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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.

 

16223. (mounted photo) Blackwell Island Lighthouse c.1890. Image by E.B. Sherman. Blackwell island lies in the East River just off Manhattan. The City of New York purchased the island in 1828 and transformed the island into municipal institutions including prisons, poor houses, and hospitals. The 50-foot-tall, gray gneiss, Gothic-style lighthouse was built in 1872 by the City of New York as a private aid to navigation. The lighthouse’s purpose was to “effectually light” the nearby New York City Insane Asylum for boats navigating the treacherous Hell Gate waters. The beacon was placed in operation in September 1872 and displayed a fixed red light at a focal plane of fifty-four feet above the river. Though the Lighthouse Board was not responsible for maintaining the light, the “United States” (presumably meaning the Lighthouse Board) did furnish some time later a fourth-order Fresnel lens for use in the lantern room. I presume that at that time, the lantern and conical roof was altered from that shown in this image to a conventional fourth order lantern room and roof which we see today. Photo measures 3 ¼” x 4” on 5 ½” x 7” mount. Clean, clear, only light edge wear to mount. (VG). $38.

16218. (document) U.S. Light-House Establishment, Keeper Pay Voucher Form No. 6, Assistant Keeper Hugh Walsh, Fire Island Lighthouse, New York c.1872. This is a very scarce original pay voucher for Assistant Keeper Hugh Walsh at Fire Island Light Station. Hugh Walsh was principal keeper at the Fire Island Lighthouse, New York from 1873-1874. This original document signed by Walsh when he was Assistant Keeper in 1872 under Warren F. Clock. According to Lighthouse Friends website, Walsh was a gunner aboard Admiral Farragut's ship USS Hartford and had his leg shot off during the Battle of Mobile Bay. The document is signed three times by Keeper Walsh as well as Warren F. Clock as Principal Keeper. Future president Chester A. Arthur’s signature as Superintendent of Lights, New York also appears. Chester Arthur correspondence is rare. Though Chester is generally well-regarded, he only served one term as President, succeeding to office after the assassination of James Garfield. His signature before taking office is rare and examples have sold for $375 to $3000. This original pay voucher was filled out by Walsh and signed in hand by him, receiving the amount of $100 in pay for the three month period ending September 30, 1872. Document measures 6 ½” x 8 ¼” and is overall clean with one original fold. Superb piece of this rare keeper and light station and with future President’s signature, would make an exceptional addition to any collection or display. (VG+). $295. (no discounts may apply)

 

16197a. (map) Anchorage Ground Port of New York Hudson and East Rivers. Coast and Geodetic Survey. c.1918-1926. Wash. 18” x 16” Three color. Good detail of the area including anchorages, towns, etc. Light original folds but will frame well. Includes written descriptions from Coast Pilot. (VG+). $14.

 

 

11492. Bang, Henry R. The Story of the Fire Island Light. Fire Island Preservation Society. 1982. 2nd printing. In stapled wrappers. 24p. Black and white photo illustrated paper covers This brochure was originally written to stir up interest in the quest to support the Lighthouse campaign. It now serves to tell the story of the Fire Island Light, with vintage photos and sketches, accounts of the lighthouse, life-saving station, and more. Clean, tight, very light edge wear. (VG+). $20.

14164. (photo) Freighter Runs Aground Execution Rocks Lighthouse, New York c.1933. Clear, close original 7” x 9” press photo shows great detail of the scene on January 30, 1933 as a Coast Guard tug stands by the coastwise freighter Malchace after the ship had run aground 400 feet off the light station. The ship, now low in the water is being held upright by the very rocks that holed her, and the crew refused aid and remained aboard. Photo is b/w and includes description on back. Clear and close view. Dated January 30, 1933. (VG+). $44.

25381b. 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. Lightly used. Published at $25. (VG+). $16.

2453. (photograph) U. S. Light House Establishment Fog Bell , Robbins Reef Light House. c.1930. Original 6 ½” x 8 ½” press photograph by Keystone View Co. provides an extremely close and detailed view of the vintage fog bell and automatic striking linkage that tolls a warning to mariners entering New York Harbor . Robbins Reef Lighthouse was located on the west side of the main channel in upper New York Bay. Established in 1839, this “sparkplug type” tower was erected in 1883 when this bell was installed. Excellent clear, close photo. (VG+). $88.

1676. (photo) Orient Point Lighthouse, New York c.1950’s. Official Coast Guard photo measures 8” x 10” and provides an excellent, clear, close view of the “sparkplug-type” light tower located in the deep and narrow gap between Orient Point and Plum Island, called Plum Gut. Orient Point Lighthouse exhibited its fixed red light for the first time on November 10, 1899, but was upgraded to a fourth-order lens in 1900. Great view for framing. Clear, crisp. (VG+). $42.

 

13389. (framed photo) Montauk Point Light Station c.1884. Period albumen photo measures approximately 8” x 10” oval in period walnut frame 11 ½” x 13 ½”. Image is clear and sharp but has some toning and foxing from age. Recent ink on wooden back reads: “Amagansett Light House, Circa 1880- 1890” but is incorrect. Nice presentation in early frame. (VG). $195.

14259. (document) Edward Giddins, Former Light-Keeper Fort Independence, to General Henry Dearborn c.1826. Rare early document written hand by former Fort Independence Light Keeper Edward Giddins to General Henry A.L. Dearborn, requests consideration in obtaining his position of Light Keeper back. Fort Independence is a granite star fort located on Castle Island that provided harbor defenses for Boston. Mr. Giddins letter reads: “To General Henry A.L. Dearborn, Collector, Boston Mass. Fort Niagara, 31 July 1826. Sir; I have taken the liberty of writing to you although you may not have any recollection of me, and to ask the assistance of your influence in procuring for ma an appointment as keeper of one of the Light Houses to be erected this season. I was in the army ten years and during the last war, I was Qt. Master … in Capt. Gates Artillery, at Fort Independence at the time you commanded at that place. I have been here since 1815 and have been keeper of the light at this place until the fort was evacuated by the U.S. Troops, I have given satisfaction to all commands but have been superintended within a few days by Mr. Jewett in consequence of his having made application before me. I have a large family dependent on me for support without the means and your assistance at this time would be essential service. I take the liberty of enclosing a few lines from Maj. Wm. Gates, and of referring you to Winslow Lewis Eng’r. Inspector of Light Houses. With the greatest respect, I am Sir, Your Obt Servt. Edw’d Giddins.  N.B. Will you be pleased to return Maj. Gates Letter  -E.G.” Edward Giddins (or Giddings) was a soldier, scientist, author, and lighthouse-keeper. He was born July 19, 1785 in Massachusetts, the 9th of 13 children of John Giddings and Abigail Webber. The Giddings family had early roots in Massachusetts, having settled at Ipswich in 1635. Giddins was apparently a good choice for Keeper, as indicated in a document written by Major William Gates (1788-1868): "It is hereby certified that Mr. Edward Giddins, now a resident of Fort Niagara was under my command from 1814 to 1820 and served as Quarter Master Sergeant was honorably discharged. Whereby the service sustained a great loss in his departure for since my term of service (say 20 years) I have never been made acquainted with so correct, so sober, so attentive, intelligent and faithful a soldier." We are not sure if Giddins’ letter met with any positive results, but we do see him referenced as the Lighthouse Keeper at Fort Niagara Lighthouse (NY) for a number of years in the period between 1823 until sometime after 1850. Document is 4-sided measuring 8” x 12”, written in ink in hand by Giddins and with remnants of wax seal. Rare early piece. Document is well intact, only light soiling. (VG). $285. 

1546. (photo) Montauk Point Lighthouse, Long Island c.1930’s. Unusually nice photo in period decorated wood frame shows the tall lighthouse with attached keeper’s house, fog signal building and more. 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. Quite clear. Overall in frame measures 3” x 4”. (VG+). $36.

14300. (chart) KILL VAN KULL  New York-New Jersey #544. 1917. U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. 1:15,000. 16h” x 35w”. March 1921. Bright, very large detailed original Coast Survey chart includes the waters Newark Bay and New York Bay, as well as Thompkinsville, Bayone and Elizabeth. Chart includes the U.S Lighthouse Depot at Thompkinsville, as well as all lighthouses (Bergen Point, Robbins Reef, etc.), buoys, towns and features and more. The area has numerous obstructions and is difficult to navigate. Included on the chart are bearings, tides and currents for the area, and soundings. Chart is in very good condition, only one light fold, overall clean and crisp. Perfect for framing for wall display. (VG+). $144. 

14269. (photo) Lighthouse Keeper Cleans Lens, Tarrytown Lighthouse. c.1939. Clear, close 7” x 9” newspaper photo shows as the Coast Guard Keeper watches while his son Larry cleans the lens and rotating mechanism at the Tarrytown Lighthouse. The Lighthouse at Sleepy Hollow, formerly known as the Tarrytown Lighthouse or the Kingsland Point Lighthouse, is the only Caisson-style lighthouse on the Hudson River. Erected in 1882-1883, the lighthouse provided navigational aid to shipping on the Hudson and warned captains away from the dangerous shoals on the river's eastern shore. Great detail. September 1939. With credit line or description on back. (VG+) $76.

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13390. (document) U.S. Lighthouse Keeper Pay Voucher Form No. 5, Keeper Catherine A. Murdock, Rondout Lighthouse, Kingston, New York c.1872. This is a very scarce original document from the Rondout Lighthouse on the Hudson River. It is a pay voucher for Keeper Catherine A. Murdock (Keeper 1857-1907). Rondout became a bustling port following the completion in 1828 of the 108-mile-long Delaware and Hudson (D&H) Canal, the first privately funded canal in the United States. Steamboats, sloops, schooners, and barges loaded with passengers and cargo regularly left the port bound for New York City, making the junction of Rondout Creek and the Hudson River a prime candidate for a lighthouse. The first lighthouse to mark the confluence of Rondout Creek and the Hudson River was established in 1838 on the south side of the creek, warning mariners of the shallow tidal flats surrounding the creek’s mouth. The George Murdock family would serve as keepers at all three lighthouses at this location. After having been employed at Sing Sing Prison, George Murdock came to the first lighthouse in 1856 with his pregnant wife, Catherine, and two small children, George and Emma. Roughly a year later, George drowned as he was returning home from picking up supplies from town. Catherine remained in charge of the light for fifty years, until her retirement in 1907, serving at both the first and second lighthouse. Her son James, who was born in the original lighthouse, became assistant keeper in 1880, and then head keeper upon her retirement in 1907. This original pay voucher was filled out by Catherine Murdock and signed in hand by her, receiving the amount of $140 in pay for the three month period ending September 30, 1872. Document measures 6 ½” x 8 ¼” and is overall clean with one original fold. Superb piece of this well known light station, would make an exceptional addition to any collection or display. (VG+). $114.

1536. (glass plate negative) Oswego West Lighthouse in NY circa 1904. Superb vintage 5” x 7” inch glass plate negative provides an excellent view of the West Lighthouse at Oswego. Wonderful detail of the lighthouse and breakwater as throngs of Victorian visitors enjoy the views. Glass plate negative has been scanned as a positive to show image detail. Superb clear view will print well. Great detail. (VG+). $76.

 

14137. (photo) Montauk Point Lighthouse, Long Island c.1938. 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, keeper’s house and fog signal buildings, etc. taken from the just behind. Wonderful view, extremely clear. 5” x 7”. Dated July 1938. (VG+). $26.

 

1444. (photo) U.S. Coast Guard Radio Station, Rockaway Point, NY c.1925. Clear, close, original 8” x 10” press photos shows excellent detail of the first U.S. Coast Guard radio station, call sign NCG, at Rockaway Point, NY. This station, established in 1924 in the barn of Lifesaving Station No. 91, was responsible for communicating with northeast coastal shipping and North Atlantic shipping vessels approaching the U.S. and documenting any distress alerts. The Coast Guard's role in communications developed during the Prohibition Era when a need was established for communications with over 300 75-footers pressed into service to deal with smugglers. Prior to this time its vessels were equipped with Navy type radio apparatus and used Navy frequencies for handling ship-shore traffic. The Rockaway Point station proved so highly successful that additional units were shortly established at Nahant , MA ("NCP”); New London , CT ; Cape May , NJ ; Cape Henry , VA ; Fernandina , FL ; Fort Lauderdale , FL ; Mobile , AL ; San Francisco CA ; San Pedro , CA ; Port Angeles , WA ; and Anacortes , WA . Good detail includes the station building, antenna mast, and surrounding shore area. Photo is b/w and includes date and description on back. Dated February 2, 1925. Rare, clear, close view, showing great detail of the station in its first year of operation. Some wear and aging. (VG). $54.

13186b. (mounted photo) Light House at Pulaski, New York c.1910. Large, clear mounted photo  shows great detail of the striking stone keeper’s dwelling with the rooftop lantern room at Pulaski, New York. The Selkirk Lighthouse sits at the mouth of the Salmon River. Originally called the Salmon River Light Station, the lighthouse was constructed in 1838 in anticipation of the growth of Port Ontario, but the building of the railroad further inland and the location of the new Erie Canal 20 miles inland, doomed this area to relative obscurity. The light was deactivated in 1858. Note the "birdcage" lantern room still remaining today, which predates more modern 1870’s lantern rooms that could house a modern Fresnel lens. This is one of only about three such early 1830’s lantern rooms remaining to this day. Image measures 4 ½” x 6 ½” on 5” x 8” mount. Clear and close, this is an unusually detailed image. Clean, clear. (VG+). $78.

13186a. (mounted photo) Light House at Pulaski, New York c.1900. By W.H. Dunwick, Photographer, Pulaski, N.Y. Large, clear mounted photo  shows great detail of the striking stone keeper’s dwelling with the rooftop lantern room at Pulaski, New York. The Selkirk Lighthouse sits at the mouth of the Salmon River. Originally called the Salmon River Light Station, the lighthouse was constructed in 1838 in anticipation of the growth of Port Ontario, but the building of the railroad further inland and the location of the new Erie Canal 20 miles inland, doomed this area to relative obscurity. The light was deactivated in 1858. Note the "birdcage" lantern room still remaining today, which predates more modern 1870’s lantern rooms that could house a modern Fresnel lens. This is one of only about three such early 1830’s lantern rooms remaining to this day. Image measures 4 ½” x 6 ½” on 8” x 10” mount. Clear and close, this is an unusually detailed image. Clean, a few spots of foxing, light edge wear to photo. Mount has edge and corner wear, one corner broken. (VG+). $74.

22160b. Appleton, Thomas E., USQUE AD MARE – A History of the Canadian Coast Guard and Marine Services. Ottawa . 1968. 318 p. DJ. It is extremely difficult to find early information on the Canadian Lighthouse Service and later Coast Guard and this provides a treasure trove of information. The author begins in the early years and tells of lighthouses and buoys, of the government steamers, of lifesaving and rescue, dangers and disasters and the men and women who served so well. A wealth of scarce information about our sister services.  History includes early light and fog stations in the Dominion, light vessels, beacons, construction, political influences, shipwrecks, lifeboat stations, icebreakers, and more. Clean, crisp, tight. (VG+). $48.

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13360. (document) U.S. Lighthouse Keeper Pay Voucher Form No. 5, Keeper Daniel Crowley, Saugerties Lighthouse, New York 1872. This is a very scarce original document from the Saugerties Lighthouse on the Hudson River. It is a pay voucher for Keeper Daniel Crowley who who was appointed keeper by Abraham Lincoln in 1865 and served as keeper until the mid 1873, when he was was replaced by his wife Kate Crowley. She served until 1885. This original pay voucher was filled out by Crowley and signed in hand by him, receiving the amount of $140 in pay for the three month period ending September 30, 1872. The Saugerties Lighthouse of today was built in 1867-68 to replaced the original light of 1837-38. It lies at the mouth of the Esopus creek on the Hudson River, close to the town of Saugerties. The light was abandoned around 1955 and left to deteriorate. Plans were made to demolish the structure but was saved through the efforts of Ruth Reynolds Glunt, it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 and completely restored. Today it is a tourist sight and a popular Bed and Breakfast. Document measures 6 ½” x 8 ¼” and is overall clean with one original fold. Superb piece of this well known light station, would make an exceptional addition to any collection or display. (VG+). $124.

6268g. Rattray, Jeannette Edwards. PERILS OF THE PORT OF NEW YORK . NY. 1973. 302p. DJ. Illustrated with map, charts and photographs. “The complete story of the maritime disasters from Sandy Hook to Execution Rocks, from the burning of the Adriaen Block’s “Tiger” in the Hudson in 1614 to the present....This is the story of men, their ships, and the sea; of the weather, mechanical failure, and human fallibility; and of the courage that enables men to cope with those perils.” Includes a great deal on the rescues and the men of the Life-Saving Service. Clean, tight, only very light wear. (VG+). $32.

 

13246. (map) Survey of Lake Ontario. Chart No. 2. U.S. Lake Survey. U.S. Army Corps. Of Engineers. 1959. Corrected to July 23, 1962. Measures  24” x 38” overall. Scale 1:400,000. Wonderful chart has particularly good detail of the aero beacons and navigational aids including lighthouses, fog signals and more. Has been laminated, perfect for framing. (VG+). $48.

 

 

1324. (lot 3 documents) Foundation for New Iron Beacon Tower, Dunkirk Light, Point Gratiot, New York c.1880. This is a very scarce set of three original documents relating to the construction of the iron beacon tower used to range with Dunkirk Light, also known as Point Gratiot Light, in 1880. The light was first established on Point Gratiot in 1827, which acted in tandem with a pier head beacon (these documents) to guide ships to the safety of the Dunkirk Harbor. The Dunkirk Lighthouse was temporarily discontinued in 1838 when it was thought that the recently erected pier-head beacon at the harbor's entrance would be sufficient for navigation. This measure was quickly questioned as the Dunkirk Lighthouse was the most conspicuous lighthouse on Lake Erie's south shore and when paired with the harbor beacon formed a “range for running a most difficult part of the channel” leading to the harbor. Although the pier-head beacon was certainly needed for entering the harbor in foul weather, a report stated that it “would require an elevation of one hundred and twenty-five feet to overtop the bluff point on the northwest,” where the Dunkirk Lighthouse stood. The mistake was soon corrected, and the Dunkirk Lighthouse was reactivated. The main light tower was refitted with a 3rd-order Fresnel lens and lantern in 1857.  In 1875-1876, a 61-foot stone tower and a beautiful Victorian residence were constructed to replace the original tower, which was threatened by erosion. These structures still stand today. This set of original documents were written by David Heap, Captain of Engineers and by C.W. Chauncey, Superintendent of Construction, 10th L.H. Dist. They relate to work completing the setting of the foundation for the “new iron beacon tower” being erected at Dunkirk Light Station. Document #1 (8” x 10”) consists of a letter on official Office of Light-House Engineer stationery, by Captain Heap to Chauncey directing him to proceede to Dunkirk, NY., to complete the foundation and return upon completion. Document #2 (10” x 16 ½” unfolded) consists of Light-House Establishment Form No. 10 (4 pages) for reimbursement of expenses by Chauncey on trip to Dunkirk, with itemized statement of expenses. Document #3 (5 ¾” x 9”) is a receipt on Erie Hotel stationery for ¾ days board expenses. Documents are filled out in hand and signed by Capt. Heap, Supt. Chauncey, etc. Documents are overall clean with original folds, attached together as original. Superb early lot from this well known light station, would make an exceptional addition to any collection or display. (VG+). $165.

 

13136. (newspaper) "The Light-House System" "Proposed Light-House At Race Rock, Long Island Sound--Foundation Successfully Laid – The Superstructure to be Proceeded With.” The New York Times. November 7, 1874. Lengthy one column article discusses the construction of the lighthouse at Race Rock. Good detail. Complete newspaper with other news of the day. Complete in 12 pages, minor margin wear, otherwise very good. (VG). $68.

 

12437. (photo) Fairhaven Lighthouse, Lake Ontario c.1907. Clear close photo shows the square pyramidal tower from the pier and walkway. When the lighthouse was first built in 1872 at the end of the pier jutting out into Lake Ontario, it was realized that a keeper’s house was needed. The second floor of the tiny tower only contained a bunk, stove and oven, for emergency overnight stays if bad weather occurred, and the keeper was stranded at the lighthouse. The Lighthouse Service built a residence on shore that was completed in August 1873. An elevated walk was eventually bolted to the pier with a steel cable so that the keeper could get back to land, even during bad weather. Some time later a second tower, to range with this light, was built at the south end of the pier. A 20-foot skeleton lighthouse with a metal frame was installed in 1943, and it was at this time the position of Light Keeper was abolished. Both lighthouses were torn down around 1945. However, the keeper’s house still stands and was sold to a private individual in 1965. Rare clear, close view measures 3 ½” x 5 ½” on postcard paper. Postmarked July 1907 with message noting that on the particular date, the light was not lighted as the waves were sweeping over the pier. Only light wear, quite clean. (VG+). $44.

12466. Cook, David E. Hudson River Light-Keepers – A Research Tool. Mayfield. 2012. 48p. Spiral bound. A biographical anthology of at over 100 men and women who maintained the light stations along the Hudson River before they were all automated. This detailed work is filled with lots of great historical and family history of lighthouse keeping along New York’s Hudson River shorelines. Includes a listing both chronologically and an alphabetical of the lighthouse keepers. In addition to listings of the many keepers over the years, includes a biography of each, stations served and great information about the station and his activities and occurrences there. Illustrated with a few photos when available. Packed full of information. (M). $24.95.

 

12120. (keeper appointment letter) Henry Hill, Whitehall Narrows Stake Light No. 14. Lake Champlain, NY. c.1887.  Superb original keeper appointment letter signed in hand by the Acting Secretary of the Treasury, appointing Henry Hill as Keeper of the Whitehall Narrows Stake Light No. 14 (he was already keeper of stake lights Nos. 15 and 16),  at a salary of $320 per annum, increased from $240. Dated September 27, 1887. Letter reads: “Treasury Department Office of the Secretary Washington, D. C. September 27, 1887. Mr. Henry Hill, Care of the Light-house Board. Sir: You are hereby appointed keeper of the new stake-light No. 14, Whitehall Narrows, New York in addition to lights Nos. 15 and 16, and your compensation increased from two hundred and forty dollars to three hundred and twenty dollars per annum, to take effect from the lighting of the new beacon. Respectfully yours, Hugh S. Thompson ~ Acting Secretary ….” Letter is on original stationery of the Light-House Establishment and is written in hand. Also bears the red stamp of the Light-House Inspector, 3rd. LH Dist., and the stamp of the Light-House Board. Overall size 12” x 17”. Fine early piece. Clean save two spots, light original folds with some wear. (VG). $195. 

12466. Cook, David E. Hudson River Light-Keepers – A Research Tool. Mayfield. 2012. 48p. Spiral bound. A biographical anthology of at over 100 men and women who maintained the light stations along the Hudson River before they were all automated. This detailed work is filled with lots of great historical and family history of lighthouse keeping along New York’s Hudson River shorelines. Includes a listing both chronologically and an alphabetical of the lighthouse keepers. In addition to listings of the many keepers over the years, includes a biography of each, stations served and great information about the station and his activities and occurrences there. Illustrated with a few photos when available. Packed full of information. (M). $24.95.

 

1285a. na. Lighthouses and Buoys of New York Harbor – Safeguards for the Mariner. Scientific American Supplement. March 1, 1913. This article is 3 pages with 9 illustrations / diagrams. Includes Ambrose Lightship, tenders, buoys and more. With the opening of Ambrose channel, the subject of lighthouse illumination in New York Harbor received more attention. Detailed article describes the numerous aids including lighthouses, lighted buoys, lightships and more in some detail. Nicely done, good reference and reading. Full issue. (VG+). $69.

1223. (copy photo) Coney Island Light Station, Keeper Frank Schubert checks the lens c.1961. Crystal clear b/w copy photo shows Keeper Schubert, last civilian keeper at Coney Island Light Station. Keeper Schubert began his lighthouse career in 1938 aboard the buoy tender Tulip. He followed that with time at the offshore Old Orchard Lighthouse, and then was assigned to the Army Transportation Service during World War II. After the war, he served as the keeper of three lights at Governors Island. While stationed there, his wife, Marie, and their three children lived on Staten Island. In 1960, Schubert accepted an assignment to the Coney Island Light as his family would finally be able to live with him at the station to which he was assigned. When interviewed by New York Times reporter, Mrs. Shubert explained “We’ve gone from one extreme to another. We never used to see Frank. Now he never leaves home.” Keeper Shubert’s duties included tending the light and the 1,000-pound fog bell. When he could no longer see Hoffman and Swinburne Islands, he would turn the bell on. In an emergency, or if the power went out, Schubert said that the fog bell could be hit “with a sledgehammer.” Schubert’s wife passed away in the late 1980s. When the station was automated in 1989, he was allowed to stay on as a caretaker, continuing to climb the 87 steps to the lantern every day to perform required maintenance duties. During his years of service, Shubert was credited with saving the lives of fifteen sailors and was invited for a visit to the White House by President George H. W. Bush. He and his dog, Blazer, remained on duty until December 11 of 2003, when Schubert passed away at the age of 88 as the last of the Coast Guard’s civilian lighthouse keepers. His lighthouse career had lasted 65 years, including the final 43 years at Coney Island Lighthouse. "The Coast Guard mourns the loss of its most courageous sentry of the sea," said Capt. Craig T. Bone, commander of Coast Guard Activities New York. "His devotion to duty and courage are unequaled." Image from World Telegram & Sun by Roger Higgins. Published June 12, 1961. 8” x 10” digital image. Clear, crisp. (F-). $20.

6421g. Glunt, Ruth R. THE OLD LIGHTHOUSES OF THE HUDSON RIVER . Rhinebeck. 1969. 77p. 1st. DJ. Illustrated with over 47 early photographs. Fascinating memoir of life tending a Hudson River lighthouse, by the wife of Chester B. Glunt, who was in charge of the U. S. Coast Guard Light Attendant Station at Saugerties , New York . A fine account of the many lights in the area. This volume is extremely scarce, as only a few were printed and it was later republished under the title of The Lighthouses Of The Hudson River . Ex library, with normal markings, back endpaper removed. Small bit of staining one corner of pages, covers moderate soiling and expected wear. (G). $72.

 

               

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1222. (copy photo) Robbins Reef Light Station, Keepers Enjoy a Meal c.1945. Just off the northern tip of Staten Island, a small ridge of sand was named Robyn's Rift. Later Anglicized to Robbin's Reef, the reef is situated near the entrance to Kill van Kull channel, a three-mile-long waterway linking Upper New York Bay to Newark Bay, home of the busiest port in the eastern United States. To mark this hazard, the brown and white cast iron “sparkplug style” light tower and integral keepers quarters was built in 1883 to replace an octagonal granite tower built in 1839. Shown here in this superb digital copy of a World Telegram photo, are Coast Guard Keepers Ralph Rexinger and Joaquim H. Brito beginning to eat while Olaf Anderson dishes food from the coal stove. Superb view shows all aspects of the interior living space – rarely seen. Interesting is the center lighthouse support which serves as a flue for the stove as well. 8” x 10” digital image, dates from November 1, 1945 by photographer Dick DeMarsico. Clear, crisp, only two cropping marks. (VG+). $20.

27138a. (mounted photo) Light House at Old Crow Nest, West Point, Hudson River, New York. c.1900. Taken from the Hudson River looking down river, the attractive Victorian octagonal wood light tower and large pyramidal bell tower stand on the rocky point jutting into the river. Established in 1853, the original light was a thirty-two foot high post light which was replaced by a wooden hexagonal tower in 1872. The keeper lived elsewhere as there was not a keepers house at this station. A fog signal tower was added in 1888.  Large 6 ½” x 8 ¾” image on 10” x 12” mount provides a striking view. Very nice condition, clean, bright, perfect for framing. (VG+)  $88. (shown)

27138b. (mounted photo) Light House at Old Crow Nest, West Point, Hudson River, New York. c.1900. Taken from the Hudson River on the opposite side, the attractive Victorian octagonal wood light tower stands on the rocky point jutting into the river. The fog bell tower is not visible in this view. Large 6 ½” x 8 ¾” image on 10” x 12” mount provides a striking view. Very nice condition, clean, bright, perfect for framing. (VG+)  $74.

9404. (stereoview) Stony Point Lighthouse, Hudson River, New York c.1890. In 1826, the first and oldest lighthouse on the Hudson River was constructed at historic Stony Point to mark the entrance to the Hudson Highlands. The completion of the Erie Canal the previous year, which linked New York City to America's heartland, increased traffic on the Hudson River dramatically, and the need for navigational aids was paramount. The 30-foot-tall octagonal Stony Point Lighthouse, built of blue split stone, was constructed by Thomas Phillips of New York City, at a cost of $3,350. The tower has three stories and a basement, originally used to store whale oil. In October, 1995, the lighthouse was restored, relighted, and re-opened to the public for the first time since 1925, when it was decommissioned after having served for nearly one hundred years. View is close and fairly clear, providing an unprecedented view of the early light tower. View has moderate wear, with two corners of mount broken, light foxing, emulsion worn on one side. (G). $24.

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.

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.

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.

958. Morris, Paul C. and William P. Quinn. SHIPWRECKS IN NEW YORK WATERS A Chronology of Ship Disasters from Montauk Point to Barnegat Inlet from the 1880’s to the 1930’s. Orleans. 1989. 246p. DJ. The coastal areas of Long Island and New Jersey have been the scenes of untold numbers of shipwrecks and lost lives. Dangers lurked within the narrows and off Sandy Hook and many vessels were lost trying to enter or leave this famous port. Here, in over 250 fascinating vintage photographs famous authors Morris and Quinn bring these scenes into our homes. From groundings, collisions, fires and sinkings to extraordinary and spectacular incidents and the work of the life-savers, you won’t want to put this book down. Originally published at $34.95. (M). $29.95.

  

8104b. (commemorative dish) “Fort Ontario & Inner Light, Oswego, N.Y.” c.1900. Special early hand-painted plate features a beautiful full color image of the long pier leading to the lighthouse with the fort visible in the background. Beautiful clear image shows the tall masonry tower and pier in exquisite detail, surrounded by the ocean in shades of browns and blues and enhanced by a gilded rim. Little if any wear to image but some wear to gilding on rim. This piece is marked “Wheelock Made in Germany for Jules Wendell & Son, Oswego, N.Y.” Measures 6” diameter. Superb detail. (VG). $110.

27169. (commemorative spoon) c.1900. Beautiful large commemorative spoon bears a detailed engraved image of the Light House at Pulaski, New York. The spoon is engraved “1900”  and features a highly-detailed engraved image of the striking stone keeper’s dwelling with the rooftop lantern room. The Selkirk Lighthouse sits at the mouth of the Salmon River. Originally called the Salmon River Light Station, the lighthouse was constructed in 1838 and remains today, complete with its original style early lantern room. The spoon measures 6" long and is in marvelous overall condition for its age, with surprisingly little surface wear from decades of polishing. The gold washed bowl is engraved “Pulaski Lighthouse, NY“ with “1900” on the handle back (rare to have a date engraved.). Nicely detailed little commemorative piece and an extremely rare and desirable location, commemorating this interesting early light station. (VG). $118 net.

 

 

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. 

  

4255L. Stebbins, N. L., THE ILLUSTRATED COAST PILOT WITH SAILING DIRECTIONS. THE ATLANTIC AND GULF COASTS OF THE UNITED STATES INCLUDING BAYS AND HARBORS. New York. 1902. 225p. Extremely difficult to find. Illustrated with over 320 superb recognition photographic views of lighthouses and light vessels along the coast during the period. Includes sailing directions and description of lights along the coast, identifies approaches, lights, ledges and other coastal features. Much use is made of Stebbins’s photographs, and this work presents an excellent view of the entire east coast from Maine to Texas, as it appeared at the turn of the century. Cloth covers with unusually little wear save some expected staining, front hinge worn, two frontis advertising pages present but loose,  contents overall clean and tight. Well worth it for the lighthouse and light vessel views alone. (VG-). $135.

1172. (print) “Kate’s Light” by Len F. Tantillo. 21” x 28” on heavy weight stock. Superb print is from the painting of Robbins Reef Lighthouse by New York State historical and marine artist Len F. Tantillo. Robbins Reef lighthouse is on  the West Side Main Channel in Upper New York Bay . In 1839, the first lighthouse to mark this navigational hazard was constructed: an octagonal stone tower, painted white, that stood atop a stone base. In 1883 this four-story, iron “sparkplug” tower was erected. The bottom story served as a kitchen and dining room, and was originally encircled by a partially enclosed porch. A pair of bedrooms was located on the second floor. To give the tower a distinctive marking, the top half was painted white and the bottom portion brown. The brown and white cylindrical lighthouse stands as monument to the lady who "kept the good light" for over 30 years. Her name was Kate Walker and the captains in the harbor affectionately refer to Robbin's Reef as "Kate's Light". Kate was respected by all for her courage and stamina. She could be seen rowing her children to school each day on Staten Island and is responsible for saving many a stranded boater. If you look closely, you will see Keeper Kate Walker standing on the lower gallery as she watches the U.S. Lighthouse Service Buoy tender working the waters around the lighthouse. To the right, in the distance, you can see the Statue of Liberty. Quality print is on heavy weight stock and is rich in color and includes superb detail of the turn-of-the-century scene. Perfect for framing. $139.

26310. (stereoview) Lighthouse at West Point, Hudson River, New York. c.1890. West Point Lighthouse was established in 1853 and discontinued in 1946. The original light was a thirty-two foot high post light which was replaced by a wooden hexagonal tower in 1872. Though there was not a keeper's house at this station, a fog signal house was added in 1888. This close view shows good detail of the unusual octagonal light tower as a visitor sits on the rocks nearby. Clean, just a hint of foxing. (VG+). $48.

28292. (photo) “Execution Rock Lighthouse – The Zitemfeld Twins in 10 Mile Swim. July 4, 1928. National News Photo. 6” x 8” b/w. From the credit line on obverse: “Photo shows the Zitemfeld twins… 14 years old, swimming from the Execution Rock Lighthouse … to City Island, a distance of 10 miles….” Nice clear, close view includes the striped light tower and a portion of the keeper’s house, the fog signal building, radio mast and more as the twins swim toward the photographer. Close, rare view, light wear. (VG). $48.

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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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