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The following books and other items were either used as references in creating these documents, or are just plain cool, or both. Try looking for them at your local library or bookstore:

Baird, David M. (2003). Lihthouses of Atlantic Canada: A Pictorial Travel Guide. Calgary, Alberta, Canada: Red Deer Press.

Cipra, David L. (1997). Lighthouses, Lightships, and the Gulf of Mexico. Alexandria, VA: Cypress Communications.

Clark, Admont G. (1995). Lighthouses of Cape Cod – Martha's Vineyard – Nantucket: Their History and Lore. Hyannis, MA: Parnassus Imprints, Inc.

Corey, Cindy. (1982). Exploring the Lighthouses of North Carolina. Chapel Hill, NC: The Provincial Press.

Crompton, Samuel Willard & Michael J. Rhein. (2001). The Ultimate Book of Lighthouses. San Diego, CA: Thunder Bay Press.

De Wire, Elinor. (1987). Guide to Florida Lighthouses. Sarasota, FL: Pineapple Press, Inc.

De Wire, Elinor. (1997). Sentries Along the Shore. Gales Ferry, CT: Sentinel Publications.

De Wire, Elinor. (2000). The Lighthouse Almanac. Gales Ferry, CT: Sentinel Publications.

De Wire, Elinor. (2006). The Field Guide to Lighthouses of the Pacific Coast: California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawai'i. St. Paul, MN: Voyageur Press.

Eagle, John. (1999). An Eagle's View of Irish Lighthouses. Eyeries, Beara, Co. Cork, Ireland: Eagle's Eye Publication.

Gately, Bill. (1998). Sentinels of the Shore: A Guide to the Lighthouses and Lightships of New Jersey. Harvey Cedars, NJ: Down the Shore Publishing Corp.

Gateman, Laura M. (1991). Lighthouses Around Bruce County. Chesley, Ontario: Spinning Wheel Publishing.

Gibbs, James A. & Burt Webber. (1994). Oregon's Seacoast Lighthouses. Medford, OR: Webb Research Group.

Gibbs, Jim. (1986). Lighthouses of the Pacific. Westchester, PA: Schiffer Publishing LTD.

Gutsche, Andrea & Barbara Chisholm & Russell Floren. (1996). Alone In The Night: Lighthouses of Georgian Bay, Manitoulin Island and the North Channel. Toronto, Canada: Lynx Images.

Holland, F. Ross, Jr. (1981). America's Lighthouses: An Illustrated History. New York: Dover Publications Inc.

Holland, F. Ross, Jr. (1994). Great American Lighthouses. New York: Wiley.

Hyde, C. K. (1986). The Northern Lights: Lighthouses of the Upper Great Lakes. Lansing, MI: TwoPeninsula Press.

Each lighthouse in this book is accompanied by a brief description, focusing mainly on historical aspects, and a color photograph. The book also contains chapters on the history of lighthouses on the Great Lakes and some of the keepers who watched over them, accompanied by period photographs.

Kochel, Kenneth G. (1996). America's Atlantic Coast Lighthouses: A Traveler's Guide. Clearwater, FL: Betken Publications.

Long, Bill. (1993). Bright Light, White Water: The Story of Irish Lighthouses and Their People. Dublin, Ireland: New Island Books.

McCarthy, Kevin M. (1990). Florida Lighthouses. Gainesville, FL: University of Florida Press.

McCarthy, Kevin M. (1997). Lighthouses of Ireland. Sarasota, FL: Pineapple Press, Inc.

Nelson, Sharlene & Ted. (1993). Umbrella Guide to California Lighthouses. Portland, OR: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co.

Oleszewski, Wes. (1998). Great Lakes Lighthouses American & Canadian. Gwinn, MI: Avery Color Studios, Inc.

A comprehensive listing of "all" Great Lakes lighthouses ... a must if you are making a checklist.

Penrod, J. (1992). Michigan Lighthouses. Berrien Center, MI: Penrod/Hiawatha Co.

The book is thin and the text is light, but the full color photographs of nearly 75 of Michigan's lighthouses are absolutely stunning.

Penrose, Laurie. (1992). A Traveler's Guide to 116 Michigan Lighthouses. Davison, MI: Friede Publications.

If you like to travel and visit lighthouses, this is the book for you! While the black & white photography is okay, the real attractions of this book are the individual maps and directions to each light, and the descriptions which tell where the best places to view and/or photograph the lights are. Besides a main index, there are also listings of which lights are still active, which can be climbed, which you can go inside, and which have museums.

Penrose, Laurie. (1994). A Traveler's Guide to 100 Eastern Great Lakes Lighthouses. Davison, MI: Friede Publications.

Penrose, Laurie. (1995). A Traveler's Guide to 116 Western Great Lakes Lighthouses. Davison, MI: Friede Publications.

Rhein, Michael J. (2000). Anatomy of the Lighthouse. New York: Barns & Noble Books.

Roberts, Bruce & Ray Jones. (1994). Great Lakes Lighthouses: Ontario to Superior. Old Saybrook, CT: The Globe Peqout Press.

Roberts, Bruce & Ray Jones. (1995). Southern Lighthouses: Chesapeake Bay to the Gulf of Mexico. Old Saybrook, CT: The Globe Pequot Press.

Roberts, Bruce & Ray Jones. (1996). Mid-Atlantic Lighthouses: Hudson River to Chesapeake Bay. Old Saybrook, CT: The Globe Pequot Press.

Roberts, Bruce & Ray Jones. (1997). Pacific Northwest Lighthouses: Oregon, Washington, Alaska and British Columbia. Old Saybrook, CT: The Globe Pequot Press.

Shanklin, Bob & Sandra. (2000). Lighthouses of the Hawaiian Islands. Fort Walton Beach, FL: The Lighthouse People.

Spatuzzi, John & Sarah Duncan. (19??). Beautiful Lighthouses: Pictorial Guidebook. Davie, FL: Horizon Images.

Sullivan, Buddy. (1996). The Lighthouses of Georgia. Greendale, IN: The Creative Company.

Thompson, Courtney. (1996). Maine Lighthouses: A Pictorial Guide. Mt. Desert, ME: CatNap Publications.

Tinney, James & Mary Burdette-Watkins. (1989). Seaway Trail Lighthouses: An Illustrated Guide. Oswego, NY: Seaway Trail, Inc.

Wardius, Ken & Barb. (2000). Wisconsin Lighthouses: A Photographic & Historical Guide. Madison, WI: Prairie Oak Press.

Welch, Wally. (1985). The Lighthouses of Maine. [Apopka, FL]: W. Welch.

This is the book that started it all for us. Looking at this book got us interested in lighthouses, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Welch, Wally. (1987). The Lighthouses of Rhode Island. Apopka, FL: Lighthouse Publications.

Welch, Wally. (1989). The Lighthouses of Massachusetts. Apopka, FL: Lighthouse Publications.

Wright, Larry & Patricia. (1996). Bonfires & Beacons: Great Lakes Lighthouses. Erin, Ontario: The Boston Mills Press.

Yocum, Thomas & Bruce Roberts & Cheryl Shelton-Roberts. (1999). Cape Hatteras: America's Lighthouse, Guardian of the Graveyard of the Atlantic. Nashville, TN: Cumberland House.

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