ADAMSON, Hans Christian
Title: Keepers of the Lights : The saga of Our Lighthouses, Lightships, and the Men Who Guide Those Who Sail the Seas. inscribed, no dj.
Publisher:  Greenberg, New York, 1955,
Seller ID: 27074
ADAMSON, Hans Christian. Keepers of the Lights. [dj adds: The saga of Our Lighthouses, Lightships, and the Men Who Guide Those Who Sail the Seas]. NewYork : Greenberg, Publisher, (1955). First Edition. Pp xviii,(2),-430 + 16 pages of plates. 8vo, grey cloth. United States Coast Guard Annotated B ibliography (1982) p.5. A history and survey of aids to navigation in the United States: from Old Boston Light to the development of Loran; from Alaska to Texas. "[...] fills a long-standing and conspicuous vacancy in the saga of Uncle Sam against the sea. It blends the fascinating account of the evolution of devices that guide maritime traffic along our shores, on our rivers and the Great Lakes, into one fast-moving, colorful and informative story. It constitutes a heroic record of men and women who, until 1938, tendedthe lights afloat and ashore, and since then, of the snappy and alert youn gsters of the United States Coast Guard. As a vehicle for sea-stories, thisbook is unique in that it deals with the perils mariners meet, not in the deep, but in the shallow and reef-filled waters on storm-blown shores." - from the dj. Sections : 1. Mariners' Guards and Guides; 2. New England, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware; 3. Southern and Gulf Shores; 4. The West Coast States; 5. Arctic Lights and Treasure Islands; 6. Mississippi, Great Lakes, and St. Lawrence; 7. Old and New Aids to Navigation. With appendix (annotated list of lighthouses and other stations) and index. Inscription by author, slightly cocked, else good. 35.00