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Rhode Island Lighthouses

Author : Richard Holmes
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The book is a pictorial history of Rhode Island's thirty-one lighthouses and two lightships stations. There are over 200 photographs in the book, including rare views of Gould Island Lighthouse, Nayatt Point Lighthouse and Point Judith Lighthouse. There are plans for Nayatt Point Lighthouse and Brenton Reef Lightship LV-102/WAL 525.

Lighthouses Lightships of Rhode Island

Author : Arthur P. Richmond
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This pictorial guide provides a photographic tour of the last 400 years of Rhode Island lighthouse history. More than thirty lighthouse stations are described, from Watch Hill, near the Connecticut border in the south, to the inner harbor of Providence. The lighthouse station locations are identified using navigational charts and their characteristics, including date established, tower structure, optics, and fog signals. Also included are the dozen or so lighthouses that no longer exist. Probably not as well known, images and characteristics of these aids are similarly discussed. Over 300 images, some more than 130 years old, show the original towers and stations, accompanied by present-day photographs that compare the development and evolution of these lighthouses. Many of the images found on these pages have been collected from historical resources and are being published for the first time. This book is a must-have for the lighthouse enthusiast, maritime buff, and anyone who is interested in Rhode Island history.

Lighthouses and Life Saving Along the Connecticut and Rhode Island Coast

Author : James Claflin
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Lighthouses and Life Saving along the Connecticut and Rhode Island Coast is the third in a series of titles offering a unique tribute to the men and women who protected the mariners as they traveled along New England's rocky coastline. Thousands of vessels faced the dangers of the rugged sea which caused hundreds of shipwrecks off the coast with devastating losses. Author James Claflin combines a thoroughly descriptive text with this diverse collection of over two hundred vintage images, from private as well as museum collections, to create an illustrated history of an area strongly reliant on its coastal trade. The U.S. Light-House Establishment and the U.S. Life-Saving Service, which later merged to become the U.S. Coast Guard, assumed the responsibility of lighting and protecting the coasts. Inside, you will see the lighthouse keeper at Bullock's Point Light as he surveys the damage from the Hurricane of 1938, witness the life savers at Block Island's Sandy Point Station where first word of the wreck of the steamer Larchmont was received, and experience life on an offshore lightship. The book guides you through the days of the life savers-the work they performed, their rescues, and the evolution of their architecture through the years.

Exploring the Northeast States Through Literature

Author : P. Diane Frey
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Describes print and non-print materials for use in studying the northeastern states in grades K-8.

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Author : Gale Group
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Lighthouses of Southern New England

Author : Courtney Thompson
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With more than 600 photographs, history, legends, maps and directions, this complete guide to the Lighthouses of Southern New England is a great book for lighthouse enthusiasts and anyone exploring the coasts of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut.

Shipwrecks of the Delaware Coast

Author : Pam George
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Under the hot summer sun, vacationers stroll the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk, chewing saltwater taffy and listening to the gulls raucous cackle. Few realize that under the sparkling water rests a graveyard. Horrific nor'easters, treacherous shoals and simple human error caused the demise of countless ships, giving birth to legends of treasure and terror. There is the De Braak, rumored to hold millions of dollars in gold; the Mohawk, which burned like a torch in the Delaware Bay; and the vessels that fell victim to the Great White Hurricane, which froze dead men to the mast. Journey with local author Pam George as she deftly picks her way through the history of Delaware's most intriguing and mysterious shipwrecks.

Journal of Education

Author : Thomas Williams Bicknell
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Rhode Island a Bibliography of Its History

Author : Committee for a New England Bibliography
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Lighthouses of New England

Author : Jon Marcus
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"Lighthouses of New England" is both an exciting history and a tour guide, illustrating the fascinating development of the lighthouses of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Long Island.

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Rachel Carson

Author : Karen F. Stein
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Karen F. Stein University of Rhode Island, Kingston, USA Rachel Carson is the twentieth century’s most significant environmentalist. Her books about the sea blend science and poetry as they invite readers to share her celebration of the ocean’s wonders. Silent Spring, her graphic and compelling exposé of the damage caused by the widespread aerial spraying of persistent organic pesticides such as DDT, opened our eyes to the interconnectedness of all living beings and the ecological systems we inhabit. Carson’s work challenges our belief that science and technology can control the natural world, asks us to recognize our place in the world around us, and inspires us to treat the earth respectfully. She calls us to rekindle our sense of wonder at nature’s power and beauty, and to tread lightly on the earth so that it will continue to sustain us and our descendants. This book guides readers on a journey through Carson’s life and work, considers Carson’s legacies, and points to some of the continuing challenges to sustainability. It provides a listing of resources for reading, learning, or teaching about the environment, about nature writing, and about Carson and the crucial issues she addressed.

New Bedford a Pictorial History

Author : Judith A. Boss
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Pictorial History of the 447 Bombardment Group H

Author : Estley K. Surridge
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The Pictorial Field Book of the Revolution

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A Pictorial History of the Clyde Beatty Cole Bros Circus

Author : Bob Goldsack
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The Pageant of America a Pictorial History of the United States

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The Pictorial Field book of the Revolution Or Illustrations by Pen and Pencil of the History Biography Scenery Relics and Traditions of the War for Independence

Author : Benson John Lossing
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A Pictorial Description of the United States

Author : Robert Sears
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Gleason s Pictorial

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