Kenrick A. Claflin & Son Nautical Antiques

 

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We specializes in the field of United States Lighthouse Service (USLHS), Light House Establishment (USLHE), Life-Saving Service (USLSS), Revenue Cutter Service (USRCS), Shipwrecks and early Coast Guard (USCG), and works by Edward Rowe Snow. More particularly, we work to provide various governmental agencies, historical groups, restoration contractors and collectors with information and original artifacts relating to lighthouses, life-saving stations, keepers, etc. in their area. Our stock includes books, post cards, both new and out-of-print, photos, engravings, newspapers, charts, lithographs, paintings, uniforms, flags, insignia, antiques, Fresnel lenses, lamps, lanterns, brassware and more.

We offer the largest and most complete selection of Antiques of the U.S. Lighthouse Service, Life Saving Service, Revenue Cutter Service, U. S. Coast Guard to be found anywhere.

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6719e,f. Manning, Gordon P., LIFE IN THE COLCHESTER REEF LIGHTHOUSE. by The Shelburne Museum . 1958. 43p. Soft wraps, clean, crisp. Nicely illustrated. Details the life of the Keepers in this Lake Champlain lighthouse. Includes listing of the keepers who served here during its’ 62 years of service, as well as details on the 1952 move of the lighthouse to the Shelburne Museum in Vermont . (VG+).  $14.

13212. (photo) Isle la Motte Lighthouse, Vermont c.1961. Lake Champlain, bordering New York, Vermont and Quebec, was once a bustling waterway and navigational aids were badly needed. The first light was established at Isle La Motte about 1829. The present 25-foot cast iron light tower shown was built in 1880 and remains today. Clear, close view shows the short cast iron light tower beside the keepers house in 1961. Photo measures 3 ˝” x 5 ˝” on postcard paper. Clean, clear. (VG+). $24.

 

29307. Cook, David E. The Light-Keepers of Lake Champlain. Mayfield. 2009. 232p. Soft wraps. A biographical anthology of at least 146 men and women who maintained the light stations of Lake Champlain before they were all automated, this detailed work is filled with lots of great historical and family history of lighthouse keeping on Lake Champlain's New York and Vermont shorelines. Includes a listing both chronologically and an alphabetical of the lighthouse keepers. In addition to listings of the many keepers over the years, includes a biography of each, stations served and great information about the station and his activities and occurrences there. Illustrated with photos when available. Packed full of information. (M). $16.95.

6332-10. Lighthouse Service. LIST OF LIGHTS, BUOYS AND DAYMARKS IN THE THIRD LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. 1907. Wash. 1907. 181 p. Soft wraps.  Includes all of the coastline of the Third Lighthouse District from Warren Point, Rhode Island to a point opposite Shrewsbury Rocks, New Jersey including Lake Champlain and Lake Memphremagog. 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. Only light soiling to wraps, contents unusually clean and intact, tight. Very difficult to find these early lists and well worth the search. Excellent resource. (VG). $128 net.

 

  

9407k. Federal Writer’s Project. NEW ENGLAND HURRICANE – A Factual, Pictorial Record. Boston. 1938. 5th. 224p. This book is a factual, pictorial record of the worst disaster that has ever struck New England. Compiled within days of the awful event by the Federal Writers' Project of the WPA, over 500 photographs and text record the wild gale. In September 1938 the hurricane covered 600 miles in 12 hours, one of the fastest moving hurricanes ever reported. There was no warning of the on-rushing storm until the New Jersey coast was struck near Atlantic City. The storm then traveled up the Connecticut valley, and through the heart of Vermont. A graphic look into the damage the sweeping winds and tides brought to the region. Includes good view of the U.S. Lighthouse Tender Tulip high and dry on the railroad tracks in New London, Conn. The 10” x 7” book is bound in green cloth with red lettering on the spine. Profusely illustrated with black and white photographs of the devastation caused by the storm, taken by WPA photographers. Light water marks to the covers, light wear and bumping to corners. The rear hinge is cracked and holding, front hinge is intact. The pages have very minor age toning to the edges; otherwise they are clean bright and unmarked. (G+). $28.

 

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).

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

 

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.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Page updated April 03, 2014 .

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Kenrick A. Claflin & Son Nautical Antiques
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Phone (508) 792-6627

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