General Lighthouse History Books


Instructions to Light Keepers Reprinted from the 1902 edition of the same name published by the Lighthouse Board, this book contains everything a lighthouse keeper was required to know to run a light station in 1902. It is fascinating reading for those interested in lighthouse history. The book features 55 pages, 39 plates of equipment, a 10-page comprehensive index and is available in either soft cover or hard cover versions.PRS02 SOFT COVER  $18.00



Instructions to Light Keepers Reprinted from the 1902 edition of the same name published by the Lighthouse Board, this book contains everything a lighthouse keeper was required to know to run a light station in 1902. It is fascinating reading for those interested in lighthouse history. The book features 55 pages, 39 plates of equipment, a 10-page comprehensive index and is available in either soft cover or hard cover versions.PRH03 HARD COVER $23.00


GLLKA Educational Resource Guide This is a “must have” for educators of our youth. The drilled & perforated pages contain 109 lesson plans & activities on the Great Lakes & their lights, plus worksheets that may be copied for students. Subject areas covered include Art, Computer Science, History, Language Arts, Math, Music, Science, & Social Studies. Soft cover. 209 pages. PRS01.$17.00


Reliving Lighthouse Memories - An Oral History Book - Enjoy the lighthouse memories of seven people - a civilian Cost Guard electrician, two lighthouse keepers, and four lighthouse children. Their stories cover the years 1932 to 1973, the period of rapid automation and changing job descriptions in the lighthouse service. Their perspectives cover the details of work, the funny stories of their isolated lives, and the joys of being a part of a lighthouse keeper's family. PRS04  SOFT COVER $13.95


Reliving Lighthouse Memories - An Oral History Book - Enjoy the lighthouse memories of seven people - a civilian Cost Guard electrician, two lighthouse keepers, and four lighthouse children. Their stories cover the years 1932 to 1973, the period of rapid automation and changing job descriptions in the lighthouse service. Their perspectives cover the details of work, the funny stories of their isolated lives, and the joys of being a part of a lighthouse keeper's family. PRH05  HARD COVER $19.95

A Short Bright Flash - Author Theresa Levitt tells the story of how Augustin Fresnel shocked the scientific elite with his unique understanding of the physics of light. The lens he invented was a brilliant feat of engineering that made lighthouses blaze many times brighter, farther, and more efficiently. A great read for those instrested in lighthouse illumination. Hard cover. BRH61 $25.95 

Guardians of The Light. By Elinore DeWire. If you are interested in learning about the hardships, joy, heroism and mind-numbing boredom that made up the life of a light-keepers, you cannot go wrong with this book. While Elinor covers the subject with amazing detail, she avoids being overly technical, making the book a fast paced joy to read. We challenge anyone to come away from this book without a deep appreciation for the dedication of the wickies of yore. Soft cover, 318 pages. BRS07 $18.95


Women Who Kept The Lights Danger and loneliness were common themes in the lives of women lighthouse keepers in the United States from 1776 to the mid-20th century. Most were appointed to succeed a deceased husband or father, and most appear to have borne the risks with fortitude and outright heroism. Authors Mary Louise and J. Candace Clifford have captured the uniqueness of each woman's experience. Soft cover, 170 pages. BFS15 $22.95


The Light Keeper's Menagerie In her research, author In her research, While researching lighthouses, author Elinore Dewire found that hundreds of lighthouse animals wandered into her research notes and photo collection. This book tells the story of these cold-nosed, whiskered, wooly, hoofed, horned, slithery, buzzing, feathered, and finned keepers of the lights. Soft cover xx pages. $21.95


Legendary Lighthouses Romance, danger, pirates, the power of the sea. Lighthouses evoke these wonderfully epic themes and many more. Legendary Lighthouses by John Grant and Ray Jones is a companion volume to the PBS series of the same name. The book captures the images, the history, and the essence of these perpetually intriguing landmarks. Soft cover, 200 pages. BRS11 $24.95