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From coastal cliffs and beaches to the shores of Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands, lighthouses have guided mariners through Washington waters beginning in 1856. In this new edition of their popular guidebook, Sharlene and Ted Nelson provide up-to-date visiting information as well as fascinating histories of Washington s twenty-six lighthouses. Stories of the lonely and often dangerous lives led by the state s lighthouse keepers are punctuated with entertaining anecdotes about storms and shipwrecks, bells and whistles, lightships and lighthouse tenders.
Content includes: lighthouses that are open to the public, available for tours, or accessible by car or on foot; original keeper s dwellings where you can visit or stay for a couple of days to a week; towers that still hold the classic Fresnel lens.
Sharlene and Ted Nelson have been co-authoring books for twenty years. They have written several books for Scholastic Library Publishing, including The Nez Perce, The Golden Gate Bridge, and Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. The Nelsons attended the University of California at Berkeley. The Nelsons live in Washington state.
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