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14255. Marshall, Charles. Surfmen. Fireship Press. 2013. 294p. Soft wraps. As lightning cracks over a roiling sea, a young boy clings to life amidst the waves. His family... his friends... all that he's ever known... have been taken by the storm. Drifting in the sea-tossed wreckage, the boy is unexpectedly rescued and given a new chance at life on the sands of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Thirty years later, thirteen years after the Civil War, on that same far-flung spit of sand at Cape Hatteras, seven men of courage face the sea and its storms as men of the United States Lifesaving Service. Recruited and trained by that same boy grown to manhood, Confederate blockade runner Captain Thomas Hooper, the men of Cape Hatteras Station are the only hope for sailors in distress at the treacherous Diamond Shoals. As Thomas Hooper readies his men to fight the sea and tries to keep them from fighting each other, he realizes that the souls he's there to save may very well be those of his men and himself. A good read. (M). $29.95. (x)

 

 

13233. (mounted photo) Diamond Shoals Light Vessel No. 69 Ashore Near Creeds Hill Life-Saving Station August 18, 1899. Original period mounted photograph measures 4 ½” x 7 ¾” on 8” x 10” mount. Lightship No. 69 was constructed to serve in the area known as “The Graveyard of the Atlantic” off North Carolina’s Diamond Shoals. This stretch of shore is home to more than 600 shipwrecks off the constantly shifting sandbars. In 1897 Construction was begun on Lightship No. 69 at Bath Iron Works in Maine, at a cost of $79,500. The vessel was a steam screw design with composite hull (steel frame with wood bottom and steel plated topsides). She was 122’ 10” in length and displaced 590 tons. She was also rigged for sail as a backup. Her illuminating apparatus consisted of two masts with lantern galleries, each rigged with a cluster of three 100cp electric lens lanterns permanently mounted in a gallery at each masthead. She was launched on January 17, 1897. The new vessel was towed to Diamond Shoal station and positioned by Lighthouse Tender Maple at about midnight on September 29. She activated the lights by 0200 that same morning. 1899 would be a fitful year for the crew of Light Vessel No. 69. From January to April 10th, she was dragged off station in gales no less than five times. The difficulty in anchoring a lightship on the shoals is demonstrated by the fact that LV-69 broke its anchor on January 8 and dragged her replacement anchor one mile on January 25, and again on February 1. But this would not be the last storm that the crew endured. On August 15, 1899, a powerful hurricane had worked its way up the coast and began to buffet Cape Hatteras. Lighthousefriends.com notes that: “Captain Howling ordered the lightship’s main engine to full steam to relive the strain on the anchor chain. The monstrous seas stove in the skylight, broke the fire-room ventilator, and eventually drove the vessel off station. On August 17, after sounding and finding no bottom, Captain Howling decided to slip the anchor chain and give the vessel all possible steam. The lightship, however, was no match for the hurricane, and the vessel was driven ashore at Creeds Hill, four miles southwest of Cape Hatteras lighthouse, at 3:30 a.m. on August 18. The Creed Hills life-saving crew appeared on scene … and, with seas going completely over the vessel, safely removed the exhausted crew….” . Note in the photo, the crew can be seen standing at the rail, except the cook, who appears to be on the foremast ratlines. Also quite visible are the clusters of lens-lanterns at each masthead. Photo is clear and close, with just a bit of minor foxing. Mount has moderate wear, some foxing and a few stains but will mat out. (VG-. $248. 

14124. (copy photo) U.S. Coast Guard Beach Apparatus Crew, Nags Head, North Carolina c.1940’s view. Close view from Coast Guard photo of the Coast Guard crew drilling with the beach apparatus cart on the beach. Unusually clear, close glossy b/w  8” x 10” copy photo was printed photo-chemically (not digitally scanned) from an original photo or negative and shows great detail of the men and equipment including a rare view of the beach apparatus cart. Superb view. $24.

 

13433a. (copy photo) U.S. Coast Guard Surfboat Crew, Nags Head, North Carolina c.1940’s view. Close view from Coast Guard photo of the Coast Guard crew drilling in the station surfboat on the boat carriage while being hauled on the beach by a vintage crawler tractor. Unusually clear, close glossy b/w  8” x 10” copy photo was printed photo-chemically (not digitally scanned) from an original photo or negative and shows great detail of the men and equipment. Superb view. $24.

13433b. (copy photo) U.S. Coast Guard Surfboat Crew, Nags Head, North Carolina c.1940’s view. Close view from Coast Guard photo of the Coast Guard crew drilling with the station surfboat on the boat carrage after being hauled on the beach by a vintage crawler tractor. Unusually clear, close glossy b/w  8” x 10” copy photo was printed photo-chemically (not digitally scanned) from an original photo or negative and shows great detail of the men and equipment including a rare view of the tractor. Superb view. $24.

 

 

6432g. Stick, David. NORTH CAROLINA LIGHTHOUSES. Raleigh . 1980. 1st. 85p. DJ. The story of North Carolina ’s lighthouses and light vessels, the men  who designed, built and manned them and of other men whose lives and vessels were saved because they were there. Includes a great deal of early information. With 33 photos and maps. (VG+). $21.

 

989d. Cloud, Ellen Fulcher. OCRACOKE LIGHTHOUSE. Ocracoke. 1993. 80p. Soft wraps. Illustrated with 24 vintage photos and illustrations. An informative and entertaining account of the history of the oldest lighthouse on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Beginning with the establishment of the lighthouse, the author follows with chapters on construction and changes through the years, the keepers and their families, and a portion of keeper Wesley Austin’s logbook providing details about the duties required to maintain such a station. Includes an interesting listing of other lights and light-boats in the area and their keepers through the years. We should have a volume like this on every light station. (F). $28.

13426. Cloud, Ellen Fulcher. Portsmouth - The Way It Was. Havelock. 1996. 178p. Soft wraps. Illustrated with 24 vintage photos and illustrations. An informative and entertaining account of the history of the island of Portsmouth, North Carolina, once a thriving seaport. Wonderful account of the early history of the island and its people. Included is a chapter on the life-saving station that was completed in 1894 and served until 1934. With 5 photos. Also includes an interview with Martha Daly Gilgo, former resident of the island who remembered the beach patrolmen stopping by, shipwrecks, etc. Interesting read. (VG+). $28.

 

1506. na. Cape Lookout National Seashore. Cape Lookout Lighthouse Keeper’s Dwelling ( 1907) Historic Structure Report. Cultural Resources Division, Southeast Regional Office, National Park Service. 2004. 87p. Soft wraps. Historic Structure Reports provide a valuable foundation for the rehabilitation, restoration, stabilization or reconstruction of historic structures. Such a report is particularly important for finding or fabricating significant missing architectural details and other items that would have been found on such structures, and for documenting the history and changes to such structures over time. This allows one to recapture the appearance of a property at one particular period of its history, removing later additions, or substantially modifying existing historic fabric. In this case, the Cape Lookout, North Carolina Lighthouse Keeper’s Dwelling (1907) was studied using evidence present at the site, historical documents found at the National Archives, Life-Saving Service records, logs, reports, letters from the keepers and more. The Barden House, as the structure is now known, was the third Keeper's Dwelling built at the lighthouse station and was occupied by the lighthouse keeper and his family from the time it was completed in the fall of 1907 until the 1930s. In 1957, the Coast Guard, which had taken over operation of the nation's lighthouses in 1939, made the decision to surplus many of the buildings at the lighthouse station and at the Coast Guard Station. In 1958, Dr. Graham Barden acquired the Keeper's Dwelling and relocated it about 1.1 mile southwest of its original site. The architect for the original design of the Barden House has not been identified, but the plans were originally developed around 1886 in Baltimore by the engineering department of the Lighthouse Board. Those plans were modified around 1904 and used for construction of the house, which was completed in October 1907. Included as part of that construction project was a new summer kitchen and a brick and concrete cistern, both of which remain on their original sites near the lighthouse. The authors are able to provide a detailed assessment of how the structure would have looked during the period of interest, and more. The report includes numerous period and current photos and diagrams, architectural plans, and excerpts from Lighthouse Service and Coast Guard books and documents, original specifications, and more for guidance. A most important reference for anyone interested in what the building would have contained and looked like. (M). $36. (x)

 

13457. Duffus, Kevin. War Zone: World War II Off the North Carolina Coast. Looking Glass Productions. 2012. 302p. Soft wraps. Signed by the author. In 1942, black smoke and orange flames from torpedoed vessels filled the ocean skies from New England to New Orleans. Explosions rattled window panes and the nerves of coastal residents. Beaches were awash with wreckage, oil, empty lifeboats, and bodies. War Zone is a gripping panorama of the plight of merchant sailors, of Coast Guardsmen watching helplessly as sailors plunged into pools of burning oil, and of the baby born in a lifeboat. Learn about intrepid citizens who defended America in little boats and in small planes; the truth behind the famous phrase “Sighted sub, sank same;” and the children who spied on German spies. Discover the real story behind the legends of secret agents, midget-submarine landings, and the shelling of a chemical plant on Kure Beach. Follow the accounts of three climactic engagements between U.S. forces and German U-boats off the North Carolina coast with the Battle of the Atlantic hanging in the balance; and the time a tearful son from England visited his father’s grave on Ocracoke Island for the first time in 62 years. War Zone is a classic American story told from the perspective of everyday people who daily faced daunting challenges with perseverance, patriotism, and uncommon valor. Shocking, emotionally stirring, humorous, and ironic, War Zone preserves these memories of the greatest generation of Americans living on the coast of North Carolina in 1942. Illustrated with photos. (M). 24.95. (x)

1445. Cape Lookout National Seashore, Cape Lookout Coast Guard Station Boat House: Historic Structure Report. 2004. 70p. Soft wraps. Cape Lookout, NC. Cultural Resources, Southeast Region, U.S. Dept. of Interior, National Park Service. Historic Structure Reports provide a valuable foundation for the rehabilitation, restoration, stabilization or reconstruction of historic structures. Such a report is particularly important for finding or fabricating significant missing architectural details and other items that would have been found on such structures, and for documenting the history and changes to such structures over time. This allows one to recapture the appearance of a property at one particular period of its history, removing later additions, or substantially modifying existing historic fabric. In this case, the Cape Lookout, North Carolina Coast Guard Station 1924 Boat-House was studied using evidence present at the site, historical documents found at the National Archives, Life-Saving Service records, logs, reports, letters from the keepers and more. The Boat-House is a one-story, wood framed, hipped-roofed structure built in 1924 for storage and maintenance of life-boats. Altered after it was relocated in 1958, it still retains most of its historic features and original materials. Using these and other sources, the authors are able to provide a detailed assessment of how the structure would have looked during the period of interest, and more. The report includes numerous period and current photos and diagrams, architectural plans, and excerpts from Life-Saving Service and Coast Guard books and documents, original specifications, and more for guidance. A most important reference for anyone interested in what the building would have contained and looked like. (M). $44.(x)

 

 

25161. na. BODIE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE & OIL HOUSE – Historic Structure Report. National Park Service. 2004. 156 p. Soft wraps. Historic Structure Reports provide a valuable foundation for the rehabilitation, restoration, stabilization or reconstruction of historic Bodie Island lighthouse and oil house. Such a report is particularly important for fabricating significant missing architectural or landscape features, recapturing the appearance of a property at one particular period of its history, removing later additions, or substantially modifying existing historic fabric. This document provides a project architect with the information necessary for making appropriate decisions on restoring or removing fabric, and on period of restoration. The report provides a clear description of the building’s architectural history: its original appearance, what changes were made and when, and its present condition. In addition, it  provides guidance with respect to any proposed new work. Includes a number of period and recent photos and diagrams for guidance. A most important reference for anyone interested in this historic site. (M). $48.

 

  

12500. (document) List of Articles, Tools &c. Turned Over to Samuel Tillitt,  Principal Keeper of Body’s Island Light House, North Carolina. May 25, 1859. 4p. 8” x 13”. Nice, and very scarce 1859 manuscript, two plus page List of Articles belonging to the Lighthouse Establishment received this day, May 25th, 1859, by Samuel Tillitt, Principal Keeper of the second Body's Island Lighthouse, North Carolina. List is very detailed inventory of the content of this historic lighthouse; built in 1859; and blown-up in 1861 by retreating Confederate soldiers to hamper the Union Navy during the Civil War. $495. 

 

11501. Stover, Douglas. Pea Island Life-Saving Station, Rodanthe, North Carolina, Coast Guard Station #177 : Historic Resource Study. National Park Service. 2008. 83p. Provides a valuable foundation for the restoration of historic structures and insights into the lives of the crews. Report is particularly important in documenting the historic significance of the property and the accomplishments of the Life-Saving Service and Coast Guard crews here. In this case, the Pea Island, North Carolina Life-Saving Station was studied using evidence present at the site, historical documents found at the National Archives, Life-Saving Service records, logs, reports, letters from the keepers and more. Using these and other sources, the author is able to provide a detailed assessment of how the structure would have looked during the period of interest, and more. The report includes numerous period and current photos and diagrams, architectural plans, and excerpts from Life-Saving Service books and documents, original specifications, and more for guidance. A most important reference for anyone interested in what the station building(s) would have contained and looked like as well as an in depth look at the construction and work of the Life-Saving Service there. (no longer in print) PDF File on Disc. (M) $29.95. (x)

 

12298. Cape Lookout National Seashore, Cape Lookout Life-Saving Station: Historic Structure Report. 2004. 116p. Soft wraps. Cape Lookout, NC. Cultural Resources, Southeast Region, U.S. Dept. of Interior, National Park Service. Historic Structure Reports provide a valuable foundation for the rehabilitation, restoration, stabilization or reconstruction of historic structures. Such a report is particularly important for finding or fabricating significant missing architectural details and other items that would have been found on such structures, and for documenting the history and changes to such structures over time. This allows one to recapture the appearance of a property at one particular period of its history, removing later additions, or substantially modifying existing historic fabric. In this case, the Cape Lookout, North Carolina Life-Saving Station was studied using evidence present at the site, historical documents found at the National Archives, Life-Saving Service records, logs, reports, letters from the keepers and more. Using these and other sources, the authors are able to provide a detailed assessment of how the structure would have looked during the period of interest, and more. The report includes numerous period and current photos and diagrams, architectural plans, and excerpts from Life-Saving Service books and documents, original specifications, and more for guidance. A most important reference for anyone interested in what the station building(s) would have contained and looked like as well as an in depth look at the construction and work of the Life-Saving Service. (M). $58.

 

12206. Gaskill, John. JOHN GASKILL REMEMBERS - An Autobiography. La Porte City Printing & Design, La Porte City, Iowa, 2007. Illustrated. 220 pages. Soft wraps. Inscribed by the author. The author grew up at Bodie Island Lighthouse – his father was keeper there. In this enjoyable account of the author’s life and extensive career in the U.S. Navy, the author describes life at Bodie Island until he enlisted in the Navy in 1934. Subsequent chapters include Growing Up in Wanchese, Life at Bodie Island Lighthouse, After High School: June 1933-April 1934, The Used Chinook (dredge), Summer 1934-Summer 1935, The USS Colorado (BB 45)-Battleship, The USS Washington (BB56), After World War II, The USS Sierra, The USS Wyandot, The USS Antares (K 258), Post Navy and more. Clean, tight. (VG+). $26.

12297. Cuzzart, Melissa Leigh. From Surfman to Petty Officer: The History and Legacy of the U.S. Life-Saving Service and the U.S. Coast Guard at Cape Lookout, North Carolina. 2009. Proquest. 110p. Soft wraps. Quietly nestled among the dunes of Cape Lookout North Carolina lie the remnants of what once was a working Life-Saving Service  and Coast Guard Station, and numerous locally owned shanties. Although the buildings are slowly decaying, the stories of these men and their impact on the surrounding community continue to provide a basis upon which the local culture and way-of-life exists. This study details how the presence of the Life-Saving Service and the Coast Guard affected the lives and experiences of the local people and shaped the reflection, memory, and meaning of the site for present day visitors. Through local oral history interviews including past Coast Guardsmen stationed there, as well as the log books of the Keepers, the memory and legacy of both agencies in this unique place offers a link between the past and present. Interesting accounts from this different perspective. (M). $89.95.

  

1274. Salter, Ben B. Portsmouth Island - Short Stories and History. 1972. Softcover, 80 pages. Illustrated. Portsmouth Island stands as a reminder that some wild places cannot be tamed. Contained within the sandy borders of Portsmouth Island, North Carolina, lies Portsmouth village, a 250-acre hamlet once known to be a bustling Southern Outer Banks settlement bordered by precious, undisturbed beaches. This an easy read about simple times in this once bustling fishing village. Anyone who has ever visited our nation’s outer beaches can appreciate these tales. The stories recount the history of the island and some of it's inhabitants before the last resident moved off the island and before the National Park Service took it over in the 70's. Includes chapters on the Life-Saving / Coast Guard station, shipwrecks off the island, caught in a storm, life on the island and more. Great accounts for those who long to escape the hustle and bustle of contemporary life. Clean, tight. Difficult to find. (VG+). $26.

 

     

BR-74. THE PROPOSED NEW DIAMOND SHOAL LIGHTHOUSE OFF CAPE HATTERAS. Scientific American. June 11, 1904. Full front page article with illustration of the  proposed new offshore Diamond Shoal lighthouse off Cape Hatteras. Includes complete descriptive article. Framed to 17 ½”  x 22” , double matted in shades of green and buff. Quite attractive. (F-).     $142. Reduced $88.

 

        

1288. Roberts, Cheryl Shelton and Bruce Roberts. North Carolina Lighthouses: Stories of History and Hope. Globe Pequot. 2011. 168p. Soft wraps. Signed by the authors. A stunning, full-color celebration of some of the world’s most famous lighthouses, the shoreline they stand on, and the people who have worked to protect them, with the lore and history of North Carolina’s seafaring past comming to life in the text by Cheryl Shelton-Roberts and photographs by noted photographer Bruce Roberts. From Cape Hatteras to Bodie Island Light, North Carolina is home to some of the most famous lighthouses in the world, and with this book, beautiful photography and engaging text come together to bring alive, as never before, the lore and history of North Carolina’s seafaring past. But this is not just a tribute to the sentinels that dot the North Carolina shoreline today, North Carolina Lighthouses also offers a glimpse into the Golden Age of the Lighthouse System and makes a compelling case for preserving these buildings and their stories for posterity. WELL DONE ! Very very interesting, beautiful mix of old and recent photos, great info. Very interesting reading. (M). $19.95.

9358. Carr, Dawson. THE CAPE HATTERAS LIGHTHOUSE – Sentinel of the Shoals. Chapel Hill . 2000. Revised edition. 156p. Soft wraps. Since 1871, the 208 foot sentinel at Cape Hatteras has been a welcome sight for sailors entering North Carolina ’s Outer Banks. Here is one of the more detailed looks at the history of this mighty light, its construction and the life of its keepers who kept it lit. From its earliest history to the present, this detailed account includes a great deal of information as well as chapters on the early history of the Light-House Establishment, and more. Illustrated with many photos and diagrams. (M).  Pub. at $14.95. SALE. $9.95.

 

  

21430. Wright, David & David Zoby. FIRE ON THE BEACH – Recovering the Lost Story of Richard Etheridge and the Pea Island Lifesavers. New York . 2000. 335p. DJ. Fire on the Beach recovers a lost gem of American history, telling the story of the US Life-Saving Service and particularly the true-life story of the early Life-Saving Service and Coast Guard and one crew of African-American life-savers who fought storms and saved lives off North Carolina ’s Outer Banks. This historic account of the Pea Island surfmen and their keeper leaves nothing to the imagination as the authors chronicle their lives and work on the outer beach. Magnificent detail of their daily lives and of numerous rescues that they performed. Surely one of the best on the subject and great reading. (M).  Published at $26.  Our price $24.95. Now available in soft cover $16.95.

22168. [map] CIVIL WAR LIGHTHOUSES OF THE OUTER BANKS AND CAPE FEAR AND THEIR FATE DURING THE HOSTILITIES. Cheryl Shelton-Roberts. 2002. 16" x 20". Overprinted on an 1862 military map of the area, the authors have identified all of the early lighthouses and light vessels that were present during this traumatic period. Many of the lights ceased existence long age and now the authors have brought them back to life in this beautiful wall map. With each color rendition of the lights is a historical description of the station, its establishment and a bit about its history and outcome after the war. Includes also the five little known Cape Fear River lights and light vessel. Perfect for framing. Shipped rolled. (M). $6.95.

26204. (large photo) Ocracoke Lighthouse, North Carolina. c.1950-1970. 14” x 19” b/w on mat. Located on the island of Ocracoke, this is the oldest operating lighthouse in North Carolina and is equipped with a fourth-order Fresnel lens. The present 75-foot tall structure is the third, built in 1822. The lighthouse was cemented and whitewashed in 1868, giving it the appearance it has today. Excellent professional clear close view of entire tower and gallery, superb for framing. Light wear. (VG). $38.

11494. Wallace, David H. Little Kinnakeet Life-Saving Station (1874-1915)/Coast Guard Station (1915-1954), Cape Hatteras National Seashore, North Carolina - Historic Furnishings Report. National Park Service. Harpers Ferry. 1987. 143p. Soft wraps. Little Kinnakeet Lifesaving Station is an excellent reminder of the stations constructed by the U.S. Lifesaving Service (U.S.L.S.S.) during its 44-year existence (1871-1915). The original station building was among the first seven constructed on North Carolina's treacherous Outer Banks in 1874. A larger building was added in 1904, and the site remained active under the U.S. Coast Guard until 1954, when it was decommissioned and transferred to the National Park Service as a part of Cape Hatteras National Seashore. It still stands among the windblown sands of Hatteras Island, untouched by development and a poignant monument to the lifesavers it once housed. Thoroughly illustrated. Detailed report describes all property items issued to and used at the life-saving station. Report is extensively researched and details all items issued to the station with a great deal of information about each, and then presents an interpretive plan for the current museum with recommended artifacts to properly convey the life and work of the life-savers. Thoroughly documented with plans, illustrations and reports. Superb information. (M). $66.

8447 (3). Tate, Suzanne. HOLLY FROM HATTERAS – A Tale of Saving Lives. Nags Head. 1998. 32p. Soft Wraps. Illustrated by James Melvin. In this beautifully illustrated children’s history series, the author tells the story of shipwrecks and life-saving at the turn of the century and the important roll that the women and children of the area played in the rescue and care of shipwrecked sailors. Follow Holly as she listens to her father’s stories of rescues as a surfman at the Life-Saving station. And as she discovers a shipwreck. A wonderful addition to your collection, or as a gift for your youngster. Written for preschool through 4th grade. (M).Published at $4.95. Sale Priced at $4.45.

29259. (view booklet) na. The Outer Banks Remembered – 12 Rare Views of a Bygone Era. Carabelle Books. c.1970’s. Interesting large format 6 ½” x 8” view bookles includes 12 early removable printed postcard photo views of the Outer Banks in the 1800’s and early 1900’s. Views include Ocracoke Lighthouse, wreck of the schooner G.A. Kohler, wreck of the Huron, Little Kinnakeet Life-Saving station, Oregon Inlet ferry, Cape Hatteras lighthouse, breeches buoy rescue, life-saving crew transporting surfboat, Bodie Island lighthouse, Nags Head beach and more. Interesting booklet. Light wear. (VG). $48

 

  

29371. Murphy, Mary. Preservation Values in the United States: A Case Study of Three Lighthouses. Masters Thesis. Texas Tech University. 2007. 142p. This study is an analysis of the preservation values evident in three historic lighthouses: The Roanoke River Lighthouse in Plymouth, North Carolina; the Old Plantation Flats Lighthouse in Cape Charles, Virginia; and the Old Roanoke River Lighthouse in Edenton, North Carolina. These three lighthouses are compared and analyzed according to the preservation values set forth by Austrian historian Alois Riegl in his essay "The Meaning of Monuments and Their Historical Development" and the values implied in the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. This study serves four purposes: First, this study establishes the relationship between Riegl's preservation theory and the current preservation guidelines in the United States. Second, this study presents the histories and current conditions of three related historic lighthouses together in a single work. Third, this study makes a recommendation of treatment for the Roanoke River Lighthouse in Edenton based on Riegl's preservation theory. Fourth, this study concludes with a summary regarding the current state of preservation theory in the United States, and of lighthouse preservation in particular. Filled with photographs, drawings and illustrations. Worthwhile reading, and an interesting source of reference for those interested in similar restorations. Available in: High quality paperback ($124)  spiral bound ($32) or as PDF on disc ($24).

11415. (copy photo) Pea Island, North Carolina, Coast Guardsmen Roll Surfboat Into Boatroom.  8” x 10”. Superb, crystal clear image from original shows early Coast Guard life-saving crew at the Pea Island station in North Carolina, as they push the surfboat into the boatroom. Crews of African-American life-savers from Station 17 of Pea Island, North Carolina, fought storms and saved lives off North Carolina ’s Outer Banks for many years from the 1880’s when Captain, Richard Etheridge, a former slave and Civil War veteran, was appointed Keeper of the Pea Island station. Amazingly clear, high quality digital print, perfect for framing. Mailed flat. $14.95.

 

6432f. Stick, David. NORTH CAROLINA LIGHTHOUSES. Raleigh . 1980. 8th. 85p. Soft wraps. The story of North Carolina ’s lighthouses, the men  who designed, built and manned them and of other men whose lives and vessels were saved because they were there. (VG). $18.

22373. [newspaper page] Yates, Snowden. WINNING THE BADGE OF COURAGE STORIES OF REAL MEN IN THE LIFE-SAVING SERVICE WHO GOT THE COVETED TREASURY MEDAL. The Morning Telegraph. 1911. Superb full page article describes men of the Life-Saving Service who have been awarded the Congressional Life-Saving Medal and the deeds that they performed. The article leans heavily toward men of the Outer Banks of North Carolina and includes such heroes as Captain Pat Etheridge of the Hatteras station, Superintendent J. G. Kiah, Keepers W. Gaskill and Griesser [Buffalo LSS], Capt. Silas. H. Harding [Jerry’s Point NH LSS], surfman G. N. Gray [Charlotte LSS], Erasmus S. Midgett, and more. Includes eight photographs of these men and of Superintendent Sumner I Kimball, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, and more. Full page, clean, light age browning. (VG-). $116.

21402c. Stick, David. BALD HEAD – A HISTORY OF SMITH ISLAND AND CAPE FEAR. Southport. 1985. 1st edition. 143p. DJ. The infamous "Cape of Feare" has been the scourge of mariners for centuries, its wreck-strewn shoals stretching far out into the Atlantic while at the same time standing as a friendly sentry guarding the approaches to North Carolina’s chief river and major seaport. This is the fascinating story of the area, of Old Baldy lighthouse, of the brave surfmen of Cape Fear Life-Saving Station, wrecks on the Frying Pan Shoals, blockade runners, Fort Holmes and much more. Well illustrated and expertly presented by this renown North Carolina author. (VG+). $42 net.

7209s. Shelton-Roberts, Cheryl. LIGHTHOUSE FAMILIES. 2006. 210p. Soft cover. Living in a lighthouse was a way of life for the families of more than 5000 keepers and employees of the United States Lighthouse Service. These quiet people faithfully manned their remote outposts and withstood enemy attacks, hurricanes, and dishonest bureaucrats while saving countless thousands of lives. These men, women and children daily experienced physical hardship, round-the-clock work, isolation, and danger - and the strong bond of family. Though the Lighthouse Service no longer exists, many of the children who grew up at these stations do and their stories are preserved for the first time in this remarkable book. Family tales from Pigeon Point California, St. Augustine Florida, Saddleback Ledge Maine, Old Mackinac Point Michigan, Morris Island South Carolina and many more. Illustrated with over 100 family vintage photographs and a beautiful full color photo of the light as it appears today. This is a book that you won’t want to put down. (M). Published at $14.95. Our price $9.95.

   

10490. Costello, Linda, and Bruce Foster, Wendy Edelson, Al Mitchell. Lighthouses – A Pop-Up Gallery of America's Most Beloved Beacons. Thunder Bay Press, 2007. Hardcover. From the busy Atlantic waters to the rugged Pacific coast, explore the country's most historic and beautiful lighthouses with amazing 3-D pop-ups. Lighthouses features more than 25 color photographs and original illustrations showcasing America's coastal guardians. From the historical to the technical, author Al Mitchell, a renowned expert in the field of lighthouse study, explains the important roles played by each beacon through the years. This unique tribute includes 5 amazing, architecturally accurate 3-D pop-ups designed by acclaimed paper engineer Linda Costello. Beautifully illustrated pop-ups stand approximately 9 1/2 inches tall and 5 inches in diameter and demonstrate each lighthouse's unique design and function. Pop-ups include some of the most famous landmarks in the country: Cape Hatteras Light, North Carolina's distinctive black-and-white light tower; Old Point Loma Light, the beacon for California's Gold rush traffic; and Florida's prominent Ponce de Leon Inlet Light. This is the ultimate book for admirers of lighthouses and architecture. (M). $28.95.

Lightships of the United States of America Volumes I, II, III by Thomas Schoenewolff:

The 3 volumes of Lightships of the United States of America consist of a comprehensive listing of all the lightships that served under the lighthouse service and the Coast Guard. Each ship is outlined with the technical specifications of service, officers, and crews of each ship. The data and information includes all of the research done by noted lightship historian Willard Flint, as well as from other sources across the country, organizations and historical archives, providing a comprehensive view of the history of each ship. These volumes provide the reader with a complete historical reference of the lightship service in this country. Also included are hundreds of photographs of the lightships including on-station photographs, mechanical drawings, officers, crews and more.

10453a. Schoenewolff, Thomas. Lightships of the United States of America, Volume I – Northeast. RoseDog Books. 2010. Soft wraps. 368p. $61.

10453b. Schoenewolff, Thomas. Lightships of the United States of America, Volume II – Southeast. RoseDog Books. 2010. Soft wraps. 146p.  $28.

10453c. Schoenewolff, Thomas. Lightships of the United States of America, Volume III – Gulf, Western, Great Lakes. RoseDog Books. 2010. Soft wraps. 188p.  $38.

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.

28310. Ransom, Candice. Rescue on the Outer Banks. Millbrook Press. 2002. 48p. Soft wraps. Illustrated by Karen Ritz. Superb and artwork introduces young readers to Life Saving Service history through this fictionalized story based on the exploits of the Pea Island Lifesavers. On October 11, 1896, ten-year-old Sam Deal and his horse, Ginger, watch as the brave surfmen of Pea Island struggle to save the lives of nine people stranded on a shipwreck. Sam has dreamt of becoming a surfman just like the all-African-American crew, and this is his chance. Can he and Ginger help the crew rescue the victims, or will they be lost forever? Written in a story format, this account relates events that really happened, followed by a brief summary of the historical event to further explain the significance it had on history. Wonderful for your children, and for yourself just for the illustrations. (M). $14.95.

     

28218. Author(s): The Air Station Elizabeth City Wardroom. Coast Guard Base Elizabeth City. Arcadia Publishing. 2008. 128 p. Soft wraps. 200 vintage photographs. Situated on the northern end of North Carolina ’s Outer Banks, Elizabeth City has a strong aviation tradition. The Wright brothers used the “ Harbor of Hospitality ” as a final way station before traveling on to Kitty Hawk . This coastal town has been the center of United States Coast Guard Aviation since the establishment of the only Coast Guard–owned airport in 1939. Coast Guard Base Elizabeth City began as an installation of six seaplanes operating off of the Pasquotank River . During World War II, the population ballooned to 8,000 assigned personnel. Post-war USCG Aviation expansion saw the addition of many maintenance functions that led to the creation of the Aviation Repair and Supply Base, the center of USCG Aviation maintenance. The base was expanded with a separate air station, the Aviation Technical Training Center , CG Aviation’s schoolhouse, Support Center Elizabeth City , and Small Boat Station Elizabeth City . The mission of providing the finest aviation maintenance to Coast Guard Aviation and the highest level of service to mariners of the Virginia Capes and Outer Banks remains an integral part of the installation. 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. Due out in September.

26279. Duffus, Kevin P. SHIPWRECKS OF THE OUTER BANKS – An Illustrated Guide. Raleigh . 2006. 176p. Soft wraps. It is the most frequently asked question by visitors to North Carolina ’s Outer Banks. Once, the remains of shipwrecks covered nearly every mile of shoreline. Today, most have vanished—either salvaged, burned, buried, stolen or vandalized—but not all. Hundreds of rare and remarkable photographs have also survived. Researcher, writer and filmmaker, Kevin Duffus, has roamed the beaches and searched the faded files of archives to create this photographic companion to historian David Stick’s definitive, “Graveyard of the  Atlantic .” Four color format with over 250 images, Duffus' new book is a visual record of shipwrecks and their legacy—lifesaving, salvage, rumors of wreckers, and the hundreds of forgotten shipwreck victims buried among the dunes. Duffus explains the various causes of shipwrecks and why there is a Graveyard of the  Atlantic in the first place, what it was like for passengers and crews when ships crashed into the breakers along the banks, and the true stories of some of the most incredible rescues. Duffus shares the memories of the Outer Banks’ last living lighthouse keeper, the descendants of lifesavers, residents who played on shipwrecks as children, and one well-known historian who used to dance on the deck of a wrecked vessel. In addition to GPS locations and directions to dozens of wreck sites, this book includes new research on historic sites altered by inlet migration and a tribute to the forgotten heroes of the islands. The book's foreword was written by David Stick, who has described the volume as the long-awaited sequel to his nearly six decade old and still in print, Graveyard of the  Atlantic . (M). $24.95.

        

26280. (DVD). The Graveyard of the Atlantic - 400 Years of Shipwrecks, Mysteries and Heroic Rescues. A film by Kevin Duffus. For more than four centuries, seafaring vessels have traversed the tempestuous and deadly ocean waters that have been known, nearly as long, as the Graveyard of the Atlantic. In all, more than 1,000 unlucky vessels and their crews and passengers were forced to make the ocean waters and beaches along North Carolina’s Outer Banks their final port of call, representing one of the greatest densities of shipwrecks in the world. It is simply one of the most dramatic and poignant chapters in U.S. maritime history. Featured in this award-winning 90-minute film are the unparalleled rescues of the crews of the Ephraim Williams (1884) and the Priscilla (1899). Learn how shipwrecks provided a way of life and often a means of survival for the residents of these isolated barrier islands. Rare interviews with native Outer Bankers who witnessed many shipwrecks relate the excitement, intrigue and compassion caused by the shouts, “Ship ashore!” Narrated by popular newscaster and musician, Bill Leslie. 90 minute DVD $19.95.  

26281. (DVD) War Zone - World War II Off North Carolina’s Outer Banks. A film by Kevin Duffus. In 1942, the United States suffered one of its worst defeats of WWII, not in Europe or the Pacific, but along the nation’s eastern seaboard. Three hundred ninety-seven ships were sunk or damaged and nearly 5,000 people were killed. For six months, 65 German U-boats hunted merchant ships practically unopposed within view of coastal communities. The greatest concentration of these attacks occurred off North Carolina’s Outer Banks. “War Zone” features eyewitness accounts of lifesavers, merchant sailors and residents, and describes how life was altered when war was waged on Outer Banker’s doorsteps. Learn the truth behind decades-old urban legends of German spies, saboteurs and sympathizers. Viewers will marvel at the courage of a young mother who delivered her newborn son in a storm-tossed lifeboat off Cape Hatteras and how the event marked a turning point in the battle of “Torpedo Junction.” Most amazing is the first-hand account of the nearly calamitous first engagement between a U-boat and a U.S. Navy destroyer, and the sinking of the U-701, just 22 miles from Hatteras. “War Zone” is a story of infamy, irony, and innocence lost. 180 minute 2-DVD Set $19.95. 

20248. Chenery, Richard L. III., OLD COAST GUARD STATIONS VOLUME II – NORTH CAROLINA. 2004. 2nd.  123p. Soft wraps. 113 photographs and illustrations, with 2 maps of North Carolina lifeboat station locations. Just Released by well known author Richard L. Chenery, III. In this second in the series, Mr. Chenery provides covers all 29 of the old lifeboat stations along this section of coastline. Included are wonderful details about the little known early years of the Coast Guard along the North Carolina coast. Included are recollections of veteran surfmen, surfmen’s uniform and insignia, beach apparatus drills, covers the Early Coast Period from 1915 to the 1950’s, details surfboats, motor lifeboats and DUKWs, award of gold and silver lifesaving medals, Coast Guard Day surfboat races, heroic rescues, the last breeches buoy rescue in North Carolina, WW II beach patrols, Life-Saving Branch, and much more…Mr Chenery has been researching the early Coast Guard for a number of years and has a particularly fine knowledge of early uniforms and insignia, as well as stations and equipment. In Volume I Mr. Chenery covered the lifeboat stations in Virginia in wonderful detail, with excellent photos and illustrations, many never before published. 8 ½” x 11”. A MUST for your library !       Retail priced at only $17.95.

2645. Hairr, John. NORTH CAROLINA LIGHTHOUSES AND LIFESAVING STATIONS. 2004. Arcadia Publishing. 128p. Soft wraps. With bold capes jutting into the ocean, sandy shoals extending miles offshore, fickle weather, and treacherous currents, it is no wonder that the coastline North Carolina came to be known as the “The Graveyard of the Atlantic.” For more than two centuries, these bright beacons of safety have guided ships into busy harbors, signaled dangerous navigational obstacles, and warmed the hearts of homesick travelers. North Carolina Lighthouses and Lifesaving Stations presents to readers the tales behind the lighthouses and life-saving stations, illuminating their past in both word and image. Through more than 200 archival photographs, stories of shipwrecks, rescues, service, and pride spring to life. Rare station and crew are especially noteworthy. (M).  $19.99.

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21120. Booher, Mike & Lin Ezell. OUT OF HARM’S WAY - Moving America’s Lighthouse. 2001. 144p. DJ. Illustrated with over 200 color photographs, diagrams, and illustrations. Here in wonderful detail is the remarkable inside story of the saving of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse by Mike Booher, the official U.S. Park Service photographer and Lin Ezell, of the Smithsonian Museum. Using many vintage photographs as well as color photographs, diagrams, illustrations, the authors present a detailed insight into both the history of this historic light station and into the equipment and logistics of the recent move itself. Additional photos and illustrations are included of the Cape Hatteras light station, the Diamond Shoals lightships ,the Outer Banks of North Carolina and more. Another fine volume by the publishers of U.S. Lighthouse Service Tenders, Bay beacons and more. (M). We have specially purchased a number of this title at a reduced price and can pass this extraordinary savings on to you. (Published at $39.95) 

Our price 23.95.

2372. [video] CAPE HATTERAS LIGHT – AMERICA’S GREATEST SENTINEL. Looking Glass Productions, Inc. 1998. Cape Hatteras is the standard-bearer of all American sentinels, a universal monument to the courage, daring and compassion of mariners on the sea and those on shore who were dedicated to protecting them. Originally built on a lonely storm swept headland, this symbol of steadfast endurance stood perilously close to the same fate suffered by the many ships lost to the infamous Graveyard of the Atlantic. This documentary recounts the first attempts to construct lighthouses on the Carolina coast, how materials were delivered and how shipwrecks and sickness caused delays and hardships. Learn why the original Cape Hatteras lighthouse was built on a migrating natural dune and how this location would doom the structure. Rediscover a long forgotten, storm beleaguered beacon built to guide mariners through the inner channels of Diamond Shoals, twice relocated and eventually taken by the sea. (90 min – VHS). $24.95

9358. Carr, Dawson. THE CAPE HATTERAS LIGHTHOUSE – Sentinel of the Shoals. Chapel Hill. 2000. Revised edition. 156p. Soft wraps. Since 1871, the 208 foot sentinel at Cape Hatteras has been a welcome sight for sailors entering North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Here is one of the more detailed looks at the history of this mighty light, its construction and the life of its keepers who kept it lit. From its earliest history to the present, this detailed account includes a great deal of information as well as chapters on the early history of the Light-House Establishment, and more. Illustrated with many photos and diagrams. (M). $14.95.

 2118. Williamson, Sonny. UNSUNG HEROES OF THE SURF – The Lifesaving Services of Carteret County. Marshallberg. 1992. 222p. Soft wraps. Sonny Williamson’s ancestors were among the earliest settlers of this area of the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and many were members of the Life-Saving Service whose deeds are told here in their words as the author and his family remember their brave deeds. Numerous incidents, wrecks and day to day life are related at such stations as Cape Lookout, Portsmouth, Core Banks, Fort Macon, Bogue Inlet and more. Great reading. (M). $9.95.

2117. Carbone, Elisa. STORM WARRIORS. New York. 2001. 168p. DJ. The day that Nathan helps rescue the crew of the storm-lashed Emma C. Cotton and then watches the black surfmen of the Pea Island Life-Saving Station sharing stories and laughter with the white sailors, he knows that he wants nothing more than to become a surfman. He wants to learn how to row the heavy surfboat and fight the fiercest storms – and win. Learn about the life of a surfman, and the choices that Nathan makes. Based upon the courage and sacrifice of the crew at North Carolina’s Pea Island Life-Saving Station in the rescue of the E. S. Newman on October 11, 1896, Elisa Carbone’s work is a moving tribute to its brave African American crew. (M). $16.95.

2117a. Carbone, Elisa. STORM WARRIORS. Yearling imprint. New York . November 2002. 168p. Soft wraps. The day that Nathan helps rescue the crew of the storm-lashed Emma C. Cotton and then watches the black surfmen of the Pea Island Life-Saving Station sharing stories and laughter with the white sailors, he knows that he wants nothing more than to become a surfman. He wants to learn how to row the heavy surfboat and fight the fiercest storms – and win. Learn about the life of a surfman, and the choices that Nathan makes. Based upon the courage and sacrifice of the crew at North Carolina ’s Pea Island Life-Saving Station in the rescue of the E. S. Newman on October 11, 1896 , Elisa Carbone’s work is a moving tribute to its brave African American crew. A Yearling imprint for young readers. (M).  $10.95.

9241. Roberts, Bruce and Cheryl Shelton, and Thomas Yocum. CAPE HATTERAS: AMERICA’S LIGHTHOUSE – Guardian of the Graveyard of the Atlantic. 1999. 144p. Illustrated with over 100 vintage b/w photographs and 16 pages of color photos. For centuries the dangerous waters of North Carolina's Outer Banks have grounded or sunk hundreds of ships. Seafarers needed a strong point of reference to navigate the area successfully, and for the last 130 years the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse has been the most-recognized, most-photographed, most-painted, most-visited, most-read-about, and most-admired lighthouse in North America. The lighthouse has been more than a guiding light, however; it stands as a memorial to the keepers and their families who honored a public trust at great cost and who faithfully provided a valuable service to seagoers. With the passing of time, however, the tides have gradually eroded the beach on which the Cape Hatteras sentinel stands, threatening to topple the structure. Thus one of the most daunting engineering tasks imaginable has been undertaken to save the lighthouse and move it safely to a new foundation 1,600 feet inland from its original site. The preparation for the move began years ago, surviving numerous legal and logistical challenges; it should be completed by August 1999. To commemorate this event, the authors have prepared Cape Hatteras: America’s Lighthouse as a tribute to the stone sentinel, describing the vast history of the lighthouse and investing it with texture and depth. Their research has uncovered many aspects of the lighthouse's history that had receded quietly in the mists of time. The text is illustrated in full color and with more than 100 black-and-white photographs and historical diagrams. Cape Hatteras: America’s Lighthouse is a loving homage to one of the most distinctive structures in the United States. 8" x 10". (M). Hardcover $26.95. Soft cover $16.95.

1153. (lithographed print) Alle Manner Raus! U-352 leaving a wake of spreading foam as her bow breaks the surface, after a series of crippling depth charge attacks from the USCG Cutterhuute Icarus May 9, 1942, by Dianna Garrison. Limited edition lithographed print, signed and numbered of 500 by noted North Carolina artist Dianna Garrison  is a sought after work of art. Originally painted by popular marine artist Dianna Garrison, image is printed on quality stock paper with fade resistant inks. Fighting a better armed opponent three times her size the underdog coast guard cutter Icarus fought and sank a German u-boat on the surface with no casualties. In an eight month period in 1942, the German u-boats sank 609 ships off the coastline of the United States from Maine to Texas. The only defenses during this time period were the "Bucket Brigade Convoys." These slow convoys escorted merchant men from port to port along the coast, escorted by elderly wooden patrol boats that the navy had all but forgotten, converted yachts of the "Corsair Navy" and a handful of coast guard cutters. One of these cutters was the USCGC Icarus (WPC-110).The small 165-foot warship was an Argo class patrol cutter that was built by Bath Iron works in 1932 to fight rum runners. The Icarus made contact with the larger, faster and better armed U-352 at 1620 when it passed within 1900 meters of it. Within minutes the cutter began dropping depth charges and made a total of four attacks on the u-boat in less than an hour. At 1709 the damaged uboat surfaced and was quickly taken under fire by every weapon on the Icarus. The u-boat sank within five minutes and didn’t get off a shot in defence. The coast guard cutter picked up 33 survivors and a body from the u-boat’s 45 man crew. The Icarus had sunk only the second u-boat by a US ship and was the first US unit to capture German prisoners of war in World War II. The overall size is 19.5 x 24 inches, the total image size is 16.5 x 22 inches. Titled in script “Depth charged and damaged by the U.S.C.G. Cutter Icarus, The VII-C class German submarine U-352 rockets to the surface. The crew begins to abandon their soon to founder U-Boat, 27 miles off Morehead City, North Carolina, May 9, 1942.” Beautifully done, would be perfect framed. New, shipped rolled. All prints are signed and numbered by the artist in a limited edition of 500 prints and are printed on heavy weight paper under the direct supervision of the artist. (M). $64.95. 

720L,m,n. BEACONS ALONG THE SOUTHERN COAST. Harper’s Weekly. January 16, 1892 . 1p. Beautiful, sharp, full page b/w multiple engravings of 10 lighthouse and light-ship scenes from North and South Carolina . Light Stations include Cape Fear, Cape Romain, Fort Sumter, Savannah River, Danfuskie, Castle Pickney buoy depot, Frying-Pan Light-Vessel, Georgetown , Fort Ripley and Morris Island . Superb for framing, one of the nicer for display. 11” x 14”. Quite clean, bright. (VG+). $44.

720k. BEACONS ALONG THE SOUTHERN COAST. Harper’s Weekly. January 16, 1892. 2p. Beautiful, sharp, full page b/w multiple engravings of 10 lighthouse and light-ship scenes from North and South Carolina. Light Stations include Cape Fear, Cape Romain, Fort Sumter, Savannah River, Danfuskie, Castle Pickney buoy depot, Frying-Pan Light-Vessel, Georgetown, Fort Ripley and Morris Island. Superb for framing, one of the nicer for display. Quite clean, bright. Full issue. (VG+). $58 net.

720e. BEACONS ALONG THE SOUTHERN COAST. Harper’s Weekly. January 16, 1892. 2p. Beautiful, sharp, full page hand colored multiple engravings of 10 lighthouse and light-ship scenes from North and South Carolina. Light Stations include Cape Fear, Cape Romain, Fort Sumter, Savannah River, Danfuskie, Castle Pickney buoy depot, Frying-Pan Light-Vessel, Georgetown, Fort Ripley and Morris Island. Superb for framing, one of the nicer for display. Quite clean, bright. (VG). $44.

6332gg. Light-House Board. LIST OF [LIGHTS], BUOYS, AND OTHER AIDS TO NAVIGATION CAPE LOOKOUT TO HILLSBORO INLET. SIXTH LIGHT HOUSE DISTRICT. Wash. 1911. 60 p. Soft wraps.  Covers the coast from Cape Lookout , North Carolina to Hillsboro Inlet , Florida and surrounding area. Includes descriptions of lights and light vessels, buoys, fog signals as well as other important information. Includes location, height above water, distance seen, candlepower, description of structure, and more. Overall in unusually good condition for an early list, covers nicely intact with only a few chips, contents quite clean and tight, a very nice copy. Very difficult to find these early lists and well worth the search. (VG+). $74 net.

 

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 ½” 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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Most items are mailed US Priority Mail or UPS. Additional information on our "Ordering Page".

Massachusetts residents must add 6.25% sales tax.

 

Page updated November 11, 2014 .

How to reach us:
Kenrick A. Claflin & Son Nautical Antiques
1227 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA 01602 

Phone (508) 792-6627

All text and illustrations on web site Ó James W. Claflin . 11/11/2014 All rights reserved. Use prohibited without written permission.

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