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1680. Moale, H. Richard. Notebook on Shipwrecks, Chesapeake Bay 1800-1977. Heritage Books. 2013. 442p. Soft wraps. This “notebook” represents nearly thirty years of research into the history of wrecks in the Chesapeake Bay. The wrecks are listed both in alphabetical and chronological order from 1800 to 1977. It covers the area from the Virginia Capes at the entrance to the Bay on the south to the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal and headwaters to the north. The shipwrecks listed resulted from many causes including severe weather, collisions, fire, piloting error, unseaworthiness, and abandonment. A serious attempt was made to separate fact from fiction; newspaper accounts were checked against Coast Guard, Lighthouse Service and other government records. Other valuable research resources included the U. S. National Archives in Washington, D. C. ; Enoch Pratt Library in Baltimore, Maryland; The Mariners Museum in Newport News, Virginia; Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, Maine; The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data; scuba divers logbooks and interviews with Bay water-men. Many photographs of vessels, interesting newspaper accounts, photocopies of Coast Guard wreck reports, and official documentation papers of vessels enhance the narrative. Important sources are provided for those wishing to continue research for the many vessels listed with unknown data. Like H. Richard Moales previous book, Notebook on Shipwrecks: Maryland Delaware Coast, this book is based on data of record. The author even performed his own amateur archeological survey of the wrecks; personally diving, taking measurements and collecting data to prove identification. Interesting important reference. (M). $68. 

11414. (photo) Interior Kitchen, Drum Point Lighthouse, Chesapeake Bay, Maryland c.1983. Clear, close original 5 ½” x 8” press photo shows great detail of the restored kitchen inside the Drum Point Lighthouse, a screw-pile type light structure. Note the Rayo oil lamp on the table, and on the wall by the window can be seen a brass Coast Guard barometer. Photo is b/w and includes date and description on back, with cropping marks. Dated August 18, 1983. Clear and close view. (VG+). $38.

10371s. (photo) Keeper Fanny May Salter, Turkey Point Lighthouse, Maryland c.1943. Clear, close 6 ½” x 9” press photo shows great detail as Keeper Fanny Salter raises a flag at the light station. By 1945, Keeper Salter was the only woman lighthouse keeper remaining in the Coast Guard, having kept her vigilant watch for 20 years since her husband’s death in 1925. Great early detail includes the light tower behind. Dated 1943. With credit line and description on back. Cropping marks to lower right, glue reminants upper right. Superb clear, close view. (VG-) $48.

14272. (mounted photo) Point No Point Lighthouse, Chesapeake Bay, Maryland c. 1910. Point No Point lighthouse stands two miles removed from the western shore of Chesapeake Bay, and six miles north of Point Lookout and the entrance to the Potomac River. In 1891, the Lighthouse Board first requested $35,000 for the lighthouse, to better mark the stretch of about 30 miles between Cove Point and Smith Point lights. The light was completed and first lit in 1905. The lower part consists of a wooden caisson, 32 feet square and 13 feet high, which was filled with concrete. On the roof of the caisson rests a cast-iron foundation cylinder, 30 feet in diameter and 51 feet in height, expanding near the top, which is 18 feet above the water, into a trumpet shape. This cylinder is mainly filled with concrete, spaces being left for cellar and two cisterns. Surmounting the foundation cylinder is an octagonal brick dwelling, 2 stories high, with a mansard roof, supporting a lantern deck with railing and an 8-sided lantern. A gallery surrounds the house, accessible from the water by means of two sets of ladders, and on it are placed steel davits, boat-hoisting apparatus, and the like. The new light was of the fourth order, illuminating the entire horizon, and flashing white and red, alternately, at intervals of 20 seconds. A bell is struck by machinery a double blow every 15 seconds during thick or foggy weather. The first floor of the lighthouse contained the kitchen and living space, while the upper level housed bedrooms for the keepers. Delineating the top of the first and second levels are respectively two and four courses of decorative corbeled brick. The watchroom is located within the mansard roof, which is interrupted by four gabled dormer windows. A hexagonal iron privy with a pyramidal roof is cantilevered over the edge of the lower balcony. Point No Point Lighthouse is still an active aid to navigation. The large photo measures 6” x 8” on 10” x 12” mount. Mount has some damage, chipping and broken corners byt photo is intact save one chip to right margin. Clear and clean, nice image. (VG-). $88.

 

12287b. (photo) Bloody Point Bar Lighthouse, Maryland, After Fire c.1960. Unusually large 11” x 14” b/w press photo provides great detail of caisson lighthouse following a disastrous fire in 1960. Bloody Point Bar Lighthouse is located just off the southern tip of Kent Island, marking the entrance to Eastern Bay and warns mariners of shoals near Poplar Island with a red sector. The station’s overall appearance changed little over the years until 1960, when an electrical short caused a fire to erupt in the lighthouse. Two young Coast Guardsmen on duty attempted to quell the flames as they spread outwards from the equipment room. “We would use the extinguishers until the smoke got us, then run outside for air,” said the station’s engineman. “We did this maybe three or four times until the fire spread into the kitchen and living room.” At this point it was evident that the flames would reach a storage room containing a 500-gallon fuel tank, so the two decided to abandon the station. They lowered the escape boat by using a 20-foot oar to operate the manual clutch on the boat hoist. The boat descended through flames until it just touched the water, but could not float free of the davits. “Neither of us had a knife to cut the block and tackle. We were stuck there, an inch from escape,” recounted the engineman. Right before the terrible explosion a large wave lifted the boat and freed it, allowing the two coastguardsmen to escape with their lives. The blaze was fought by a Coast Guard cutter and two other boats for more than six hours, but the wooden interior of the structure was a total loss. The lens fell victim to the blaze as well, so a temporary buoy was used until the station was automated with an acrylic lens in 1961. Great close-up view of the exterior damage. With date and identification on back. Dated May 4, 1960. (VG+). $68.

10371r. (photo) Keeper Fanny May Salter, Turkey Point Lighthouse, Maryland c.1945. Clear, close 6” x 8”Coast Guard photo shows great detail of the Fresnel lens and electric lamp in the lantern room as Keeper Salter polishes the brass frame. By 1945, Keeper Salter was the only woman lighthouse keeper remaining in the Coast Guard, having kept her vigilant watch for 20 years since her husband’s death in 1925. Great early detail. Dated May 29, 1945. With credit line and description on back. Superb clear, close view. (VG+) $68.

10371q. (photo) Keeper Fanny May Salter, Turkey Point Lighthouse, Maryland c.1945. Clear, close 8” x 10”Coast Guard photo shows great detail of the Fresnel lens and electric lamp in the lantern room as Keeper Salter polishes the brass frame. By 1945, Keeper Salter was the only woman lighthouse keeper remaining in the Coast Guard, having kept her vigilant watch for 20 years since her husband’s death in 1925. Great early detail. Dated May 28, 1945. With credit line and description on back. Superb clear, close view. Light wear. (VG) $68.

 

13151. (negative) Screw Pile Lighthouse, Possibly Maryland. Fine clear, close view of a classic screw-pile type lighthouse. Not sure of the location, believe it may be Maryland Point, Hooper Strait or Drum Point. Great detail of this structure which is still in service, probably pre-1939 based on the boat hanging on the davits. Negative measures 2 ¼” by 3 ½” and is clear, will make superb prints. (F-). $26. 

 

13277. (photo) Fort McHenry Channel Range Light, Baltimore, Md. c.1911. 4 ½” x 7”. Mariners on the Patapsco River, looking north toward Baltimore needed a means to insure that they were in the center of the channel. In 1911, the Secretary of Commerce received authorization for the use of appropriation of $125,000 made by act of Congress and approved March 4, 1911, to provide gas buoys and other aids to navigation in the channels leading to Baltimore, Md. This photo is of one of two range lights constructed that year which when lined up would insure that you were over the center of the channel. Close photo showing the acetylene beacon and daymark atop the steel tower. (VG). $28.

 

10371m. (photo) Keeper Fanny May Salter, Turkey Point Lighthouse, Maryland c.1945. Clear, close 8” x 10” Coast Guard era photo shows great detail of the Fresnel lens and electric lamp in the lantern room as Keeper Salter polishes the brass frame. By 1945, Keeper Salter was the only woman lighthouse keeper remaining in the Coast Guard, having kept her vigilant watch for 20 years since her husband’s death in 1925. Great early detail. Dated May 29, 1945. With credit line and description on back. Superb clear, close view. (VG+) $88.

1327. (photo) Cedar Island (Cedar Point) Lighthouse, Maryland c.1955.  Clear, close, large original 9” x 11” press photo shows great detail of the abandoned light station and lookout tower on the small finger of land. In 1896, the Light House Board requested $25,000 from Congress to build Cedar Point lighthouse on the southern side of the mouth of the Patuxent River to mark a dangerous sand bar. Cedar Point sat on 1.54 acres and included a three-story brick and cedar-shingle house with attached a 50-foot light tower, fog bell tower, oil house, boathouse, and outhouse. The lantern above the wooden tower was 50 feet above ground level. The first story was of brick while the second story was shingled up to the line of the tops of the windows. Unfortunately, Cedar Point quickly eroded, hastened by local sand dredging. When the lighthouse was forced to be abandoned in 1928, by the Coast Guard, it then stood on an island. This earlier view shows the abandoned structures before additional deterioration occurred in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Photo is b/w and includes date and description on back. Dated May 1, 1955. Clear, close view, great detail. (VG+). $56.

 

  

12395b. (photo) Coast Guard Lighthouse Keeper MK Mike Wolf Cleans Lens, Thomas Point Shoal Light Station, Maryland c.1978. Clear, close 7” x 9” newspaper photo shows as the Coast Guard Keeper cleans the lens and rotating mechanism in the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse. By 1964 this was the last manned light in the Chesapeake Bay and the Coast Guard continued to man this light station until 1986, when it was automated. Great detail. May 10, 1978. With credit line or description on back. (VG+) $59.

12413. (photo) Coast Guard Lighthouse Keeper SA Paul Wallace Cleans Lens, Thomas Point Shoal Light Station, Maryland c.1974. Clear, close 7” x 9” newspaper photo shows as the Coast Guard Keeper cleans the lens and rotating mechanism in the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse. By 1964 this was the last manned light in the Chesapeake Bay and the Coast Guard continued to man this light station until 1986, when it was automated. Great detail. Dated June 14, 1974. With credit line or description on back. (VG+) $59.

12395a. (photo) Coast Guard Lighthouse Keeper BM1 Frank Remaly Cleans Lens, Thomas Point Shoal Light Station, Maryland c.1986. Clear, close 7” x 9” newspaper photo shows as the Coast Guard Keeper cleans the lens and rotating mechanism in the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse. By 1964 this was the last manned light in the Chesapeake Bay and the Coast Guard continued to man this light station until 1986, when it was automated. Great detail. Dated April 22, 1986. With credit line or description on back. (VG+) $59.

12395c. (photo) Coast Guard Lighthouse Keeper BM1 Frank Remaly Cleans Lens, Thomas Point Shoal Light Station, Maryland c.1986. Clear, close 7” x 9” newspaper photo shows as the Coast Guard Keeper cleans the lens and rotating mechanism in the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse. By 1964 this was the last manned light in the Chesapeake Bay and the Coast Guard continued to man this light station until 1986, when it was automated. Great detail. Dated April 22, 1986. With credit line or description on back. (VG+) $49.

 

   (image courtesy U.S. Coast Guard)

12286. (photo) Thomas J. Steinheise Keeper of Seven Foot Knoll 1930-1941, Awarded Congressional Silver Life-Saving Medal 1935. Rare 8” x 10” b/w photo dated 1933 provides a great portrait view of Keeper Thomas Jefferson Steinheise of the Seven Foot Knoll Light Station, Maryland, where he served 10 ½ years as Keeper. In August of 1933, a nor'easter hit Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay; a storm so powerful that it cut an inlet through Ocean City, MD. At about 10:30pm on August 20, the tugboat Point Breeze ran into trouble off Seven Foot Knoll. The captain of the tug ordered his crew to abandon ship as the tug went down. Keeper Thomas Steinhise heard the shouts of the fourteen men and with the help of his son Earl, prepared his twenty-one foot motorboat to go out and rescue them. As the motor on the boat would not start, he was forced to row the boat through fifteen-foot waves and hurricane force winds to reach the men. By the time another tug had arrived on the scene to assist in the rescue, Steinheise and his son had pulled six men from the water and taken them to the lighthouse. Although one of the men had drowned, he had saved five men and for his bravery he was awarded the Congressional Silver Life Saving Medal, one of only a handful of keepers in history to receive such a commendation. With identification on back. Dated September 5, 1933. Rare important view, also graat view of uniform. (VG+). $118.

12288. (photo) Thomas J. Steinheise Keeper of Seven Foot Knoll 1930-1941, Awarded Congressional Silver Life-Saving Medal 1935. Rare 8” x 10” b/w photo dated 1948 provides a great view of Keeper Thomas Jefferson Steinheise of Maryland, as he picks up provisions at an area grocery store. Dated October 31, 1948. Rare important view. (VG+). $68.

12378. (photo) Congressional Silver Life-Saving Medal Awarded to Keeper Thomas J. Steinheise, Keeper of Seven Foot Knoll 1930-1941, Awarded 1935. Rare 6” x 10” b/w photo from 1933 provides a great view of the Congressional Silver Life-Saving medal awarded to Keeper Thomas Jefferson Steinheise of the Seven Foot Knoll Light Station, Maryland, where he served 10 ½ years as Keeper. In August of 1933, a nor'easter hit Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay; a storm so powerful that it cut an inlet through Ocean City, MD. At about 10:30pm on August 20, the tugboat Point Breeze ran into trouble off Seven Foot Knoll. The captain of the tug ordered his crew to abandon ship as the tug went down. Keeper Thomas Steinhise heard the shouts of the fourteen men and with the help of his son Earl, prepared his twenty-one foot motorboat to go out and rescue them. As the motor on the boat would not start, he was forced to row the boat through fifteen-foot waves and hurricane force winds to reach the men. By the time another tug had arrived on the scene to assist in the rescue, Steinheise and his son had pulled six men from the water and taken them to the lighthouse. Although one of the men had drowned, he had saved five men and for his bravery he was awarded the Congressional Silver Life Saving Medal, one of only a handful of keepers in history to receive such a commendation. With identification on back. Some creases and edge wear, clear close view. (G+). $28.

 

1245. (photo) Baltimore Harbor Lighthouse, south entrance to Craighill Channel, c.1923. Built in 1908, this was the tallest caisson light in the world, and it was among the last lighthouses built on the Chesapeake Bay. The lighthouse sits at the mouth of the Magothy River, marking the channel which leads northwest to the opening of the Patapsco River. In 1964, it became the world’s only nuclear-powered lighthouse for a brief time. Today, it operates on solar power. In June 2006, Baltimore Light was sold at auction to private owners. Photo is b/w,  8” x 10”, clear and close. Dated September 12, 1923 and was taken for a newspaper article on the passing of the Lighthouse Keeper there. Includes description and credit line on back. Great early detail. (VG). $48.

6295d,f. deGast, Robert. LIGHTHOUSES OF THE CHESAPEAKE. Baltimore. 1973. 4TO. 173pp. DJ. Profusely illustrated with wonderful photographs, this large-format book provides a photographic history of the 32 remaining Chesapeake Bay lighthouses. In addition to the compelling photos, the author provides us with historical background, tales of shipwrecks and lighthouse fires, storms and other disasters endured by the keepers. Quite clean, tight. Most worthwhile reading. (VG+).   $38 net.

22281. Vojtech, Pat. LIGHTING THE BAY: Tales of Chesapeake Lighthouses. Centreville. 1996. 208 p. From the beginning it was a struggle to light the Chesapeake. The Chesapeake’s shores shifted before the winds, tides and hurricanes that plagued the 200-mile long estuary. On land, erosion was the menace; on the water, it was ice. Lighting the Bay documents the dramatic events that surrounded the difficult job of lighting the Chesapeake and manning those lighthouses. With more than 100 superb color and b/w photographs complimented by informative narration, the author communicates both the facts and the human saga. Includes lighthouse list, bibliography, index. (M). Published at $34.95. Reduced $24.95.

 

   

1219. (photo) Hawkins Point - Brewerton Channel Range Front Light Station, Patapsco River, Maryland c.1900 view. Close clear copy photo made some years ago, provides great early view of the charming wood screw-pile light tower and keeper’s dwelling in the early 1900s. When first built, this structure exhibited two lights -- one on top of a wooden tower and the other in the dwelling's top floor. The higher tower was removed in the early 1900s. The lower light served as the Brewerton Range Front Light until 1924, when the dwelling was removed. There is still an automatic light here. b/w,  8” x 10”, clear and close. Rare view. (VG+). $18.

1225. (photo) Cleaning Lens, Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse, Maryland c.1983. Close clear photo provides great view of Coast Guardsman Michael Ashley, one of two keepers always on duty at this Chesapeake Bay lighthouse. b/w,  8” x 10”, clear and close. Dated June 15, 1983. National Geographic photo by Al Stephenson. Includes description and credit line on back. (VG+). $38.

4571b. Shomette, Donald G., SHIPWRECKS ON THE CHESAPEAKE - Maritime Disasters on Chesapeake Bay and its Tributaries 1608-1978. Maryland 1982. 324 pp. 5th printing 1982. DJ. Fascinating, detailed accounts of the wrecks and rescues of the area over a 370-year period. Liberally illustrated. With large chronological index of vessels lost in the area. As new. (F) $21.

  

24145. Hurley, George and Suzanne. SHIPWRECKS AND RESCUES ALONG THE BARRIER ISLANDS OF DELAWARE , MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA . Ocean City . 1984. 176 p. Soft wraps. Nicely done, this is a story of islands and shipwrecks and heroes. It is an attempt to record and document a part of a colorful segment of the historical heritage that has been left to those who live on the coastal archipelago of Del aware , Maryland and Virginia . The author’s research involved the United St ates Life-Saving Service in the area, which preceded the U.S. Coast Guard. Wrecks from 1875 to 1914 are featured along with rare photographs of the life-saving stations, surfmen and shipwrecks. Little evidence remains on the islands that would attest to  the contributions made toward a proud past: a lonely tombstone in a pine grove at Green Run, a fallen and twisted fla g tower at Pope’s Island, a crumbling brick foundation at Broadwater, the collapsed and decaying remains of an old station house on Cobb’s Island , refurbished lifesaving stations at Ocean City and Indian River Inlet, and an unknown sailor’s cemetery plaque at Lewes. Superb rare early photos illustrate the many stations and wreck scenes and extensive tex t tell the tale. A valuable addition to your library. Long out of print and quite difficult to find. (VG+).  $58.

22281. Vojtech, Pat. LIGHTING THE BAY: Tales of Chesapeake Lighthouses. Centreville. 1996. 208 p. From the beginning it was a struggle to light the Chesapeake. The Chesapeake’s shores shifted before the winds, tides and hurricanes that plagued the 200-mile long estuary. On land, erosion was the menace; on the water, it was ice. Lighting the Bay documents the dramatic events that surrounded the difficult job of lighting the Chesapeake and manning those lighthouses. With more than 100 superb color and b/w photographs complimented by informative narration, the author communicates both the facts and the human saga. Includes lighthouse list, bibliography, index. (M). Published at $34.95. Our price $31.95.

6295d,f. deGast, Robert. LIGHTHOUSES OF THE CHESAPEAKE. Baltimore. 1973. 4TO. 173pp. DJ. Profusely illustrated with wonderful photographs, this large-format book provides a photographic history of the 32 remaining Chesapeake Bay lighthouses. In addition to the compelling photos, the author provides us with historical background, tales of shipwrecks and lighthouse fires, storms and other disasters endured by the keepers. Quite clean, tight. Most worthwhile reading. (VG+).   $38 net.

1185. (photo) Fourth Order Fresnel Lens, Drum Point Lighthouse c1983. Clear, close original 7” x 9” press photo shows great detail of the large fourth order lens with John Hansen pointing out details. Drum Point Light is one of three surviving Chesapeake Bay screw-pile lighthouses. Originally located off Drum Point at the mouth of the Patuxent River, it is now an exhibit at the Calvert Marine Museum. Built in 1883, Drum Point Light originally housed a fourth-order Fresnel lens whose red light could be seen at a distance of eleven nautical miles. Photo is b/w and includes date and credit line and description on back, some cropping marks. Dated August 18, 1983. Clear and close view. (VG+). $54.

6332-1. U. S. Lighthouse Service. LIGHT LIST [INCLUDING LIGHTS, RADIOBEACONS, FOG SIGNALS AND UNLIGHTED BUOYS AND BEACONS EASTPORT, MAINE, TO AND INCLUDING CHESAPEAKE BAY. FIRST TO FIFTH LIGHTHOUSE DISTRICTS. Wash. 1937. 445 p. Soft wraps.  Includes all of the coastline of the First through Fifth Lighthouse Districts from the St. Croix River south to and including the 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 clean, tight, moderate wear, a few stains, intact but a few tears, small portion of wraps missing on spine, tight. Very difficult to find these early Lighthouse Service lists and well worth the search. (VG-). $54 net.

B-199. Light-House Board. LIST OF [LIGHT] TOWERS, BEACONS, BUOYS, STAKES AND OTHER DAY-MARKS IN THE FOURTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT…. Wash. 1878.  22 p. Soft wraps. Covers the coast from Squan Inlet , NJ . To Metompkin Inlet , VA. 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 present, signature bound, little if any chipping, excellent condition for an early list. Very difficult to find these early lists and well worth the search. (VG+)   $142 net.

6332-2. U. S. Lighthouse Service. LIST OF BEACONS, BUOYS AND DAY-MARKS. FIFTH LIGHTHOUSE DISTRICT. Wash. 1891. 118 p. Soft wraps.  Includes all of the coastline of the Fifth Lighthouse District from Metomkin Inlet, Virginia to New River Inlet, North Carolina. 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 clean, tight but moderate wear, portion of front wrap missing, spine worn, edge wear. Very difficult to find these early Lighthouse Service lists and well worth the search. (VG-).  $64 net.

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.

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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).  

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

4571. Shomette, Donald G., SHIPWRECKS ON THE CHESAPEAKE - Maritime Disasters on Chesapeake Bay and its Tributaries 1608-1978. Tidewater. 1982. 324pp.  7th printing. 2007. 324 p. DJ. Fascinating, detailed accounts of the wrecks and rescues of the area, full of information and stories that will fascinate any reader interested in the Chesapeake and her ships as well as maritime history in general. Covers the 370 year period from the 1600’s to date. Illustrated. With large chronological index of vessels lost in the area. (M)  $19.95.

29105. Chewning, Alpheus. Virginia Beach Shipwrecks. 2008. History Press. Soft wraps. 128p. 40 b/w photos. The waters of coastal Virginia swirl with tales both tragic and heroic. Join Virginia Beach native Alpheus Chewning as he recounts harrowing stories of storms at sea, loss of life and fortune and the heroism of the United States Life-Saving Service. Marvel at the blunders and bungles that have plagued the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel and learn about the U-boats that lurked off the coast during World War II. Extensively researched and filled with fascinating details, "Virginia Beach Shipwrecks" is a treasure for sea lovers of all ages. (M). $19.99.

28215. Taylor, Cathy. Maryland's Lighthouses. Arcadia Publishing. 2008. 128 p. Soft wraps. 200 vintage photographs. In Colonial times, as the Chesapeake Bay and larger rivers became vital shipping channels, the need arose to mark Maryland ’s dangerous shoals and waterways. Lighthouses sprang up throughout the 1800s and early 1900s, including wood-framed cottages placed upon screw pile foundations that stood offshore in the unforgiving waters. Most of these unique structures did not survive, lost tragically to ice that also occasionally claimed the lives of the keepers who faithfully tended them and rescued mariners in trouble. With the advent of electricity and GPS, many beacons succumbed to vandalism and neglect, leaving a fraction remaining. Another in the series from Arcadia , this volume draws from public and private collections, most never before published. Superb photographs, well worth it. (M). $19.99.

26134. Trapani , Robert Jr. LIGHTHOUSES OF MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA – History, Mystery, Legends and Lore. Elkton. 2006. 170 P. Soft wraps. Lighthouses Of Maryland and Virginia presents stories and photographs of 20 lighthouses with the focus being the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Coast. Trapani 's stories feature unusual incidents associated with each silent sentinel. Tales of murder and intrigue, along with storms, explosions, shipwrecks, ghost stories and romance are spotlighted in this easy-to-read collection of short stories. Using historical photographs, U.S. Coast Guard documents, newspaper articles and personal interviews, Trapani has created an informative and interesting book that shares an import part of the region's history and lore. Maryland Lights include: Bloody Point Bar, Concord Point, Great Shoals, Holland Island Bar, Point Lookout, Seven Foot Knoll, Sharkfin Shoal, Sharps Island, Thomas Point Shoal, and Turkey Point.Virginia Lights include: Assateague, Back River, Killock Shoal, Lambert's Point, Smith Point, Thimble Shoal, Wolf Trap and York Spit. There also is information on preservation efforts at Thomas Point Shoal, Hooper Strait, Drum Point and Piney Point lights. Particularly interesting are the accounts if the keepers’ lives, their difficulties and efforts to make do. (M).  $11.95.  

22512. DeWire, Elinore. LIGHTHOUSES OF THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST – Your Guide to Lighthouses of New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and Virginia. Stillwater. 2002. 160 p. A Pictorial Discovery Guide. DJ. A fresh look at the history and technological evolution of lighthouses in the area, the development of apparatus, architecture, construction and maintenance on their remote sites, the daily life of the keepers and much more. The author presents an exciting history illustrated with stunning photographs, historical anecdotes, architectural details and local legends. Lavishly illustrated, an excellent text on the subject and guide for the area. (M). Hard Cover $29.95.

7395. Turbyville, Linda. BAY BEACONS - Lighthouses of the Chesapeake Bay. 160p. DJ. Bay Beacons tells the story of thirty four lighthouses, the building of each light, the Coast Guard, the keepers, the tragedies and the on-going preservation of Maryland’s and Virginia’s monuments to the bay’s maritime history. A major work, for those who love lighthouses in general or Chesapeake Bay in particular. Illustrated with 138 wonderful vintage and color photographs. (M). $31.95. Our price: $28.75

7303. Hornberger, Patrick & Linda Turbyville. FORGOTTEN BEACONS - The Lost Lighthouses of the Chesapeake Bay. Eastwind Pub., 1997. 134p. Soft wraps. One of the best books to come along in recent times, this wonderful resource tells the story of the early lighthouses, light vessels, Light-house Service depots long gone from the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Their work is profusely illustrated with over 200 vintage photographs, many not published before. Regardless of where you are from or your particular specialty, this book is a must particularly for its abundanceviews of Light-house Service tenders, depots, light vessels and unusual screw-pile type lights. I highly recommend this title for casual or advanced collectors. (M) Pub. at  $23.95. Our price: $21.55

 

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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