By: CARTER, George Goldsmith CALLENDER, Geoffrey, Sir (intro)
Readers Union and Constable, London, 1947,:
Seller ID: 73317
CARTER, George Goldsmith. Looming Lights . With an introduction by Sir Geoffrey Callender. London: Readers Union and Constable, 1947. Pp. [i]-xxi,(1),1-167(3). 8vo, blue cloth with dark blue lettering and gilt tooling to spine. Law 1204. The lightships served as a more than adequate substitute for lighthouses, when there was no firm surface on which to build lighthouses. Serving the same purpose as their land borne brethren, the lightships helpedto keep mercantile, naval, and personal vessels away from dangerous coastl ine. This volume contains many stories involving the lightships. "The c... View More...