Lighthouses and Lifesaving Stations on Cape Ann

They provided artists with spectacular subject matter and attracted tourists from around the world to visit them. This book highlights the heroism and dedication of the lighthouse keepers and lifesaving surfmen who served.

Lighthouses and Lifesaving Stations on Cape Ann

Author: Paul St. Germain

Publisher: Arcadia Pub

ISBN: 1467120200

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The maritime history of Cape Ann, on the northern coast of Massachusetts, is filled with stories of heroism, adventure, and human endeavor. The lighthouses and lifesaving stations surrounding Cape Ann since the late 18th century have served to protect and safeguard the area's mariners and major industries. Fishing, shipbuilding, and granite quarrying businesses all flourished under their watchful eyes. They provided artists with spectacular subject matter and attracted tourists from around the world to visit them. This book highlights the heroism and dedication of the lighthouse keepers and lifesaving surfmen who served. Cape Ann is famous for being the home of America's oldest seaport in Gloucester and America's most painted building, Motif No. 1, in Rockport.

Lighthouses and Life Saving Along Cape Cod

For centuries, heroic men and women have guarded the treacherous yet beloved Cape Cod coastlines.

Lighthouses and Life Saving Along Cape Cod

Author: James W. Claflin

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1467122130

Page: 127

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For centuries, heroic men and women have guarded the treacherous yet beloved Cape Cod coastlines. From Provincetown to Chatham, Sandwich to Cuttyhunk, and many towns in between, residents have relied on the Atlantic for employment and nourishment. But Cape Cod has always been plagued with a shifting coastline that consistently defies mariners' efforts to pass through Massachusetts waters. In 1792, as shipping increased, mariners petitioned for a sorely needed lighthouse. It was not until 1797 that the first lighthouse on Cape Cod was built at the Highlands in North Truro. More lights and rescue stations would follow as the seas claimed their toll. Many lightship stations were also established from Chatham through Nantucket Sound to mark the constantly changing sandbars submerged offshore--more than in any other spot along the US coastline. Today, as sea levels change and sands continue to shift, some of these historic stations have been lost or moved, while still others are preserved only in such photographs as these.

Lighthouses and Lifesaving Along the Massachusetts Coast

Author James Claflin combines an extensively researched text with this exquisite collection of many previously unpublished images to tell the story of a state dependent upon its coastal commerce.

Lighthouses and Lifesaving Along the Massachusetts Coast

Author: James Claflin

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738537450

Page: 128

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Lighthouses and Life Saving along the Massachusetts Coast is a unique tribute to the men and women who protected mariners from shipping disasters. With a variety of vintage images from private as well as museum collections, this rare glimpse into the lives of the dedicated workers who protected thousands of vessels plying the dangerous waters of Massachusetts Bay and Nantucket Sound is a visual journey to an earlier era in our nations history. Author James Claflin combines an extensively researched text with this exquisite collection of many previously unpublished images to tell the story of a state dependent upon its coastal commerce. From Cape Ann to New Bedford, residents of Massachusetts have relied heavily on the sea for employment, trade, and nourishment. The task of lighting and protecting the coasts was taken on by the U.S. Lighthouse Establishment and the U.S. Life-Saving Service. Within these pages, see the Cape Ann lighthouse keeper proudly posed in his uniform, the Cape Cod life savers launching their surf-boat through the breakers toward the shipwreck, and the Boston Bay lighthouse keepers family returning by skiff from their brief excursion to town. Lighthouses and Life Saving along the Massachusetts Coast is a unique tribute to the men and women who protected mariners from shipping disasters. With a variety of vintage images from private as well as museum collections, this rare glimpse into the lives of the dedicated workers who protected thousands of vessels plying the dangerous waters of Massachusetts Bay and Nantucket Sound is a visual journey to an earlier era in our nations history. Author James Claflin combines an extensively researched text with this exquisite collection of many previously unpublished images to tell the story of a state dependent upon its coastal commerce. From Cape Ann to New Bedford, residents of Massachusetts have relied heavily on the sea for employment, trade, and nourishment. The task of lighting and protecting the coasts was taken on by the U.S. Lighthouse Establishment and the U.S. Life-Saving Service. Within these pages, see the Cape Ann lighthouse keeper proudly posed in his uniform, the Cape Cod life savers launching their surf-boat through the breakers toward the shipwreck, and the Boston Bay lighthouse keepers family returning by skiff from their brief excursion to town.

United States Coast Pilot

Cape Cod Lighthouse , s . by E Cape Ann Lighthouses , S. & W Annisquam
Lighthouse , s . by W. 3 W Ipswich Rear Lighthouse , sw . by S Newburyport
Harbor ... The following list of life - saving stations has been corrected to July 1 ,
1902.

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United States Congressional serial set

R. 2544 ) ; Samuel Brad . ford ( H. R. 2545 ) ; for light - house at New . port News
Point , Va . ( H. R 2546 ) ... Petition for life - saving station at Youngs . town , N. Y.
, 758 . Petition for ... Cape Cod : Petitions for light - sbip off ( 171+ , 1728 ) . Cape
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House Documents

Rebuilding the two light - house towers on Thatcher's island , Cape Ann , & c . ,
Massachusetts For a survey to ... of two superintendents of life stations on the
coasts of Long Island and New Jersey Contingencies of life - saving stations on
the ...

House Documents

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House Documents

3,407 13 Rebuilding the two light-house towers on Thatchel's island, Cape Ann,
and fitting them with first order of ... New Jersey ------------------------ -
Compensation of two superintendents of life stations on coast of Long Island and
New Jersey ...

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Annual Report of the Director

Name of station . Page . Name of station . 586 412 ... Mayo Beach light - house .
Mayo's house . Meadow ... 494 Meridian , middle stone ( Cape Cod ) . 494
Meridian , north stone ... light - house , 1867-1887 . 532 Monomoy life - saving
station .

Annual Report of the Director

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The Commodores Signal Book and Vade Mecum

SEE LIFE - SAVING STATIONS , DISTRICT No . 2 . Coast of Cape Cod .
BENJAMIN C . SPARROW , East Orleans , Massachusetts ... One mile east of
Light - house . David H , Atkins . . . . . . . . . . Three miles from No . 1 . Edwin P .
Worthen .

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Famous Lighthouses of America

... 214 Cape Florida Island , 212 Cape Florida Light , 202-213 Cape Hancock ,
268 Cape Hatteras Life Saving Station ... 188 , 189 Cape Ann , 80 Cape Ann
Lights , 80 , 282 Cape Arago , 249 Cape Blanco , Calif . , 241 Cape Charles , Va .

Famous Lighthouses of America

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Annual Report

Name of station . Page . Name of station . ... Mayo Beach light - house . Mayo's
house . Meadow ( Marthas ... 494 Meridian , middle stone ( Cape Cod ) . 494
Meridian , north stone ... light - house , 1867-1887 . 532 Monomoy life - saving
station .

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Annual report of the chief for the fiscal year ending June 30 1872 73 showing operations of the revenue marine and the life saving service 1872 73

The Life - Saving Service , as at present constituted , comprises eightyone
stations , which are located upon the coasts of Cape Cod , Rhode Island , Long
Island , and New Jersey , and are divided into three dis . tricts — the coast of
Cape Cod , from Race Point to Monomoy , forming the first ... One mile east of
light - house .

Annual report of the chief     for the fiscal year ending June 30  1872 73     showing operations of the revenue marine and the life saving service  1872 73

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Cape Ann Granite

A pictorial history of the granite industry on Cape Ann in Massachusetts.

Cape Ann Granite

Author: Paul St. Germain

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1467123633

Page: 128

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A pictorial history of the granite industry on Cape Ann in Massachusetts.