9781581820331

Cape Hatteras : America's Lighthouse - Guardian of the Graveyard of the Atlantic

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  • ISBN13:

    9781581820331

  • ISBN10:

    158182033X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-07-01
  • Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
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Summary

This is the complete story of the lighthouse at Cape Hatteras, which for almost two hundred years has guided mariners through the treacherous waters off North Carolina's easternmost point.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction xvii
Part 1: The Dearborn Tower
The First Lighthouse
5(8)
The Stone Guardian by the Sea
1854 Improvements
13(10)
The Lighthouse Gets a Lift
The Civil War
23(10)
Sentinels in Gray and Blue
Part 2: The Stetson Tower
The Second Lighthouse
33(10)
A New Era in Brick
The Unknown Builder
43(8)
An Enigmatic Carpenter and a Housewright
Other Lights at Cape Hatteras
51(14)
Floating Lighthouses and Deep-Water Rigs
The Third Lighthouse
65(12)
Automation and the End of an Era
From Darkness to Light
77(12)
The War and the Restoration
Part 3: Nature's Way
The Encroaching Tide
89(10)
Seventy Years of Futility
Juggling a Stack of Bricks
99(12)
Moving into the Future
Appendix: The Keepers of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse 111(4)
Bibliography 115(5)
Credits 120(1)
Index 121

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