge orr Warren Point, Rhode Island, including Nantucket and Vineyard Sounds…. Includes descriptions of lights and light vessels, buoys, fog signals as well as other important information. Includes location, height above water, distance seen, candlepower, description of structure, and more. Soiling to wraps, contents unusually clean and intact, tight. Very difficult to find these early lists and well worth the search. (VG+).          $140 net.

6332nn. Lighthouse Service. LOCAL [LIGHT AND] BUOY LIST [INCLUDING LIGHTS, FOG SIGNALS, BUOYS, AND DAYMARKS] MASSACHUSETTS. Wash. 1918. 68 p. Soft wraps.  Includes all of the coastline of Massachusetts. Includes descriptions of lights and light vessels, buoys, fog signals as well as other important information. Includes location, height above water, distance seen, candlepower, description of structure, and more. Overall in unusually good condition for an early list, covers nicely intact with only a few chips and some staining, contents crisp and clean, tight, a very good copy. Very difficult to find these early lists and well worth the search. (VG) $38 net.  

 

6332-44. Lighthouse Service. LIST OF BEACONS, BUOYS, STAKES, AND OTHER DAY MARKS IN THE THIRD LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT 1891. Wash. 1891. 110p. Soft wraps. Includes all of the coastline of the Third Lighthouse District from Warren Point, Rhode Island to a point opposite Shrewsbury Rocks, New Jersey including Lake Champlain and Lake Memphremagog including Narragansett Bay, Long Island Sound, Gardiner’s Bay, Newark Bay, Mew York Bay, Hudson River, Fire Island Inlet and Rockaway Inlet. Includes descriptions of lights and light vessels, buoys, fog signals as well as other important information. Includes location, height above water, distance seen, candlepower, description of structure, and more. Overall in good condition for an early list, light chipping to front wrap, back wrap missing, spine worn, contents clean and tight. Some soiling and chipping to wraps, Very difficult to find these early lists and well worth the search. Excellent resource. (VG). $94. 

6332-10. Lighthouse Service. LIST OF LIGHTS, BUOYS AND DAYMARKS IN THE THIRD LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. 1907. Wash. 1907. 181 p. Soft wraps.  Includes all of the coastline of the Third Lighthouse District from Warren Point, Rhode Island to a point opposite Shrewsbury Rocks, New Jersey including Lake Champlain and Lake Memphremagog. Includes descriptions of lights and light vessels, buoys, fog signals as well as other important information. Includes location, height above water, distance seen, candlepower, description of structure, and more. Only light soiling to wraps, contents unusually clean and intact, tight. Very difficult to find these early lists and well worth the search. Excellent resource. (VG). $128 net.

27154c. Lighthouse Service. LOCAL LIGHT LIST NEW YORK AND APPROACHES. Narragansett Bay to Cape May. Third Lighthouse District. Wash. 1930. 248p. Soft wraps. Covers the coast and harbors from Naragansett Bay , Rhode Island to Cape May , New Jersey . Includes descriptions of lights and light vessels, buoys, fog signals as well as other important information. Includes location, height above water, distance seen, candlepower, description of structure, and more. Overall in unusually good condition for an early list, covers nicely intact with only light wear, contents clean and tight, a very good copy. Very difficult to find these early lists and well worth the search. (VG+)  $26 net.

27154d. Lighthouse Service. LOCAL LIGHT LIST NEW YORK AND APPROACHES. Narragansett Bay to Cape May. Third Lighthouse District. Wash. 1931. 250- p. (VG+). $26.

27154e. Lighthouse Service. LOCAL LIGHT LIST NEW YORK AND APPROACHES. Narragansett Bay to Cape May. Third Lighthouse District. Wash. 1932. 250- p. (VG+). $26.

27154f. Lighthouse Service. LOCAL LIGHT LIST NEW YORK AND APPROACHES. Narragansett Bay to Cape May. Third Lighthouse District. Wash. 1933. 250- p. (VG+). $26.

27154g. Lighthouse Service. LOCAL LIGHT LIST NEW YORK AND APPROACHES. Narragansett Bay to Cape May. Third Lighthouse District. Wash. 1934. 250- p. (VG+). $26.

27154h. Lighthouse Service. LOCAL LIGHT LIST NEW YORK AND APPROACHES. Narragansett Bay to Cape May. Third Lighthouse District. Wash. 1935. 253- p. (VG+). $26.

27154i. Lighthouse Service. LOCAL LIGHT LIST NEW YORK AND APPROACHES. Narragansett Bay to Cape May. Third Lighthouse District. Wash. 1936. 261- p. (VG+). $26.

6332-36. Coast Guard. LOCAL LIST OF LIGHT S AND OTHER MARINE AIDS – ATLANTIC COAST OF THE UNITED STATES. VOLUME II.   Watch Hill, Rhode Island to Fenwick Island, Delaware. Third Coast Guard District. CG-158. Wash. 1959. 205 p. Soft wraps. Covers the coast from Watch Hill, RI., to Fenwick Island, Delaware. Includes descriptions of lights and light vessels, buoys, fog signals as well as other important information. Includes location, height above water, distance seen, candlepower, description of structure, and more. Overall in unusually good condition for an early list, covers nicely intact with only a few chips, light soil, contents clean and tight, a good copy. Very difficult to find these early lists and well worth the search. (VG) $22. 

6332gg. Light-House Board. LIST OF [LIGHTS], BUOYS, AND OTHER AIDS TO NAVIGATION CAPE LOOKOUT TO HILLSBORO INLET. SIXTH LIGHT HOUSE DISTRICT. Wash. 1911. 60 p. Soft wraps.  Covers the coast from Cape Lookout , North Carolina to Hillsboro Inlet , Florida and surrounding area. Includes descriptions of lights and light vessels, buoys, fog signals as well as other important information. Includes location, height above water, distance seen, candlepower, description of structure, and more. Overall in unusually good condition for an early list, covers nicely intact with only a few chips, contents quite clean and tight, a very nice copy. Very difficult to find these early lists and well worth the search. (VG+). $74 net.

 

Great Lakes United States & Canada

 

6332-70. Coast Guard. LIGHT LIST Volume IV GREAT LAKES – United States and Canada. CG-159. Ninth Coast Guard District. Wash. 1967. 214 p. Soft wraps. Covers the entire Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River above St. Regis River. Includes fold-out map of the Radiobeacon System on the Great Lakes. Includes descriptions of lights and light vessels, buoys, fog signals as well as other important information. Includes location, height above water, distance seen, candlepower, description of structure, and more. Overall in good condition for an early list, covers nicely intact with light soil, contents clean and tight, a good copy. Very difficult to find these early lists and well worth the search. (VG) $38.

Mississippi & Western Rivers

 

6666k. Treasury Dept. , U.S. Coast Guard. LIST OF LIGHTS AND OTHER MARINE AIDS MISSISSIPPI RIVER SYSTEM. CG-161. GPO. 1959. 269pp. Desirable listing includes detailed information on all lighthouses, lightships, post lights and other aids to navigation including location, characteristics, order of light, apparatus or illuminant, height, color and peculiarities, fog signal information, and much more. Soft wraps unusually intact,  very little wear. Contents quite clean, tight. (VG+).  $16.

Pacific Coast United States

6332-66. Coast Guard. LOCAL LIST OF LIGHTS AND OTHER MARINE AIDS – PACIFIC COAST OF THE UNITED STATES. VOLUME I.  Mexican Border to Point Arguello, California. Eleventh Coast Guard District. CG-162. Wash. 1960. 32 p. Soft wraps. Covers the California coast from Point Loma Light to Point Hueneme Light, and includes Panama as well. Includes descriptions of lights and light vessels, buoys, fog signals as well as other important information. Includes location, height above water, distance seen, candlepower, description of structure, and more. Overall in good condition for an early list, covers nicely intact with light soil, contents clean and tight, a good copy. Very difficult to find these early lists and well worth the search. (VG) $38. 

 

The World

 

North and South America

 

British Isles

 

 

U. S. Coast Pilots

2825b. Bowditch, Nathaniel. (U. S. Navy) AMERICAN PRACTICAL NAVIGATOR – An Epitome of Navigation and Nautical Astronomy. GPO. Washington. 1943. 777p. The American Practical Navigator , written by Nathaniel Bowditch, is an encyclopedia of navigation, a valuable handbook on oceanography and meterology, and contains useful tables and a maritime glossary. In 1866 the copyright and plates were bought by the Hydrographic Office of the United States Navy. The most popular navigational text of the late 18th century was The New Practical Navigator by John Hamilton Moore. Edmund M. Blunt, a Newburyport, Massachusetts publisher, decided to issue a revised copy of this work for American navigators and convinced Nathaniel Bowditch, a locally famous mariner and mathematician, to revise and update it with the help of several others. Blunt's The New Practical Navigator was published in 1799, followed by a second edition in 1800. By 1802, when Blunt was ready to publish a third edition, Nathaniel Bowditch and others had corrected so many errors in Hamilton's work that Blunt decided to publish it as the first edition of a new work, The New American Practical Navigator. The current edition of the American Practical Navigator traces its pedigree to that 1802 edition. Edmund M. Blunt continued to published the book until 1833; upon his retirement, his sons, Edmund and George, assumed publication. The elder Blunt died in 1862; his son Edmund followed in 1866. The next year, 1867, George Blunt sold the copyright to the government for $25,000. The government has published Bowditch ever since. The U.S. government has published some 52 editions since acquiring the copyright to the book that has come to be known simply by its original author’s name, "Bowditch". Since the government began production, the book has been known by its year of publishing, instead of by the edition number. Hard Cover, very good, beige cloth wraps. Book tight, completely intact, some expected soiling and wear to cloth wraps. (VG). $24.

 

10394. Thoms, Captain William. A New Treatise On The Practice Of Navigation At Sea Containing All The Details Necessary To Enable The Mariner To Become A Good Practical Navigator. New York: Privately Printed for the Author and Sold by Robert L. Shaw. 1871. Eleventh edition. 257p. b/w plates. Good example of a navigational text published by one of Bowditch’s competitors. Eleventh edition, the first having been published in 1854. As America’s merchant marine expanded, need for this kind of information grew apace. Capt. Thoms was founder of the New York Nautical School, of which 'Mrs. Captain Wm. Thoms' was Principal. In addition to the usual methods of finding position at sea, he introduces his own new method of finding longitude by measuring the moon's declination in relation to a star. Of interest in this text are the list of captains (and their vessels) promoting this work. Illustrations printed white on black, in the manner that had a brief vogue during this period. Includes pasted in label “Property of the Light House Establishment” which may not be authentic. Bound in original full calf. All signatures tight, hinges a bit loose, some tape repair. Covers heavily rubbed and chipped along lower back edge of spine. $95.

 

 

 

1335d. Eldridge, George W. and M.E. ELDRIDGE’S TIDE-BOOK AND MARINE DIRECTORY, 1911. Boston. 1911. 100p plus 72p illustrated advertising section. Soft wraps. Eldridge, whose father George started him in the chart business, is probably best known as the compiler of Eldridge’s Tide and Pilot Book, still in use today. His charts were compiled from his and his father’s own surveys. Includes a wealth of information including tide tables for harbors from Nova Scotia to Long Island Sound, sun’s rising, setting, declination, moon’s changes, wage tables and more. Also includes detailed information on the Massachusetts Humane Society Life-Saving stations including complete listing, large 8 ½” x 14” fold-out map of Hmane Society stations, Instructions to Seamen Concerning the Use of Breeches Buoy Apparatus, etc. Also includes 84 pages of attractive and interesting illustrated advertisements for marine businesses including wonderful 1908 illustrated add for Chelsea marine clocks, etc. Overall clean, tight, some expected wear, wraps present but detached. A desirable item, worth it for the Humane Society map alone. (VG-). $45.

1335e. (same) 1912. 100p. plus 80p various advertisements. Soft wraps. Some moisture, wraps detached. (G+). $28.

1335f. (same) 1922. 100p. plus 36p various advertisements. Without Humane Society. Soft wraps, chipped. (VG-). $18.

 

Northeast United States

450. U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. UNITED STATES COAST PILOT. Atlantic Coast. Section A. St. Croix River to Cape Cod. Fifth (1950) Edition. Hard cover. 410pp. $12.

4434. U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. UNITED STATES COAST PILOT. Atlantic Coast. Section A. St. Croix River to Cape Cod. Second Edition. 1927. 356pp. Covers soiled but tight. Includes listing of Coast Guard and Mass. Humane Society Stations, Instructions to Mariners in case of Shipwreck, etc. (G) $22.

 

Atlantic & Gulf & Pacific Coast United States

6629. U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. UNITED STATES COAST PILOT 3. Sandy Hook to Cape Henry. Sixth (1953) Edition. Hard cover. 402pp. Includes laid in Supplement for March 10, 1956 as well as partial Pilot Rules for Inland Waters [78p.]. (G) $22.

6464. Navy Department. SAILING DIRECTIONS FOR THE NORTH SEA (EASTERN SHORES). 1933. 128pp. Soft wraps. $13.

708. U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. UNITED STATES COAST PILOT The Hawaiian Islands. Second (1933) Edition. Hard cover. 128pp. Light uniform browning as expected but otherwise clean, tight. Scarce. (VG) $48.

 

870. ANNUAL REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER OF NAVIGATION TO THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE AND LABOR FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1914. Wash. 1914. 206 p. Original gilt embossed maroon government binding. Detailed report covers all aspects of shipping and navigation for the year. Details include analysis of year’s ship construction, steam steel vessels, fast steamships, registered steam vessels, square rigged American vessels, radio apparatus on vessels, motor boats, rig of sail vessels, coasting trade, safety of life at sea, measurements of vessels, desertion of seamen, forecastle accommodations, wireless-ship act, wages, and much more. Clean, tight, in moderately worn binding. (VG-). $44.

 

 

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