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16108. (document) Keeper M.S.D. (?) Lyon, Tybee Island Lighthouse, Georgia c.1849. Handwritten letter of M (or N) S D Lyon, Oct. 30, 1849, Savannah, to young son Charles. "Dear Charles I received Mrs Robins letter yesterday with bills to which I will attend to in a few days, as I am now just going down to Tybee Isaland having received the appointment from the Collector of this port as keeper of the Light Houses on that Island. You will my dear Charles hold yourself in readiness to return home as soon I can get an opportunity to send for you. Say to Mrs Robbins please to get for you the suit of common clothes which she says you …." One sheet measures 8" x 9.5". Only light scattered foxing, otherwise clean. Light early folds. (VG). $74.

1655. (photo) “Light House Girl” at Keeper’s Dwelling, Tybee Island Lighthouse, Savannah, Georgia c.1910. Clear close image provides a rare view as the “Light House Girl”, possible the Keeper’s wife or daughter, waves to a friend from the porch of the Keeper’s dwelling at Tybee Island Light Station. Photo is quite clear and sharp. Measure 3 ˝” x 5 ˝” on postcard paper. Rare view. (VG+). $64.

 

28300. DeWire, Elinore. LIGHTHOUSES OF THE SOUTH – Your Guide to the Lighthouses of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Stillwater . 2004. 160 p. DJ. A Pictorial Discovery Guide. A fresh look at the history and technological evolution of lighthouses in the area, the development of apparatus, architecture, construction and maintenance on their remote sites, the daily life of the keepers and much more. The author presents an exciting history illustrated with stunning photographs, historical anecdotes, architectural details and local legends. Lavishly illustrated, an excellent text on the subject and guide for the area. (M). Published at $29.95. Our Price $21.95.

   

28209. Morris, Patricia. Georgia's Lighthouses. Arcadia Publishing. 2008. 128 p. Soft wraps. 200 vintage photographs. When British general James Oglethorpe landed on Georgia ’s coast in 1733, he realized that the success of his new colony, Savannah , depended largely on its establishment and development as a commercial port. Only three years later, in 1736, the first lighthouse was built on Tybee Island . Beginning there at the mouth of the Savannah River , this volume travels down the coast, telling the very different stories of the Cockspur Light, Sapelo Light, St. Simons Light, and Cumberland Light, which is now located on a private island. Rich in history, these lighthouses help to define the story of Georgia ’s 100-mile coastline. Of the lighthouses built, only five remain today; two are operational lights— Tybee Island and St. Simons Island . Another in the series from Arcadia , this volume draws from public and private collections, most never before published. Superb photographs, well worth it. (M). $19.99.

 

  24194a. Office of Superintendent of Lighthouses, Sixth District, Charleston , SC. Ward’s Bank Rear Range Light Station Substructure. March 14, 1932. 11” x 16” Ink on Linen. $85.

24194b. Office of Superintendent of Lighthouses, Sixth District, Charleston , SC. Balance Wheel for 1st Order Clockwork. Approved February  25, 1919. ” Ink on Linen.  $75.

24194c. Office of Superintendent of Lighthouses, Sixth District, Charleston , SC. Accumulator Rack.  Ink on Linen. $75.

24194d. Office of Superintendent of Lighthouses, Sixth District, Charleston , SC. Cast Iron Hub for Driven Wheel for 8 Inch Screw Pile. Scale 3” – 1’ 0”. February 10, 1939.  Ink on Linen. $65.

24194e. Office of Superintendent of Lighthouses, Sixth District, Charleston , SC. Pedestal for Light Station 55 mm [mantle diameter] [IOV] Lamp – Type A – Type B. Scale 3” = 1’ March 7, 1918. 21” x 24”.  Ink on Linen.  $225.

24194f. Office of Superintendent of Lighthouses, Sixth District, Charleston , SC. 14” Square Reinforced Concrete Pile. Scale 1” = 1’. May 22, 1913. 17” x 11”. Ink on Linen. $55.

24194g. Office of Superintendent of Lighthouses, Sixth District, Charleston , SC.   10-Foot Skeleton Pipe Tower for Front Range Light. March 26, 1919. Ink on Linen.   $165.

24194h. Office of Superintendent of Lighthouses, Sixth District, Charleston , SC. St. John River Light House. Stand for 3 I.E. [Incandescent Electric ] Lamps. Scale 1 ˝” = 1”. July 28, 1928. 10 ˝” x 15 ˝”. Ink on Linen.  $85.

24194i. Office of Superintendent of Lighthouses, Sixth District, Charleston , SC. Reservations St. Simon Light Station , Georgia . Scale 1” = 100’. May 22, 1909. 11” x 18”. Ink on Linen.  $85.

24194k. Office of Superintendent of Lighthouses, Seventh District, Key West, FL. Working Platform for Triangular Iron Pile Structure with Wooden Superstructure. Scale 3/8” = 1’. March 16, 1925. 11” x 16”. Ink on Linen.  $65.

24194L. Office of Superintendent of Lighthouses, Sixth District, Charleston , SC. Site of Arlington Cut Range Rear Light. Scale 1” = 100’. December 15, 1922. 10” x 16”. Ink on Linen.  $45.

24194m. Office of Superintendent of Lighthouses, Sixth District, Charleston , SC. Charleston Light House Depot Concrete Pile Encasement. Scale 1/2”  = 1’. May 24, 1932. 10” x 15”. Ink on Linen.  $35.

 

 

Light-House Service District Maps

10345. [Light-House Service District Maps]. U. S. Light-House Service. c. June 30, 1891. A rare opportunity to obtain an official U. S. Light-House Service District charts of all district aids to navigation as bound in their Annual Reports. Normally these charts are included within the Annual Reports and we are unable to offer them separately but we have found a lot of disbound charts in good condition. These are fine for matting and framing for your wall. Charts detail the entire Light-House District in three colors, and show all lighthouses, beacons, light vessels, fog signals, lighted buoys, Light-House Depots, and more. Charts average 8 ˝” x 10” in size and are overall clean, may have very light stain,  with only one light original fold, light age toning. A rare chance to obtain the chart of your District for framing. (VG).

FIRST LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. From the head of navigation on the St. Croix River , Maine to Hampton Harbor , New Hampshire . Includes all of Maine and New Hampshire .   $44.

SECOND LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. From Hampton Harbor , New Hampshire to Elisha Ledge off Warren , Rhode Island . Includes all of Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard .  $44.

THIRD LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. From Elisha Ledge off Warren , Rhode Island to and including a point on the coast of New Jersey opposite Shrewsbury Rocks.   $44.

PART OF THE THIRD LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. Includes all of Lake Champlain .   $18.

FOURTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. From a point on the coast of New Jersey opposite Shrewsbury Rocks to and including Metomkin Inlet, Virginia. Includes New Jersey , Delaware , Maryland and Virginia .  $44.

FIFTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. From Metomkin Inlet , Virginia to and including New River Inlet , North Carolina .   $44.

SIXTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. From New River Inlet , North Carolina to and including Jupiter Inlet Light-Station, Florida . Includes part of North Carolina , all of South Carolina , Georgia , and Florida between the limits named. $44.

SEVENTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. From a point south of Jupiter Inlet Light-Station to Perdido Entrance , Florida . Includes all of the sea and Gulf Coasts of Florida .  $44.

EIGHTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. From Perdido Entrance , Florida to the Rio Grande, the southern boundary of Texas . Includes all of the Gulf Coast and lower Mississippi River .  $44.

NINTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. Includes all of Lake Michigan, Green Bay and tributary waters.   $44.

TENTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. Extends from the mouth of the St. Regis River , St. Lawrence River , New York to and including Grassy Island, Detroit River, Michigan. Includes the waters of Lakes Erie and Ontario , and the upper part of the St. Lawrence, the Niagara, and the lower part of the Detroit rivers.  $44.

ELEVENTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. Extends from the Grassy Island Light Station, Detroit River , Michigan to the head of Lake Superior including the waters of Lakes St. Clair, Huron, and Superior and the upper part of the Detroit River , the St. Clair and St. Mary’s Rivers, and part of the Straits of Mackinac.  $44.

TWELFTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. From the boundary between California and Mexico to the boundary between California and Oregon .   $44.

THIRTEENTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. From the boundary between California and Oregon to the northern boundary of the United States and includes Alaska . Includes all of Oregon and Washington , and Alaskan waters.  $44.

U. S. Light-House Service District Charts - Large Size

20178. [Light-House District Maps]. U. S. Light-House Service. c. 1900-1908. A rare opportunity to obtain an official U. S. Light-House Service District charts of all district aids to navigation as bound in their Annual Reports. Normally these charts are included within the Annual Reports and we are unable to offer them separately but we have found a lot of disbound charts in wonderful condition. These are perfect for matting and framing for your wall. Charts detail the entire Light-House District in three colors, and show all lighthouses, beacons, light vessels, fog signals, lighted buoys, Light-House Depots, and more. Charts average about 16" x 20" in size and are clean and crisp, with only light original folds. A rare chance to obtain the chart of your District, ideal for framing. (VG+).

UNITED STATES. Outline Map shows all of the United States Light-House Districts with the more important lights noted. Includes all of continental United States and Alaska. $88.

FIRST LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. From the head of navigation on the St. Croix River, Maine to Hampton Harbor, New Hampshire. Includes all of Maine and New Hampshire. $88.

SECOND LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. From Hampton Harbor, New Hampshire to Elisha Ledge off Warren, Rhode Island. Includes all of Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. $88.

THIRD LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. From Elisha Ledge off Warren, Rhode Island to and including a point on the coast of New Jersey opposite Shrewsbury Rocks. $88.

PART OF THE THIRD LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. Includes all of Lake Champlain. $44.

FOURTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. From a point on the coast of New Jersey opposite Shrewsbury Rocks to and including Metomkin Inlet, Virginia. Includes New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. $88.

FIFTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. From Metomkin Inlet, Virginia to and including New River Inlet, North Carolina. $88.

SIXTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. From New River Inlet, North Carolina to and including Jupiter Inlet Light-Station, Florida. Includes part of North Carolina, all of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida between the limits named. $88.

SEVENTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. From a point south of Jupiter Inlet Light-Station to Perdido Entrance, Florida. Includes all of the sea and Gulf Coasts of Florida. $88.

EIGHTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. From Perdido Entrance, Florida to the southern boundary of Texas. Includes all of the Gulf Coast and lower Mississippi River. $88.

NINTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. Includes all of Lake Michigan, Green Bay and tributary waters. $88.

TENTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. Extends from the mouth of the St. Regis River, St. Lawrence River, New York to the mouth of the River Rouge, Detroit River, Michigan. Includes the waters of Lakes Erie and Ontario, and the upper part of the St. Lawrence, the Niagara, and the lower part of the Detroit rivers. $78.

ELEVENTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. Extends from the mouth of the River Rouge, Detroit River, Michigan to the westerly end of Lake Superior including the waters of Lake St, Clair, Huron, and Superior and the upper part of the Detroit River, the St. Clair and St. Mary’s Rivers, and part of the Straits of Mackinac. $78.

TWELFTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. From the boundary between California and Mexico to the boundary between California and Oregon. $88.

THIRTEENTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. From the boundary between California and Oregon to the northern boundary of the United States and includes Alaska. Includes all of Oregon and Washington, and Alaskan waters. $88.

FOURTEENTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. Extends on the Ohio River from Pittsburgh, Pa., to Cairo, Ill., on the Tennessee River 255 miles, and on the Great Kanawha 73 miles. $54.

FIFTEENTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. Extends on the Mississippi River from the head of navigation to Cairo, Ill., and on the Missouri River to Kansas City, Mo., and on the Illinois River from LaSalle to its mouth. $54.

SIXTEENTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. Extends on the Mississippi River from the head of navigation to Cairo, Ill., to New Orleans, La., and on the Red River. $54.

LIGHT-HOUSE CHART. Includes West Indies between the Mona and Virgin Passages comprising Puerto Rico and dependencies, and all of the Hawaiian Islands. $38.

 

 

 

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