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

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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

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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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Lighthouses and Lifesaving Stations of Virginia

Originally referred to as the Cape Charles or Charles station , the location for
anchorage moved from just off Smith Island ... During the war , the ship was
armed with two 20mm guns and assigned as an examination vessel off Cape
Cod ...

Lighthouses and Lifesaving Stations of Virginia

Author: Patrick Evans-Hylton

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738517858

Page: 128

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Traces the grand history of lighthouses and lifesaving stations across the Atlantic coast of Virginia, from the richly historic Old Cape Henry Light and the candy-striped Assateague Light on the state's Eastern Shore to the tales of the men of the United States Life-Saving Service, the forerunner of today's Coast Guard. Original.

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R. 5124 ) ; Mary A. Ripley ( H. R. ) 5127 ) ; to make Cape Charles City port of
entry ( H. R. 5789 ) ; J. B. McCubbin ( H. R. 5790 ) ; M. Mayer ( II . ... W. M. Lindner
( H. R. 6923 ) ; Ann Peck ( H. R. 7204 ) ; Elizabeth Waters ( H. R. 7424 ) ; J. R.
Davis ( H. R. 7840 ) ; Seth M. Barton ( H. R. ... Petition for life - saving station at
Youngs . town , N. Y. , 758 . ... Bill to protect light . house site at ( see bill H. R.
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Twin Lights of Thacher Island Cape Ann

Claflin, James, Lighthouses and Life Saving along the Massachusetts Coast.
Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Publishing, ... National Register Nomination form for
Cape Ann Light Station, Thachers Island, listed October 7, 1971. Parsons,
Eleanor C.

Twin Lights of Thacher Island  Cape Ann

Author: Paul St. Germain

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439638446

Page: 128

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Thacher Island was named for Anthony Thacher who, in 1635, lost his four children and other family members in a shipwreck during the most severe storm to ever hit the Massachusetts coast. Only Anthony and his wife Elizabeth survived. The lighthouses have played an important role in several wars, including the Revolutionary War and World Wars I and II, when the navy established a radio compass station to protect the coast from enemy submarines. A ship bearing a U.S. president almost wrecked on Thacher Island, and the island was used as a witness protection site for a Mafia criminal. Twin Lights of Thacher Island, Cape Ann captures the history, adventures, and intimate stories from over 200 years of lighthouse keepers living on the island, including how the two towers were built and how scientific discoveries were applied to improve the lights over the years.

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.

United States Coast Pilot

Then steer for Cape Cod lighthouse on any bearing northward of 75o true ( E
mag . ) , pass southward of the ... In coasting several life - saving stations are
seen , and just northward of the lighthouse is the signal station . Vessels passing
this ...

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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 ...

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A Book of Cape Cod Houses

... and there on the Cape . The religious meetings in the campgrounds no longer
take place , but the houses are still used , especially by summer vacationers .
Lighthouse keepers ' homes and lifesaving stations were built all along the Cape
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A Book of Cape Cod Houses

Author: Doris Doane

Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher

ISBN: 9781567921137

Page: 92

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The history of the quintessential American home: the cape. Including floor plans, interior rooms, and exteriors. From the mid-1600s to about 1850, capes were built all across New England, homes to fishermen and farmers, to city dwellers and shipwrights. Their low-slung design meant they were economical, easy to build, and generally impervious to the bracing winds that swept in from the ocean. They could be enlarged by equally symmetrical wings, and if you couldn't afford clapboards all around, you could easily sheath the back and sides with inexpensive cedar shingles and let them weather to a stormy gray. After World War II, these straightforward practical designs were adapted to 20th-century living across the northeast. This classic book, a proud native Cape Codder, is as simple, elegant, and accessible as the houses it describes. You'll gain a new and deep appreciation for the common American house.

Saving Straitsmouth Island

Local historian Paul St. Germain details the rich history of this unique New England treasure and the efforts to preserve both its structures and natural beauty.

Saving Straitsmouth Island

Author: Paul St. Germain

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439670145

Page: 192

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Just off the coast of Rockport, Straitsmouth Island has enjoyed a noteworthy history that belies the island's small size. From the Pawtucket Indians who summered there more than one thousand years ago to its discovery by famous explorers Samuel de Champlain and Captain John Smith in the seventeenth century, it has seen fishermen, shipwrecks and piracy. From 1835 to 1935, three lighthouses were built, all with fascinating stories of the keepers and their families. Thanks to tireless restoration efforts by the Thacher Island Association and Massachusetts Audubon Society, the island was opened to the public for the first time in 180 years. Local historian Paul St. Germain details the rich history of this unique New England treasure and the efforts to preserve both its structures and natural beauty.

Cape Cod National Seashore

There are programs about life on Cape Cod in the 1800s; historical lifesaving
methods using signal flags, Morse code, and lighthouse signals; and historical
operations of the Old Harbor Life Saving Station. There are canoe and kayak trips
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Cape Cod National Seashore

Author: Daniel Lombardo

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439623716

Page: 128

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When Pres. John F. Kennedy established the Cape Cod National Seashore in 1961, it was acclaimed as the “finest victory ever recorded for the cause of conservation in New England.” When erosion and overdevelopment threatened the Cape, the idea of a national seashore took hold, forever protecting this treasured place. The park preserves 44,000 acres of forest, marsh, bog, and ponds, and a 40-mile stretch from Provincetown to Chatham, which Henry David Thoreau called the “Great Beach.” Unlike other national parks at the time, the Cape Cod National Seashore was created from a combination of private, town, state, and federal lands. Cape Cod National Seashore: The First 50 Years captures the political drama of the creation of this extraordinary seashore. Images detail an early Native American presence and the romance of whaling, shipwrecks, lighthouses, windmills, and dune shacks.

The New York Herald Almanac and Financial Commercial and Political Register for

The bearings ( true ) of prominent objects are : Cedar Island lighthouse , w . by S .
I S . ... now stands the foliage of the background , the portion above as follows :
this being black , Bearing of light - house , W . S . of life - saving station . ... The
structure is Light station , Cape Cod , Mass . , a fog bell , struck a low , hexagonal
wooden tower , painted a light by machinery , giving two blows in quick succes .

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The New England Magazine

Provincetown is well surrounded with lighthouses and life-saving stations. ...
westward two miles or more from Long Point, is the first of a long series of Cape
Cod life-saving stations, with its lighthouse, red flashing by night. Following the ...

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