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Bonfires & Beacons: Great Lakes Lighthouses

By: Wright, Larry; Wright, Patricia

Price: $9.20

Publisher: Erin, Ontario, Canada, Boston Mills Pr: 1997

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 001382

ISBN: 1550461850

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket

Ships have always been at the mercy of weather and water. In the early days of many communities, fishing families built bonfires on hilltops or along the shoreline to lead boats home, but as commerce developed, more and larger vesels were put at risk. The first lighthouse on the Great Lakes was a structure completed on Lake Ontario in 1804. Today, surviving lighthouses along the 8, 000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline range in size from the five Tall Lighthouses in Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois to the short wooden towers of Lake Huron's Georgian Bay. Each lighthouse is photographed in full co... View more info


By: N/A

Price: $8.28

Publisher: Surrey, England, Coombe Books: 1991

Edition: First Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 001406

ISBN: 0862834465

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket

If you've ever considered going to Canada, this book will convince you. The photography is excellent and the text at the beginning provides basic historic information about Canada. The land and the surrounding seas are more than just spectacular; they are the nation's raison d'etre. The bountiful waters of the Grand Banks first drew fishermen of Europe, the creatures of the forest provided materials for a thriving fur trade, and the rich soils of the prairies produce a large proportion of the world's wheat. But beyond that, Canada is a significant exporter of diamonds (not in the book) . Profi... View more info

The Adirondacks

By: Farb, Nathan; Jamieson, Paul F.

Price: $8.28

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Rizzoli Intl Pubns: 1994

Seller ID: 002317

ISBN: 0847805840

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket

This truly incredible volume is a reprint from 1985. Paul Jamieson provides an introduction to the Adirondack Park. The photographs are separated by subject, including Streams, Rivers, and Waterfalls, From the Mountain Tops, Lakes and Ponds, In the Woods, and By the Road. There is also a map of Adirondack Park. The author/photographer spent a great number of hours in these woods as a boy, and so knew many of the places others might miss. The photos are beautiful; the book is fully illustrated. The top and bottom corners are lightly bumped There is also a bump on the top near the spine which ca... View more info