The Resource Guardians of the lights: : the men and women of the U.S. Lighthouse Service, Elinor DeWire, (ebook)

Guardians of the lights: : the men and women of the U.S. Lighthouse Service, Elinor DeWire, (ebook)

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Guardians of the lights: : the men and women of the U.S. Lighthouse Service
Title
Guardians of the lights:
Title remainder
the men and women of the U.S. Lighthouse Service
Statement of responsibility
Elinor DeWire
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Language
eng
Summary
In a charming blend of history and human interest, this book paints a colorful portrait of the lives of a vanished breed-the lighthouse keepers-from the year 1716, when the first lighthouse was established in America, to the early 1980s when automation replaced the last human "guardian of the light." A wealth of material from the archives of the 19th and 20th centuries-primarily letters, diaries, and newspaper accounts-provides vivid stories about lighthouse keeping in this country: the daily work; coping with fog, storms and other catastrophes; legends and ghosts; women's and families' roles; lighthouse children and pets; the natural world around lighthouses; and the diverse characters of those who held the job. Lighthouse keeping was a unique occupation, now obsolete, and this book is a fitting tribute to these tough, usually solitary, and dedicated heroes who kept the lights burning every night, without fail
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1953-
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De Wire, Elinor
Dewey number
  • 387.1/55/092273
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Lighthouse keepers
  • Lighthouse keepers
  • Lighthouses
  • United States
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
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Guardians of the lights: : the men and women of the U.S. Lighthouse Service, Elinor DeWire, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781561648511
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11767530
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remote
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11767530
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MWT11767530
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Guardians of the lights: : the men and women of the U.S. Lighthouse Service, Elinor DeWire, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781561648511
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11767530
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11767530
System control number
MWT11767530
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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