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Mid-Atlantic Lighthouses Hudson River to Chesapeake Bay by Bruce Roberts and Ray Jones
Mid-Atlantic Lighthouses Hudson River to Chesapeake Bay by Bruce Roberts and Ray Jones

Mid-Atlantic Lighthouses Hudson River to Chesapeake Bay by Bruce Roberts and Ray Jones

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Mid-Atlantic Lighthouses Hudson River to Chesapeake Bay by Bruce Roberts and Ray Jones

Our nation, when in its infancy, owed much of its prosperity to lighthouses, which were constructed thanks to the unwavering vision of President George Washington. When he first swore his oath of office, only a dozen lights safeguarded our coastline. Within ten years, that number had more than doubled. Maintaining the general's spirit, Mid-Atlantic Lighthouses takes readers on more than just a regional tour, it traces the beginnings of our country and the role lighthouses played in that drama.

Built in 1797 under direct orders from Washington, Long Island's Montauk Point Light provided countless immigrants with their first sight of America and become a lasting symbol of freedom.

New Jersey's Sandy Hook Light, completed in 1764, shepherded it's share of newcomers to our shores and, its light still burning bright, its the nations oldest continually operating navigational aid.

The Thomas Point Light, its hexagon shape not far from Annapolis, Maryland, is well into its second century of protecting freighters from the treacherous shoals menacing Chesapeake Bay.

Placed in service in 1792 after its construction was delayed by the Revolutionary War, Virginias Cape Henry Light continues to stand as a symbol of our nation's resolute forefathers.

  • Descriptions of 49 lighthouses
  • 4 Light-strip [Including Lights Open to the Public, Driving Directions, and details on visiting.]
  •  Photographs and Regional locator maps

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