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A winning combination of practical travel information, stunning color photographs, and rich maritime history makes Lighthouses of California your essential guide to maritime beacons in the Golden State. From Old Point Loma Light near San Diego to St. George Reef Light near Crescent City, the more than thirty-five lights included here are presented in geographical order, making it easy for you to move from your armchair to the driver's seat and back again. Take this handy little guide with you on your travels, and keep it as a picture-perfect souvenir of your trip to coastal California.Inside you will find:detailed descriptions of each lighthousecomplete travel information, including driving directions and GPS coordinateshistorical background notesquick summaries of key information, such as date established, height of tower, and type of lensmore than thirty beautiful full-color photographsa glossary of terms and important figures in lighthouse historyhelpful icons indicating scenic quality, historic interest, and visitor accessibility and friendlinessdescriptions and photos of lost lighthouses
This stunningly illustrated handbook profiles dozens of lighthouses along the coast of California, which is one of the most lighthouse-rich states in the country. It offers not only history and travel information but also a beautiful full-color souvenir of the state. Profiles of each lighthouse include history, a detailed description of the structure, complete practical information for travelers, and at least one color photograph. From the most highly respected source of lighthouse books.
Bruce Roberts's photographs have appeared in numerous magazines, including Life and Sports Illustrated, and in hundreds of books, many of them about lighthouses. He was director of photography at Southern Living magazine for many years. His work is also on display in the permanent collection at the Smithsonian Institution. He lives in Morehead City, North Carolina.
Ray Jones is the author or coauthor of fourteen best-selling books about lighthouses. He has served as an editor at Time-Life Books, as founding editor of Albuquerque Living magazine, as writing coach at Southern Living magazine, and as founding publisher of Country Roads Press. He lives in Pebble Beach, California.