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Kenrick A.Claflin & Son

2229, 2178. Nicholson, Christopher. ROCK LIGHTHOUSES OF BRITAIN. Cambridge. 1983.

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2229, 2178. Nicholson, Christopher. ROCK LIGHTHOUSES OF BRITAIN. Cambridge. 1983.

2229, 2178. Nicholson, Christopher. ROCK LIGHTHOUSES OF BRITAIN . Cambridge . 1983. 217p. DJ. The treacherous rocks which jut menacingly from the sea around the British Isles have for centuries claimed numerous victims. Eddystone. Longstone, Skerryvore and Chicken Rock are just a few of the most exposed and wicked rocks to be found in British waters. For centuries these and others were responsible for numerous deaths and only after many years of effort by the Trinity House and Northern Lighthouse Board were these waters tamed. But this victory was not without the loss of lives of the workers and keepers there. From the exploits of the famed Stevenson family of lighthouse engineers, to the work of the offshore light keepers, the author has presented a most detailed and complete account. This is their story and of the men who built and kept them. From the exploits of the Stevenson family to the lives of the keepers, this and much more are included. Also includes countless early photographs of construction, tenders and more. Nicely done. (VG+). $54.