Discover the maritime and human history of Florida’s 30 awe-inspiring lighthouses. This soft cover book contains 192 pages of modern color and historical black-and-white photographs, as well as postcards and diagrams. Florida’s shores have been witness to over 5 centuries of maritime history, including battles in the Revolutionary War, the Seminole Wars, the Civil War, and World War II.
Diving into the lives of the keepers of these beacons, the Tuerses describe how the lighthouse keepers navigated not only these political conflicts, but nature’s wrath, braving hurricanes and wild storms to keep the lights burning. This meticulously researched book covers the technical – such as the engineering behind the design of the towers and lenses – as well as the personal. It’s a great read, and the best book we’ve seen on the subject.