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1763. Bleyer, Bill. The Fire Island Lighthouse: Long Island’s Welcoming Beacon. 2017. History Press. 160p. Soft wraps. This is the first complete history of the important national landmark at Fire Island. The author begins with the site, from the shipwrecks offshore dating from colonial times that prompted construction of the first lighthouse on Fire Island in 1826; the inadequacies of that lighthouse that led to construction of a new taller tower in 1858; the development of improved lighthouse illumination apparatus including the Fresnel lens; the Fire Island lightships that were anchored offshore to augment the new lighthouse; how the lighthouse was shut down by the Coast Guard at the end of 1973 and replaced by a light on the water tower at Robert Moses State Park; how the structures on the closed site deteriorated and the Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society was formed in 1982 to restore the property and re-lit the tower in 1986; how the original Fresnel lens was brought back from Philadelphia and displayed in a new building in 2011; and the society’s future plans for bringing back additional artifacts for display. The book is filled with dozens of historical photographs, some never published before, and a 16-page insert of new color photographs by retired Newsday photographer Audrey C. Tiernan showing the restored lighthouse, keeper’s quarters and first-order Fresnel lens in all their glory. Well done. (M). $21.99. Available May 10. (x)

1798. Osmers, Henry D. A Legacy of Valor - A History of Lifesaving and Shipwrecks at Montauk, New York. 2016. Outskirts Press. 195p. Soft wraps. Long before it became the resort and fishing community of today, Montauk was a lonely, barren, desolate peninsula where few dared tread. From the middle of the 17th century to the early 20th century, Montauk served as pastureland for thousands of cattle, sheep and horses from farms “up island.” In the mid-1800s, lifesaving stations were built at Montauk and other locations along the shores of Long Island. Here, and in the face of cruel and harsh weather conditions, crews of hearty, brave men headed out to sea to save those in peril from shipwrecks. This book is the story of the U. S. Life Saving Service, its activities at Montauk, and an account of more than 100 shipwrecks that took place there over a period spanning more than 300 years. Well done. (M). Published at $23.95. Our price $21.95.

 

16232. (mounted photo) U.S. Life Saving Service Crew, Great Egg Life-Saving Station, Long Island, NY. c.1900. Early original view shows crew posing on the boat ramp with the surfboat at the Great Egg Life-Saving Station. Photo measures 3 ¼” square on 5” square mount. Labeled in ink on back “Longport N.J. Alonzo Robinson 3rd from left.” Close detailed view, clean, just slightly light. Mount clean, light edge wear. (VG). $164. 

1727. (photo) Mecox Life-Saving Station, Bridgehampton, LI., NY. c.1908. Fine clear image features this 1875-Type station in the Southampton area. In addition to the great details of the station. Behind can be seen the drill pole, surfboat and other equipment. Unusually good view, close, great early detail. Measures 3 ½” x 5 ½” on postcard paper. Light abrasion/soiling to sky, back toned from age, postmarked 1908. (VG). $155.

16231. (photo) Dedication of New Coast Guard Lifeboat Station, Hampton Bays, LI., NY. c.1941. Clear, close, original 8” x 10” press photo shows excellent detail as Rear Admiral Leon Covell, Commandant of the Coast Guard, speaks at the dedication of the new Coast Guard Lifeboat Station at Hampton Bays, Long Island, New York. Photo is b/w and includes date and description on back. Dated August 24, 1941. Clear, close view, great detail. (VG+). $34.

 

16186. (lot 11 photos & research) Shinnecock Light Station, Long Island, New York. Very interesting lot from the estate of retired Long Island CWO4 includes 6 original and copy photos, and 5 research documents relating to the history of the two Shinnecock lighthouses. Includes large 8x10 c.1930’s photo of light station, small 3x5 photo, and 4 large copy photos including one of the light tower as it fell during demolition. Research includes letter (2p) from engineer (CG) regarding history of the two lights and lighting characteristics, 3 page history by George Worthylake, two newspaper articles regarding the history, and a letter regarding the disposition of the lens from the Shinnecock Lighthouse. Lot 11 items $58.

16193. (lot 14 items) Life-Saving Service – Early Coast Guard Long Island, New York. Very interesting lot from the estate of retired Long Island CWO4 includes 14 original (6) and copy (6)  photos and correspondence (2) relating to Long Island Life-Saving Service and early Coast Guard. Included are large 8” x 10 and smaller photo Rocky Point LSS, c.1920 view crew at Southampton LSS, 6 photos of old and new Shinnecock LSS and CG stations (before being washed away in the 1938 hurricane), 3 views of surfmen, etc. Many of the photos have the mens' names identified on the back. Also includes two envelopes with correspondence to (Life-Saving Service) Captain A. Penny at Good Ground (Hampton Bays) dated 1904 and 1913. One correspondence, on Revenue Cutter Service stationery, is apparently from a former colleague who transferred to Neah Bay in Washington, inquiring  about Captain Penny and “the boys”. Interesting lot, great views and information. $225.

 

7340f. Field, Van. WRECKS AND RESCUES ON LONG ISLAND - THE STORY OF THE U. S. LIFE SAVING SERVICE. 1997. 179p. Soft wraps. Over 188 vintage photographs. I have once again found a copy of this long out of print work by Mr. Field. Filling a longtime void in the chronicles of the Life-Saving Service on Long Island, this book is the result of decades of research. In 179 large format pages, the author presents unforgettable stories of the surfmen and their unsurpassed bravery. Unique to this work are the 180 wonderful vintage photographs of the stations and the men who served along this stormy coast. In this interesting chronicle, the author provide a station by station look at the buildings, the crews and the rescues they performed that make them such a unique and unforgettable piece of our history. Filled with wonderful vintage photos. Clean, tight, only lightly used. Extremely difficult to find. (M). $59.95.

15245. (photo) US Life-Saving Station, Long Island, New York c.1880’s view. Clear close view shows this 1875-Type station in the Southampton area as the crew poses on the boat ramp, possibly the Mecox station. View is a copy photo or contact print from glass negative and measures 3 ½” x 5”. Clear, close, good detail. (VG+). $22.

15241a. (copy photo) U.S. Life-Saving Crew, Rocky Point Station, East Marion, Long Island c.1904 view. Clear, close 8” x 10” b/w copy photo made some years ago, shows a great view of the 8 man crew of the Rocky Point Life-Saving Station, east of Greenport. All of the men are identified on the back with information given by the son of one of the men pictured (George Clark). Note the Keeper in the center of the first row holding the leather gunner’s haversack. Good detail. Rare view. (VG+). $54.

15241b. (copy photo) U.S. Life-Saving Crew, Rocky Point Station, East Marion, Long Island c.1904 view. Clear, close 8” x 10” b/w copy photo made some years ago, shows a great view of some of the men of the Rocky Point Life-Saving Station posing with the beach apparatus cart. The woman is the wife of Keeper Harvey Brown. All of the men are identified on the back with information given by the son of one of the men pictured (George Clark). Good detail. Rare view. (VG+). $44.

15245. (copy photo or photo from glass negative) U.S. Life Saving Station, Southampton, Long Island. c.1880’s view. Clear close early view includes men on ramp with surfboat behind. 3 ½” x 5”. Good detail. Rare view. (VG+). $34.

15244. (copy photo or photo from glass negative) U.S. Life Saving Station, Tiana Beach, Long Island. c.1870’s view. Clear close early view includes men on ramp with beach apparatus. View is before men were uniformed. 5” x 7”. Good detail. Rare view. (VG+). $34.

28307b. (photo) U.S. Life Saving Station, Zachs Inlet (High Hill), New Jersey c.1912. Wonderful clear, close view of this expanded Red House station on Long Island on Jones Beach. Superb clear close view with two children standing on the boat ramp. Close clear views measure 3 ½” x 5 ½” on postcard paper. Postmarked 1912 (?). (VG+). $68.

15240. (lot 3 photos) U.S. Coast Guard Station Shinnecock, Long Island c.1930’s. Clear, close original  b/w photos show great detail of the new “Roosevelt style” Coast Guard station at Shinnecock on Long Island. These buildings are called the Roosevelt-style because they were built during the Franklin Roosevelt administration. The buildings were all white with red roofs, green shutters and many have a lookout on the top. Views include great details of the crew quarters building, detached boathouse, cistern, beacon, and tall flag mast with characteristic Coast Guard wind vane. Photos 3½” x 4 ½”, 4” x 6”, 5” x 7”. Great detail. Rare views. (VG+). Lot $68.

15189. (cabinet photo) Keeper William H. Reinhart, First Keeper at Rocky Point Life Saving Station, Long Island c.1880-1890. Original albumen photo measures 4 ½” x 6” on 6” x 8” mount provides great detail of Keeper William H. Reinhart posing with the speaking trumpet in hand. The Rocky Point station was completed and "manned for duty" in 1896 near Rocky Point, Long Island Sound, about four miles northerly from Greenport. Keeper Reinhart was appointed Keeper at the Rockaway Beach Station on January 29, 1878 and was reassigned to the new Rocky Point station on October 23, 1896. He was reassigned back to Rockaway on March 10, 1897, where he remained until he retired on March 25, 1915, having accumulated 64 years in age and more than thirty years in the Life-Saving Service. The station was discontinued and disappears from the records in 1929 and was abandoned in 1946. Image is clear and close, with some staining to margins, very light overall foxing and some edge wear to mount. Just a bit light. Identified on back. (VG). $195.

15182. (framed newspaper photo) “Most Spectacular Rescue in Marine History” “ Coast Guard Signaling to the Troopship Northern Pacific Cast With Her Human Freight on the Bar off Fire Island.” The Sunday Herald. January 19, 1919. Originally built to sail between Astoria, Oregon, and San Francisco, California, before World War I, the United States Navy drafted the SS Northern Pacific to serve in the Cruiser and Transport Squadron during World War I. In January 1919, filled with over 2000 troops returning from the War, the Northern Pacific approached the port of New York traveling at a moderate rate of speed, but she grounded on a sand bar off Fire Island about 2:00 a.m. Her efforts to back free were unsuccessful. Large waves continuously rolled in and washed away one of the Northern Pacific’s lifeboats from its position high on its superstructure. Captain L. Connelly, U.S.N. master of the Northern Pacific sent an S.O.S. and U.S. Coast Guardsmen soon arrived and shot a line out to the stricken ship. Over the next few days Coast Guard surfboats brought 450 soldiers and nurses ashore through the surf before the seas calmed enough for rescue vessels to come alongside the listing ship. When the seas calmed, sub-chasers SC-291, SC-292, SC-293 and SC-294 along with other small vessels that transported remaining troops to the hospital ship Solace, and to cruisers and destroyers standing off shore. Nice view from behind the surfman as he signals the stricken vessel. Newspaper photo is soiled and brittle but would clean some and if re-matted would display well. In period wood frame. 18” x 14”. (G-). $42.

15139. (topographic plate) COAST LINES: PART OF FIRE ISLAND – BABYLON – BAYSHORE – ISLIP, NEW YORK. U.S. Geological Survey. c.1908. Size 10”h x 16”. Double page plate from early report. Beautiful, early, three color topographic map shows the important contours and features of the area including the Lighthouses and Life-Saving Stations, as well as roads, harbor and important features. This map includes most of the area from Lindenhurst to Oakdale in the north to Oak Island Beach and Fire Island to Pointwood. Lighthouses include Fire Island Light. Life-Saving Stations include Gilgo, Oak Island, Fire Island and Point of Woods. Also includes harbors, shoals and bars, and much more. Plate is quite desirable for framing. Unusually clean and crisp, a beautiful piece. These early coastal maps are most desirable for display and bring a premium, particularly of this area. (F). $76. 

 

15130. (photo) U. S. Life-Saving Station Station, High Hill Beach, Long Island, New York c.1910. Superb clear, close image of the station as two children play on the boat ramp. Photo is clear and sharp and measures 3 ½” x 5 ½” on postcard paper. Postmarked August 30, 1910. Great detail. (VG+). $54.

 

“Wreck Master” Appointment Certificates, Long Island c.1810-1868

 

Original New York State “Wreck Master” Appointment Certificates, County of Suffolk. Signed in hand by the Governor of New York State. c.1861 – 1869. Certificates measure 10 ½” x 16 ½” and include applied seal of New York State. Signed in hand by the Governor and by the Secretary of State.

"…Wreck Masters, appointed by the New York State Governor from 1787 on, were required to help victims and protect property belonging to wrecked ships, rescue service on Long Island relied on volunteers until the founding of the Life-Saving Service, a federal agency, in 1871”.

The appointment certificate for March 24, 1810 describes the duties of the Wreck Masters as follows: “…to aid and assist all such ships and vessels as may happen to be stranded on the coasts of said county of Suffolk with full power and authority to them…. to give all possible aid and assistance to all such ships and vessels and to the people on board of the same and to use their utmost endeavors to save the same and to save preserve and … for the purposes aforesaid the cargoes of all such ships and vessels and all goods and chattels whatsoever which may at any time be cast by the sea upon the shore and to employ such and so many men for the purpose as they may think proper. To have and to hold exercise and enjoy the said office together with the fees profits perquisites privileges and advantages to the same by law belonging or appertaining unto them…. “

Certificates list the individual being appointed and his town of residence, and the person whom he is replacing.

Long Island towns represented include Amagansett, Babylon, Baiting Hollow, Belport, Brookhaven, Centre Moriches, East Hampton, Fire Place, Fresh Pond, Mattituck, Miller’s Place, Northport, Orient, Patchogue, Penataquit, Quogue, Riverhead, Sayvile, Smithtown, Southampton, South Haven, Southold, West Hampton.

Pricing in the $200 - $40 range depending on condition and content, with discounts on multiple items available. Please inquire for towns and pricing. 

13415. (mounted photo) U.S. Life Saving Station, Ditch Plain, Long Island, New York c.1900. 8 ½” x 11”. Great digital copy photograph, clear image from original photo, shows the 1882-Type life saving station 3 ½ miles SW of Montauk Lighthouse. This original station is believed to have been built in 1856. A new site was acquired in 1886 and a the station was "reconstructed and enlarged." Shown near the turn of the century, this close detailed view includes the station and out-buildings, flag mast and other details as the crew poses in the background. Clear close view measures 7 ¼” x 9 ¼” overall. Some darkening from age, light soiling, a few small spots, expected edge wear. Rare large close view. (VG-). $165.

 

13392. (photo) Zachs Inlet (High Hill) Life-Saving Station, Long Island, New York c.1909. Rare early photo on postcard paper shows great detail of the early Zachs Inlet Life-Saving Station. The station was an expanded red-house design located on Jones Beach, informally called High Hill. Note the two little girls playing on the boat ramp. Photo measures 3 ½” x 5” on postcard paper. Postmarked 1909. Clear close view, light edge wear. (VG+). $88.

10237. (copy photo) U.S. Life Saving Station, Ditch Plain, Long Island, New York. 8 ½” x 11”. Great digital copy photograph, clear image from original photo, shows the 1882-Type life saving station SW of Montauk Lighthouse. $24. 

 

 

13179. (photo) Captain Nelson & Mrs. Burnett, Southampton Life-Saving Station, Long Island c.1912.  Nice clear view of the unusual entrance to the 1876-Type Southampton Life-Saving Station on Long Island. The station was a mix of styles and probably the only one with an entrance porch of this type. Designed about 1910, it was an 1876-Type station with an 1882-Type tower and inset porch. This photo was taken shortly after the station was built. Rare view of Keeper Burnett with wife, and labeled on back with name and year 1912. Included with this photo are three other views of area home and children, including a wonderful image of a child’s fire engine pedal car. View measures 3 1/2” x 4 ½” and is dated 1912.  Clean, clear view. (VG+). $68.

 

   (later view Mecox LSS) 

858. (mounted photo) U.S. Life-Saving Station (possibly Mecox, NY) c.1878. Clear close view of this 1875-Type station as the crew drills with the breeches buoy apparatus to the drill pole in the foreground. Regarding the identification of this station, Wick York, co-author with Ralph Shanks of “The U.S. Life-Saving Service”, notes: “I think (but I'm not certain) that this is an 1875-Type and that it could be the 1877 Mecox, NY station on Long Island that's on page 78 in our book. However in the book photo (and in all other photos of the station I've seen) the roof of the side lean to intersects the sidewall of the main part of the station below the eave of the main roof. In your photo the lean to's roof is an extension of the main roof. I've also never seen any photos of the station with a gable roof dormer like the one in your photo, although I have seen photos of the station with a shed roof dormer. And the station has two chimneys in the book photo while it has only one in your photo. I've seen photos of most but not every 1875 Type station and the Mecox station is the only one I've seen with an 1882 type tower like this one. It's very possible the Mecox station only had one chimney at some point but I find the lean to roof more difficult to explain.” This is a superb early view, one of the few that I have found of this vintage. Probably taken shortly after the station was constructed. Photo image measures 5 ½” x 8” on original 8” x 10” mount. Beautiful original piece. Overall clean, very good condition, only light moisture to margins of mount, foxing to back. (VG). $285. 

 

1069. (photo) Barque Clan Galbraith on the Beach Near Flying Point in Bridgehampton, Long Island July 22, 1916. Original photo measures 6 ½” x 8 ½” and shows the four masted barque high and dry on the beach while locals sit on the beach examining the vessel. The Clan Galbraith, which went on the beach near Flying Point in Water Mill on July 22, 1916, was probably the largest sailing vessel ever grounded along this coast. She was a four-masted iron bark, 282 feet long and upward of 2,000 tons, sailing from Bristol, England, to New York. Although a British vessel, built in Glasgow, Scotland, she was sailing under the Norwegian flag because of the war with Germany. On the sides were painted Norwegian flags and the word “Norge” to warn German submarines that she was neutral. After going aground in storm and fog, she lay for about two weeks so near the shore that it was possible at low tide to reach, dry-shod, the rope ladder hanging over her side. Her graceful hull and tall masts could be seen from afar across the flat East End landscape, and so many visitors came that, according to newspaper reports, the beach "seemed like Riverhead Fair in the old days." Rare large close image is clear and crisp, a few spots and some soiling to edges. (VG-). $94.

29127. na. American Merchant Seaman’s Manual. Ed. Felix M. Cornell and Allan C. Hoffman. Cambridge. 1964. 5th. 834p. Stiff wraps. Property stamp on frontis “Commanding Officer, Shinnecock Coast Guard Station, Hampton Bays, N.Y. 11946.” The American Merchant Seaman’s Manual has been the primary seamanship text and reference book for the American Merchant Marine for more than sixty years. Merchant mariners going to sea for the first time need to know as much about their new job, their ship, the sea, and the Merchant Marine as they can. From Marlinespike Seamanship to Navigation and Weather, this manual is designed to provide the knowledge that these new seamen need to embark upon their careers at sea. Clean, crisp. (VG+). $48.

1069. (photo) Barque Clan Galbraith on  the Beach Near Flying Point in Bridgehampton, Long Island July 22, 1916. Original photo measures 6 ½” x 8 ½” and shows the four masted barque high and dry on the beach while locals sit on the beach examining the vessel. The Clan Galbraith, which went on the beach near Flying Point in Water Mill on July 22, 1916, was probably the largest sailing vessel ever grounded along this coast. She was a four-masted iron bark, 282 feet long and upward of 2,000 tons, sailing from Bristol, England, to New York. Although a British vessel, built in Glasgow, Scotland, she was sailing under the Norwegian flag because of the war with Germany. On the sides were painted Norwegian flags and the word “Norge”  to warn German submarines that she was neutral. After going aground in storm and fog, she lay for about two weeks so near the shore that it was possible at low tide to reach, dry-shod, the rope ladder hanging over her side. Her graceful hull and tall masts could be seen from afar across the flat East End landscape, and so many visitors came that, according to newspaper reports, the beach "seemed like Riverhead Fair in the old days." Rare large close image is clear and crisp, a few spots and some soiling to edges. (VG-). $94.

26184. (photo)  Eaton's Neck Lighthouse with Keeper Arthur Jensen, LI. NY. c.1900. Large photo on original mat measures 7 ½” x 9 ¼” and provides a fine, early view of the light station at Eaton’s Neck with the keeper posing in front of the light tower. Eaton’s Neck light station was located on the east side of Huntington Bay entrance. The lighthouse was 73 feet high and displayed a fixed white Third-Order light. The original octagonal sandstone tower is shown, built on a foundation constructed was constructed in 1798 on 10 acres of land. In 1868 the station was renovated, the wooden steps replaced with iron steps and landings, walls lined with bricks, the keeper's quarters expanded and a steam fog signal installed. Today the station continues as an active Coast Guard navigational aid. This photo appears to be from an old photo album and retains the canvas hinge strip on the left edge. The image shows a light tower and keeper’s dwelling keeper Jensen and another gentleman with his dog and hillside. Written in ink on bottom is "Eaton's Neck Light, L.I."  The image itself is in very good condition, edges of mat page with small chips and moisture staining to extreme edge of page, but does not affect photo at all. Page size 10 ½” x 14”. A descendent of Keeper Jensen wrote to advise that the keeper in this image was her father, Keeper Arthur Oskar Johan Jensen. Jensen was keeper at Eaton’s Neck from 1917 until 1942. Superb early view. (VG-).  $185 net.

10237. (copy photo) U.S. Life Saving Station, Ditch Plain, Long Island, New York. 8 ½” x 11”. Great digital copy photograph, clear image from original photo, shows the 1882-Type life saving station SW of Montauk Lighthouse. $24. 

   

29287. (mounted photo) U.S. Life Saving Service, District Superintendent, 3rd Life-Saving District, Arthur Dominy c.1900. Great image shows a close, clear view of who we believe to be Arthur Dominy, 3rd Life Saving District Superintendent standing in front of an expanded Red House type station on the Long Island coast. Note to his right is a Francis Metallic Life Car sitting on blocks on the sand. Image measures 3” x 5 ¼” on original 4 ½” x 6 ½” mount. Clean and clear, nice view. This photo is from the personal collection of Lieut. C. H. McLellan, Assistant Inspector of United States Life-Saving Stations. (VG+). $85.

11473. McLintock-Hubbard, Doris M., Dory of the Lighthouse. 2011. 72p. Soft wraps. This heart-warming story of the memories of Doris M. McLintock-Hubbard’s childhood days at three lighthouses will captivate your imagination while it draws you back in time, to an amazing way of life that can never again be repeated in the annals of history. The story takes you back to another era lost in time of a lighthouse keeper’s family at three uniquely different lighthouses: The Esopus Meadows Lighthouse, a beacon built in the middle of New York’s Hudson River, Connecticut’s Saybrook Breakwater Lighthouse that is located at the end of a long breakwater, and the land-based Eatons Neck Lighthouse, built to mark the entrance to Long Island Sound’s Huntington Bay. You will be captivated as you read the pages of the home-spun recollections from the days of yesteryear as seen through the eyes of a child and now remembered many years later in life. As well as preserving lighthouse history for future generations. Dory of the Lighthouse will be loved by everyone; a book that will be read over and over and treasured through the ages. (M). $10.95. 

 

1134. Field, Van. MAYDAY! Shipwrecks, Tragedies & Tales from Long Island’s Eastern Shore. Charleston. 2008. 96p. Soft wraps. Since the mid-1600's, eastern Long Island's shoals, sandbars and assorted submerged hazards have caused many an unlucky vessel to become shipwrecked. The frequency of wrecks rose to a grim crescendo during the mid-nineteenth century as New York and New England peaked as shipping centers. Then came the dawn of the twentieth century and the arrival of advanced navigational aids. Although the number of wrecks declined, the high drama persisted as rumrunners and German submarines kept the coast humming with rumors and anticipation. In MAYDAY!, author Van R. Field painstakingly assembles a compendium of Long Island's most harrowing, amazing and notorious shipwrecks and ocean-going incidents. (M). Pub $17.99. Our price $14.99.

29411. Osmers, Henry. On Eagle’s Beak - A History of the Montauk Point Lighthouse. Outskirts Press. 2008. Soft wraps. 371p. A history of Montauk Point Lighthouse has been long overdue! Henry Osmers fills the void with a chronicle that is thorough and appealing. The author blends scholarly research with supreme storytelling skills to chronicle this graceful treasure perched atop Turtle Hill, at the eastern tip of Long Island. On Eagle's Beak details many facets of the Montauk story, from the settlement of the peninsula and construction of the light station, to the keepers who staffed it until automation and its modern day operation as a museum. Especially noteworthy is Osmers' coverage of Montauk Light's long struggle with erosion, a problem facing many lighthouses in the nation. With more than 70 photographs, illustrations and graphs, as well as scores of anecdotes culled from diaries, newspapers and ledgers, “On Eagle’s Beak” is perfect for devoted lighthouse aficionados and casual admirers alike. (M). $19.95.

29410. Osmers, Henry. Living on the Edge - Life at the Montauk Point Lighthouse 1930-1945. The story of the Montauk Point Lighthouse is also a profoundly human one. Dozens of keepers and their families called the lighthouse home over the years. Theirs was an often lonely existence, and Osmer does justice to their experiences with two chapters detailing notable keeperships under both civilian leadership and, later, Coast Guard administration. Also sprinkled throughout are reflections of the lighthouse’s numerous visitors over the years – notably an 1861 visit to the Point by Walt Whitman, who wrote a laudatory poem on Montauk, from which the book takes its title. Modernization in recent times ended the era of the lighthouse keeper, and the Montauk Point Lighthouse, now automated, became a museum in 1987. (M). $19.95.

26348. Duncan, Robert C., Roger S. Duncan, W. Wallace Fenn, and Paul W. Fenn THE CRUISING GUIDE TO THE NEW ENGLAND COAST-  Including the Hudson River, Long Island Sound, and the Coast of New Brunswick. New York. 2002. Twelfth Edition  827p. DJ. Here, entirely updated, is the latest edition of the most complete, authoritative cruising guide to the northeastern coast.  The bible for Eastern sailors and power boaters for more than half a century has been thoroughly overhauled and expertly refitted. For the preparation of the twelfth edition, the authors visited nearly all the harbors, talked with harbormasters and marina owners, and reevaluated earlier judgments. The Guide tells you how to dodge bad currents and edge around shoal water, and where to anchor and find essential services, including pump-out stations, fuel docks, and a hot shower. It notes channels and harbors that have been dredged or shoaled up; recently replaced buoys; and changes in marinas, boatyards, and other facilities.  This guide is far more than a traditional cruising guide, providing valuable information on weather, tides, coastal geography and geology, fog, marine birds, animals, sea conditions, and even places of historical interest ashore. The authors—who know these great cruising grounds as old friends—relate the histories of the towns, ports, vessels, lighthouses, and even rocks you'll encounter. Black-and-white photographs and maps throughout. (M). Published at $49.95. Our price $45.  

26300. Muller, Robert G. NEW YORK STATE LIGHTHOUSES. Chicago. 2004. 128 p. Soft wraps. New York State Lighthouses explores the great lighthouse heritage of New York State. Second only to Michigan in the number of lighthouses it contains, New York boasts a lighthouse legacy that stretches from the Great Lakes to the tip of Long Island. Many of these lighthouses, even some no longer in existence, were photographed for use on early postcards and these images are assembled for the first time in the pages of this book. The culmination of over five years of research and study, this work provides a most interesting view of New York’s many light stations. (M).   $19.99.

25381. Muller, Bob. LONG ISLAND’S LIGHTHOUSES – PAST AND PRESENT. Patchogue. 2004. 383p. Soft wraps. Long Island’s Lighthouses – Past And Present is the culmination of over five years of research and study from local and national sources. While several books have chronicled Long Island’s lighthouses, none have included all of the structures including those that have been lost over the years. Filled with stories and photos never before presented, as well as architectural plans and more. I particularly enjoy the images and information about the many LHS and Coast Guard keepers. Well done, an invaluable reference for the area. (M). Published at $25. Our price $23.95.  

29200. na. Cornfield Point Light Vessel LV-51 – A Connecticut State Archaeological Preserve. Published for the Connecticut State Historical Preservation Office by Historical Perspectives, Inc. c.2006. 24p. Soft wraps. Quite a nice publication, Details the history of Light Vessel No. 51 including her recent discovery in Long Island Sound off Old Saybrook. After serving for 27 years, on April 14, 1919 she was rammed by an oil barge and sank within eight minutes. The crew disembarked to the lifeboat and were picked up by a tug. Booklet includes chapters on lightship history, design and technology, LV No. 51, Life on board, Reminiscences of a retired light vessel crewman, Sister ships, The sinking of light vessel No. 51, Underwater survey of the wreck, and more. Thoroughly illustrated. Well done. (M). $12.95.

 

10268. (photo) Montauk Point Lighthouse c.1930-1940. Montauk, the oldest lighthouse in New York State, was authorized by the Second Congress, under President George Washington in 1792. Construction began on June 7, 1796 and was completed on November 5, 1796. This historic landmark has been part of Long Island's land and seascape for over 200 years and still serves as an active aid to navigation. Clear, close image shows great detail of the tower fog signal buildings, etc. taken from the beach below. 7” x 9”. One corner fold. (VG). $24.

27112. (photo) Fire Island Lighthouse, Long Island, NY c.1950. Official U. S. Coast Guard b/w 8” x 10” photo includes detailed description on obverse. Close clear view shows the tall First-order light tower and keeper’s dwelling located on the south shore of Long Island. Clear, close image. (VG). $38.

2554. (photo) Eaton’s Neck Long Island labeled on back “Eaton’s Neck Coast Guard”. c.1900. Beautiful cyanotype view details the imposing building and tall flag mast in the foreground. 9” x 10 ½” in early 20th Century frame. (VG). $48.  

 

 

1005. (maritime charts) Massachusetts – New York. 1929. U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. Scale 1/80,000. Bright, very large approx. 33h” x 46w” each. As originally rolled, light soiling, only light wear. 

a) Massachusetts. NANTUCKET SOUND AND APPROACHES. Includes all of Nantucket and most of Martha’s Vineyard. December 1919. $44. 

29224. Map of Property at Smith’s Point Coast Guard Station Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, N.Y. c. 1950. Scale 1” = 100’. 18” x 19 ½”. Map is well drafted on blue-print paper, blue on heavy yellow-tinted paper. Contains typical plot plan information including dimensions and directional information, location of Coast Guard station and boathouse, watch tower, as well as property boundary markers, abutters, telephone lines, flowing well, property owner names penciled in; mean high water line, base of the dunes and giving a specific ownership tally to the left of the map proper, eg. ".B. Land Occupied by the Smith's Point C.G. Station and Quit Claimed by Eugenie A. T. Smith, Heir of Egbert T. Smith to Curtis J. Davis and Wife Lillian M. & recorded on Nov. 17, 1949 & July 31, 1950." etc.. Overall clear, some closed edge-tears; occasional light soiling; otherwise in very good condition and interesting Long Island historical ephemera concerning the area. Good for reference of framing. (VG). $74.

 

26159. (chart) U. S. Department of Commerce, Weather Bureau. COASTAL WARNING FACILITIES CHART. 1962. Great for framing, these charts show in good detail all of the U. S. Coast Guard light stations (lighthouses), lifeboat stations and light vessels that displayed  day and / or night weather warning signals. Also includes in color a diagram if the weather signals, as well as a complete listing of weather broadcast stations. Two color red-black maps have beautiful contrast and are perfect for framing. Pick the map of your area to locate those old Coast Guard lifeboat stations that no longer exist. Clean, crisp, with original folds but will mount nicely. All measure 12” x 19” unless otherwise noted.

e.        Morgan City, LA to Apalachicola, FL. $24

f.         Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. 12” x 12” $16

g.       Hawaiian Islands $16

 

SR-453. Lighthouse Service. LIST OF TOWERS, BEACONS, BUOYS, STAKES, SPINDLES AND OTHER DAYMARKS IN THE THIRD LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. 1886. Wash. 1886. 79 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 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. 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.

PA-17. Lighthouse Service. LIST OF BEACONS, BUOYS AND DAY MARKS IN THE THIRD LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. 1899. Wash. 1899. 145 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. Some soiling and chips to wraps, contents overall clean and intact, tight. Very difficult to find these early lists and well worth the search. Excellent resource. (VG-). $44.

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.

PA-16. Lighthouse Service. LIST OF BUOYS (AND LIGHTS) AND OTHER AIDS TO NAVIGATION NARRAGANSETT BAY TO CAPE MAY INCLUDING NEW YORK HARBOR. Third Lighthouse District. 1911. Wash. 1911. 110p. 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 intact with wear to spine, contents clean and tight, a good copy. Very difficult to find these early lists and well worth the search. (VG) $38.

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.

 

 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.

 

8408c. AMERICAN LIGHTHOUSES. Scientific American. November 15, 1873 . 1p. Two exquisite engravings depict the “Lighthouse at Race Rock – Eastern Entrance to Long Island Sound” and the “Lighthouse at Thimble Shoal, Hampton Roads, VA. Includes a 1/3 page article describing the responsibilities of the Light-House Board, their organization and detailing the construction of these two most attractive lights. Full page, unusually clean, closed tear through one image, still a beautiful item for framing. (VG-). $28.

 

23318d. THE BUOY STATION, QUARANTINE LANDING, STATEN ISLAND and THE SANDY HOOK LIGHTSHIP Harper's Weekly. September 27, 1879. Fine close, detailed half-page woodcut engravings drawn by F. S. Cozzens detail the U.S. Light House Establishment buoy dock on Staten Island with quantities of buoys lined up on the dock, and with a lightship and tender moored behind. A second half page engraving beautifully details the Sandy Hook Light Vessel on station, tossing in the sea with a yacht crossing its bow. Nice detail showing both masts with day recognition signals and deck structures. Includes copy of accompanying article describing the use of lightships and buoys and the work of the Lighthouse service. Wonderful piece. Unusually clean, light toning, great for display. (VG).  $38 net.

980b. Kobbe’, Gustav. HEROES OF PEACE – VOLUNTEER LIFE-SAVERS. 8p. Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine. June 1899. Disbound. Details the work of the early life saving crews including the Massachusetts Humane Society and noted life-saver Joshua James. In addition, individuals who have assisted the Life-Saving Service are given due credit including three women and a lad assisted the keeper of the Long Beach LSS, who rescued the crew of the bark Martha P. Tucker at Point Lookout, Long Island. Also highlighted are West Coast and Great Lakes rescues, and work of the Gay Head Indians in rescuing survivors of the City of Columbus off Martha’s Vineyard , and much more. Includes a fine illustration entitled “A Signal of Distress”, from a painting by Winslow Homer. (VG+). $32.

22477. [movie film] This is a large 400-foot roll of 8mm home movie film made in 1954 about boating on Long Island Sound. These home movies feature lots of wooden pleasure boats, large Navy ships, and damage from Hurricane Carol of 1954. Much of the film was made from a family's wooden cabin boat that cruised up and down Long Island Sound, from New York City, and perhaps to Mystic Seaport in Connecticut. The boat was the Rango from Norwalk, Connecticut, from the South Norwalk Club marina. The people on the cabin cruiser do a lot of fishing. One town had a bascule bridge, that opened in the middle. The boat is shown leaving a breakwater with a light tower at the end. A lighthouse is also shown, as is Coast Guard vessel # 83346 (see scan), at a marina dock with a Texaco gasoline sign. A large Chinese junk is strangely at the marina too. The Navy destroyer #369 is shown; the ship's name is the Thaddeus Parker, and it is at the Brooklyn Navy Yard together with other vessels. The hurricane footage is all along a town, showing dozens of sunken and wrecked boats, at finger piers and along the shore, on a dreary cloudy day. Another scene is on a sunny day at a large beach party. The motor boat apparently traveled to Mystic Seaport, where a large 3-masted ship is shown, perhaps the Charles W. Morgan, also a large white sailing ship is next to it. There are also close-up shots of the lightship Cornfield, which was on duty at the time in Long Island Sound. A rough, handwritten description of the film came with the reel, mentioning a little bit of everything. Condition of the film is excellent. $58.

2198a. Markham, Richard. ABOARD THE MAVIS. Boston. 1880. 240 pages. Unusually decorated board covers. Includes 13 untitled chapters with black & white engravings and maps, many full page. It is told in this book how five boys and five girls cruise aboard the schooner "Mavis" about the east end of Long Island, and how, in addition to sundry good times, they learn somewhat of the early history of the Life-Saving Service, and of their country. "Every life-saving station is furnished with a small mortar, or cannon. When a ship goes ashore, and the surf is so heavy that a boat cannot be launched, the mortar, which is packed in a two-wheeled car, is dragged down to the very edge of the surf. Then it is loaded with a conical shot, to which a very light but very strong rope is fastened. It is, perhaps, more like a cord than a rope. This cord is coiled by the side of the cannon, and when all is ready the gun is fired. The ball flies through the air over the ship, if all goes well, and the line drops on deck." Some illustrations include: Carrying a line aboard, the old way, Carrying a line aboard, the new way, The breeches buoy, Launching the surf boat, Half buried in foam and spray, Hauling the mortar-car, Night patrol burning the red light, etc. Quite an interesting difficult to find early novel with Life-Saving Service content, a scarce addition to your collection. Contents clean and tight, hinges intact. Most unusual decorated boards with moderate wear and bumping but still intact. (G+). $48.

11133. na. Signals of the Sea and Heroes of the Surf. Vistabooks. 1996. 24p. Soft wraps. Well done reprint of two wonderful early articles on the Lighthouse Service and Life Saving Service in the United States include: Hewitt, Arthur. SIGNALS OF THE SEA. [The Outlook. November 1904] Wonderful 14 page article tells of the author’s trip aboard the U. S. Lighthouse Service Tender Larkspur in the Second Light House District. Along the way the author interviews officers and members of the crew and various keepers of the lights. Includes 15 most interesting and unusual photographs of lamps and apparatus, lights and vessels including one of the keeper of Minot ’s Ledge Light looking up through the lens. Most interesting with rare information. Spears, John R., HEROES OF THE SURF. [from Outlook Magazine, 1903.]  7p. Detailed history of the life-saving services in the United States, beginning in 1786 with the Massachusetts Humane Society. The author carries the discussion through the early lifeboats placed on Rockaway Beach on Long Island and government efforts there, to more established services added in the 1870’s and finally to the present [1903] day. Includes four illustrations. (VG+).        $8. 

 CLEARANCE PRICED at Only $7.95 each:

Roberts, Bruce and Ray Jones. Over 80 color and b/w photographs. Soft wraps. Scarce early editions of this author’s earlier works covers the lighthouses along the coasts of the United States . The superb narrative and exquisite photography have made this lighthouse series repeated best sellers. Many signed by the author. (M).  

NORTHERN LIGHTHOUSES. New Brunswick to the Jersey Shore . 1990. 127p. (1)

772. NEW ENGLAND LIGHTHOUSES. Bay of Fundy to Long Island Sound. 1996. 101p. (3)

8227. MID-ATLANTIC LIGHTHOUSES – Hudson River to Chesapeake Bay . 1996. 86 p. (2)

2393. Morrison, John H. HISTORY OF AMERICAN STEAM NAVIGATION. New York, W.F. Sametz & Co., 1903 First Edition. 8vo,. Pp. 630. Well illustrated with numerous engravings of steamships. Very good copy of the first edition of this important history of the invention and early development of steam boats and steam navigation, with especially good information on the Hudson and Delaware Rivers, Long Island Sound, the Great Lakes, and the Atlantic coast. Chapters cover the country by area with history of the noted vessels and steamship lines of the period. Also includes extensive information on the progress of the science at the time, history of various steamship lines. Also includes excellent chapters on tow boats, the state of lighthouses, lightships and fog signals and the work toward improvement, Life-Saving Service, Steamboat Inspection Service, and on the Steam Calliope or Organ. Superb early reference. In original black cloth, gilt spine lettering. Contents clean and crisp, some light wear, former owner's bookplate on front pastedown. (VG). $138 net.

23316. Parsons, Charles. MONTAUK POINT, LONG ISLAND: an 1871 visit. Reprinted from Harper’s New Monthly Magazine. September 1871. 14 p. Soft wraps. Early detailed account of a visit to Montauk Lighthouse and the surrounding area. Wonderful details of the area and life during the period. Includes 20 detailed engraved views. (VG). $12.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Light-House Service District Maps

10345. [Light-House Service District Maps]. U. S. Light-House Service. c. June 30, 1891. A rare opportunity to obtain an 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 good condition. These are fine 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 8 ½” x 10” in size and are overall clean, may have very light stain,  with only one light original fold, light age toning. A rare chance to obtain the chart of your 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 .  $44.

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 . $44.

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.  $44.

PART OF THE THIRD LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. Includes all of Lake Champlain . $18.

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 .  $44.

FIFTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. From Metomkin Inlet , Virginia to and including New River Inlet , North Carolina .  $44.

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. $44.

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 .  $44.

EIGHTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. From Perdido Entrance , Florida to the Rio Grande, the southern boundary of Texas . Includes all of the Gulf Coast and lower Mississippi River .  $44.

NINTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. Includes all of Lake Michigan, Green Bay and tributary waters.   $44.

TENTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. Extends from the mouth of the St. Regis River , St. Lawrence River , New York to and including Grassy Island, 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.  $44.

ELEVENTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. Extends from the Grassy Island Light Station, Detroit River , Michigan to the head of Lake Superior including the waters of Lakes St. Clair, Huron, and Superior and the upper part of the Detroit River , the St. Clair and St. Mary’s Rivers, and part of the Straits of Mackinac.   $44.

TWELFTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. From the boundary between California and Mexico to the boundary between California and Oregon .   $44.

THIRTEENTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. From the boundary between California and Oregon to the northern boundary of the United States and includes Alaska . Includes all of Oregon and Washington , and Alaskan waters.   $44.

U. S. Light-House Service District Charts - Large Size

20178. [Light-House District Maps]. U. S. Light-House Service. c. 1900-1908. A rare opportunity to obtain an 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 16" x 20" in size and are clean and crisp, with only light original folds. A rare chance to obtain the chart of your District, ideal for framing. (VG+).

UNITED STATES. Outline Map shows all of the United States Light-House Districts with the more important lights noted. Includes all of continental United States and Alaska. $88.

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.

ELEVENTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. Extends from the mouth of the River Rouge, Detroit River, Michigan to the westerly end of Lake Superior including the waters of Lake St, Clair, Huron, and Superior and the upper part of the Detroit River, the St. Clair and St. Mary’s Rivers, and part of the Straits of Mackinac. $78.

TWELFTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. From the boundary between California and Mexico to the boundary between California and Oregon. $88.

THIRTEENTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. From the boundary between California and Oregon to the northern boundary of the United States and includes Alaska. Includes all of Oregon and Washington, and Alaskan waters. $88.

FOURTEENTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. Extends on the Ohio River from Pittsburgh, Pa., to Cairo, Ill., on the Tennessee River 255 miles, and on the Great Kanawha 73 miles. $54.

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. $54.

SIXTEENTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. Extends on the Mississippi River from the head of navigation to Cairo, Ill., to New Orleans, La., and on the Red River. $54.

LIGHT-HOUSE CHART. Includes West Indies between the Mona and Virgin Passages comprising Puerto Rico and dependencies, and all of the Hawaiian Islands. $38.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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