Sentinels of the Sea

Sentinels of the Sea

A Miscellany of Lighthouses Past

Hardback160pp Illustrated295x190mm

9780500519769     Product Code: 514649


The extraordinary saga of the Eddystone Lighthouse serves as prologue to this engrossing and authoritative study of the history and construction of lighthouses, the development of their lights and lenses and the ‘splendours and miseries’ of the lighthouse keepers’ work. Among the period drawings, architectural plans and photographs evoking the bygone era of manned lighthouses are visual surveys and details of 100 of the most famous; and the book ends with their demise in the era of automation, radar and GPS.

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