For over 200 years, lighthouses in the mid-Atlantic region have been guiding mariners around the shoals, reefs, and islands of Chesapeake Bay, Long Island Sound, the Hudson River, and the Intracoastal Waterway -- not to mention the overshadowing Atlantic. Today, lighthouses are a fascinating source of national and maritime history and nostalgia. This book pays tribute to the 100-plus lighthouses that still operate in the states of New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia. (The Mid-Atlantic shores have more lighthouses than any comparable length of coastline in the world.) The book includes information on lighthouse construction and architecture, the history of the lighthouse service, heroic keepers, and lighthouse preservation efforts. Exceptional four-colour photographs show various lighthouses -- inside and out.DeWire, Elinor is the author of 'Lighthouses of the Mid-Atlantic Coast Your Guide to the Lighthouses of New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia' with ISBN 9780896585706 and ISBN 0896585700.