Lighthouses and Life Saving Along Cape Cod

For centuries, heroic men and women have guarded the treacherous yet beloved Cape Cod coastlines.

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Author: James W. Claflin

Publisher: Arcadia Library Editions

ISBN: 1531673503

Category: History

Page: 130

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For centuries, heroic men and women have guarded the treacherous yet beloved Cape Cod coastlines. From Provincetown to Chatham, Sandwich to Cuttyhunk, and many towns in between, residents have relied on the Atlantic for employment and nourishment. But Cape Cod has always been plagued with a shifting coastline that consistently defies mariners' efforts to pass through Massachusetts waters. In 1792, as shipping increased, mariners petitioned for a sorely needed lighthouse. It was not until 1797 that the first lighthouse on Cape Cod was built at the Highlands in North Truro. More lights and rescue stations would follow as the seas claimed their toll. Many lightship stations were also established from Chatham through Nantucket Sound to mark the constantly changing sandbars submerged offshore--more than in any other spot along the US coastline. Today, as sea levels change and sands continue to shift, some of these historic stations have been lost or moved, while still others are preserved only in such photographs as these.

Lighthouses and Lifesaving Along the Massachusetts Coast

Author James Claflin combines an extensively researched text with this exquisite collection of many previously unpublished images to tell the story of a state dependent upon its coastal commerce.

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Author: James Claflin

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738537454

Category: Travel

Page: 128

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Lighthouses and Life Saving along the Massachusetts Coast is a unique tribute to the men and women who protected mariners from shipping disasters. With a variety of vintage images from private as well as museum collections, this rare glimpse into the lives of the dedicated workers who protected thousands of vessels plying the dangerous waters of Massachusetts Bay and Nantucket Sound is a visual journey to an earlier era in our nations history. Author James Claflin combines an extensively researched text with this exquisite collection of many previously unpublished images to tell the story of a state dependent upon its coastal commerce. From Cape Ann to New Bedford, residents of Massachusetts have relied heavily on the sea for employment, trade, and nourishment. The task of lighting and protecting the coasts was taken on by the U.S. Lighthouse Establishment and the U.S. Life-Saving Service. Within these pages, see the Cape Ann lighthouse keeper proudly posed in his uniform, the Cape Cod life savers launching their surf-boat through the breakers toward the shipwreck, and the Boston Bay lighthouse keepers family returning by skiff from their brief excursion to town. Lighthouses and Life Saving along the Massachusetts Coast is a unique tribute to the men and women who protected mariners from shipping disasters. With a variety of vintage images from private as well as museum collections, this rare glimpse into the lives of the dedicated workers who protected thousands of vessels plying the dangerous waters of Massachusetts Bay and Nantucket Sound is a visual journey to an earlier era in our nations history. Author James Claflin combines an extensively researched text with this exquisite collection of many previously unpublished images to tell the story of a state dependent upon its coastal commerce. From Cape Ann to New Bedford, residents of Massachusetts have relied heavily on the sea for employment, trade, and nourishment. The task of lighting and protecting the coasts was taken on by the U.S. Lighthouse Establishment and the U.S. Life-Saving Service. Within these pages, see the Cape Ann lighthouse keeper proudly posed in his uniform, the Cape Cod life savers launching their surf-boat through the breakers toward the shipwreck, and the Boston Bay lighthouse keepers family returning by skiff from their brief excursion to town.

Lighthouses and Life Saving Along Cape Cod

Claflin, James W. Historic Nantucket Surfside Life-Saving Station. Worcester, MA: Kenrick A. Claflin & Son, 2008. Clark, Admont. Lighthouses Of Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket: Their History and Lore. East Orleans, MA: Parnassus ...

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Author: James W. Claflin

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467122139

Category: HISTORY

Page: 127

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For centuries, heroic men and women have guarded the treacherous yet beloved Cape Cod coastlines. From Provincetown to Chatham, Sandwich to Cuttyhunk, and many towns in between, residents have relied on the Atlantic for employment and nourishment. But Cape Cod has always been plagued with a shifting coastline that consistently defies mariners' efforts to pass through Massachusetts waters. In 1792, as shipping increased, mariners petitioned for a sorely needed lighthouse. It was not until 1797 that the first lighthouse on Cape Cod was built at the Highlands in North Truro. More lights and rescue stations would follow as the seas claimed their toll. Many lightship stations were also established from Chatham through Nantucket Sound to mark the constantly changing sandbars submerged offshore--more than in any other spot along the US coastline. Today, as sea levels change and sands continue to shift, some of these historic stations have been lost or moved, while still others are preserved only in such photographs as these.

Lighthouses and Life Saving Along the Maine and New Hampshire Coast

Lighthouses of Casco Bay . Portland : The Breakwater Press , 1975 . ... Lighthouses and Life Saving Along the Massachusetts Coast . ... United States Coast Pilot , Atlantic Coast , Section A , St. Croix River to Cape Cod . GPO , 1933 .

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Author: James Claflin

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738503193

Category: History

Page: 128

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Lighthouses and Life Saving along the Maine and New Hampshire Coast is a unique tribute to the men and women who protected mariners as they traveled along New England's rocky coastline. With thousands of vessels plying the dangerous waters, the chance of a shipping disaster was always great. Hundreds of shipwrecks did indeed occur off the coast with startling losses. Through descriptive text and a variety of vintage images from private as well as museum collections, we get a rare glimpse into the lives of the dedicated government men and women. Author James Claflin combines an extensively researched text with this exquisite collection of previously unpublished images to tell the story of an area heavily dependent on its coastal commerce. The task of lighting and protecting the coasts was taken on by the U.S. Light-House Establishment and the U.S. Life-Saving Service, later merged to become the U.S. Coast Guard. Within these pages, see the Boon Island Lighthouse keeper, his family alongside, as he proudly poses in his uniform; life savers at Hunniwells Beach station as they pull through a blinding snowstorm to rescue the crew of a stranded schooner; and the way of life on an offshore lightship. Lighthouses and Life Saving along the Maine and New Hampshire Coast is a visual journey into our nation's maritime history.

Lighthouses and Life Saving Along the Connecticut and Rhode Island Coast

Bibliography Bachand , Robert G. , Northeast Lights , Lighthouses and Lightships Rhode Island to Cape May , New Jersey . Norwalk , Conn . ... Lighthouses and Life Saving along the Maine and New Hampshire Coast . Charleston , S.C .

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Author: James Claflin

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738505129

Category: History

Page: 128

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Lighthouses and Life Saving along the Connecticut and Rhode Island Coast is the third in a series of titles offering a unique tribute to the men and women who protected the mariners as they traveled along New England's rocky coastline. Thousands of vessels faced the dangers of the rugged sea which caused hundreds of shipwrecks off the coast with devastating losses. Author James Claflin combines a thoroughly descriptive text with this diverse collection of over two hundred vintage images, from private as well as museum collections, to create an illustrated history of an area strongly reliant on its coastal trade. The U.S. Light-House Establishment and the U.S. Life-Saving Service, which later merged to become the U.S. Coast Guard, assumed the responsibility of lighting and protecting the coasts. Inside, you will see the lighthouse keeper at Bullock's Point Light as he surveys the damage from the Hurricane of 1938, witness the life savers at Block Island's Sandy Point Station where first word of the wreck of the steamer Larchmont was received, and experience life on an offshore lightship. The book guides you through the days of the life savers-the work they performed, their rescues, and the evolution of their architecture through the years.

Lighthouses and Lifesaving Stations on Cape Ann

... the rest of Massachusetts, with the exception of the other cape, Cape Cod. Surrounded on three sides by the ocean, is it any wonder that this small area has six lighthouses, three lifesaving stations (at one time, there were six), ...

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Author: Paul St. Germain

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439643617

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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The maritime history of Cape Ann, on the northern coast of Massachusetts, is filled with stories of heroism, adventure, and human endeavor. The lighthouses and lifesaving stations surrounding Cape Ann since the late 18th century have served to protect and safeguard the area’s mariners and major industries. Fishing, shipbuilding, and granite quarrying businesses all flourished under their watchful eyes. They provided artists with spectacular subject matter and attracted tourists from around the world to visit them. This book highlights the heroism and dedication of the lighthouse keepers and lifesaving surfmen who served. Cape Ann is famous for being the home of America’s oldest seaport in Gloucester and America’s most painted building, Motif No. 1, in Rockport.

The Greatest Beach

(Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1968), 310–11; Peggy A. Albee et al., “Highland Lighthouse and Keeper's Dwelling, Historic Structure Report,” unpublished report, 1994, CCNSA; see James W. Claflin, Lighthouses and LifeSaving along Cape Cod ...

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Author: Ethan Carr

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820355580

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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In the mid-nineteenth century, Thoreau recognized the importance of preserving the complex and fragile landscape of Cape Cod, with its weathered windmills, expansive beaches, dunes, wetlands, harbors, and the lives that flourished here, supported by the maritime industries and saltworks. One hundred years later, the National Park Service—working with a group of concerned locals, then-senator John F. Kennedy, and other supporters—took on the challenge of meeting the needs of a burgeoning public in this region of unique natural beauty and cultural heritage. To those who were settled in the remote wilds of the Cape, the impending development was threatening, and as the award-winning historian Ethan Carr explains, the visionary plan to create a national seashore came very close to failure. Success was achieved through unprecedented public outreach, as the National Park Service and like-minded Cape Codders worked to convince entire communities of the long-term value of a park that could accommodate millions of tourists. Years of contentious negotiations resulted in the innovative compromise between private and public interests now known as the “Cape Cod model.” The Greatest Beach is essential reading for all who are concerned with protecting the nation’s gradually diminishing cultural landscapes. In his final analysis of Cape Cod National Seashore, Carr poses provocative questions about how to balance the conservation of natural and cultural resources in regions threatened by increasing visitation and development.

Lighthouses and Life Saving at Oswego

Early attempts to provide aid to shipwrecked mariners were made by private organizations such as the Massachusetts Humane Society along Cape Cod and the federal government along the coast of New Jersey. Some, like the Massachusetts ...

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Author: Theodore J. Panayotoff and Michael R. Pittavino

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467128513

Category: Architecture

Page: 128

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The oldest freshwater port in the United States is nestled firmly into the southeastern shore of Lake Ontario at Oswego, New York. Since 1822, four lighthouses have guided the mariner's safe passage to shore, and just as those lighthouses stood watch, so did the men and women who manned them. Members of the US Life-Saving Service, Revenue Cutter Service, and Coast Guard followed and remained vigilant in the face of danger, always ready to assist those in distress on the inland sea. Lighthouses and Life Saving at Oswego allows readers to step back in time and explore the iconic landmarks and exemplary individuals that afforded Oswego its commercial prominence for nearly two centuries.

Lighthouses and Life Saving on the Oregon Coast

Robert Stockton Williamson , lighthouse engineer , designed the lighthouse with Cape Cod massing and details . The builder was Ben Simpson , a local contractor . It was constructed between May and October 1871 , and illuminated on ...

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Author: David Pinyerd

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738548871

Category: History

Page: 127

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An addition to the Images of America series commemorates the true heroes who served to warn, protect, and rescue those who went to sea off the Oregon coast, beginning with the first Oregon lighthouse built at the Umpqua River in 1857 to the establishment of the Life-Saving Service and today's Coast Guard. Original.

New Jersey Coast Guard Stations and Rumrunners

Sand Pounders : An Interpretation of the History of the U.S. Life - Saving Service , Based on its Annual Reports for the ... Lighthouses and Life Saving along the Massachusetts Coast . ... Dalton , J. W. The Life Savers of Cape Cod .

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Author: Van R. Field

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738535915

Category: History

Page: 128

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With its many inlets, points, and coves, the coast of New Jersey stood out as a haven for rumrunners brazenly thumbing their nose at the federal government during Prohibition. New Jersey was also recognized as the birthplace of the federal government's shore-based units of the United States Coast Guard, the organization charged at that time with stopping the flow of "demon run" into America. With its vivid images, New Jersey Coast Guard Stations and Rumrunners revives the days when New Jersey's "coasties" stood toe-to-toe with the rumrunners of the 1920s and 1930s.

Historic Cultural Land Use Study of Lower Cape Cod

Aids to Navigation : Lifesaving . Another activity aimed at saving lives and property was lifesaving . As with lighthouses , the Cape saw the early establishment of lifesaving institutions . Lifesaving as an institution on Cape Cod has ...

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Author: Richard D. Holmes

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D01668034K

Category: Cape Cod National Seashore (Mass.)

Page: 279

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Lighthouses and Lifesaving Stations of Virginia

Originally referred to as the Cape Charles or Charles station , the location for anchorage moved from just off Smith Island ... During the war , the ship was armed with two 20mm guns and assigned as an examination vessel off Cape Cod ...

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Author: Patrick Evans-Hylton

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738517852

Category: History

Page: 128

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Traces the grand history of lighthouses and lifesaving stations across the Atlantic coast of Virginia, from the richly historic Old Cape Henry Light and the candy-striped Assateague Light on the state's Eastern Shore to the tales of the men of the United States Life-Saving Service, the forerunner of today's Coast Guard. Original.

United States Coast Guard Annotated Bibliography

General Service Signal Code : International Morse Code for Use in the United States Life - Saving Service . ... Pages 107-12 give the history of the lighthouse and keepers on Matinicus Rock from 1826 to 1926 .

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Author: United States. Coast Guard

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112064852152

Category:

Page:

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Revised Regulations for the Government of the Life saving Service of the United States

The Secretary of the Treasury may appoint a coasts of Cape keeper for each of the ten life - saving stations on the coasts of Cape Cod , Massachusetts , and Block Island , Rhode Island , whose compensation shall be at the rate of two ...

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Author: United States. Life-Saving Service

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:095870775

Category: Lifesaving

Page: 109

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Revised Regulations for the Government of the Life saving Service of the United States and the Laws Upon which They are Based

The Secretary of the Treasury may appoint a coasts of Rhape keeper for each of the ten life - saving stations on the coasts of Cape Cod , Massachusetts , and Block Island , Rhode Island , whose compensation shall be at the rate of two ...

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Author: United States. Life-Saving Service

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105113739077

Category: Lifesaving

Page: 155

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United States Coast Pilot

Cape Cod Lighthouse , s . by E Cape Ann Lighthouses , S. & W Annisquam Lighthouse , s . by W. 3 W Ipswich Rear Lighthouse , sw . by S Newburyport ... The following list of life - saving stations has been corrected to July 1 , 1902.

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$C18478

Category: Pilot guides

Page:

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Proceedings of the Marine Safety Council

Historical accounts of the U.S. Life Saving Service , Cape Cod lightships , lighthouses and Coast Guard stations are included , along with descriptions of square riggers and schooners , the steamboat era , and the effects of the roaring ...

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015018243801

Category: Merchant marine

Page:

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United States Coast Pilot

Cape Cod Lighthouse , s . by E. Cape Ann Lighthouses , S. & W Annisquam Lighthouse , s . by W. } W Ipswich Rear Lighthouse , sw . by S Newburyport ... The following list of life - saving stations has been corrected to July 1 , 1902.

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Author: U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044089381693

Category:

Page:

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Chronicles of Historic Brooklyn

1850s, Secretary of War Jefferson Davis (yes, the same one) mandated that a lifesaving station be erected on the sandy ... In 1874, the service was placed under the Department of Treasury, with new stations added in Maine, Cape Cod, ...

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Author: John B. Manbeck

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781625840271

Category: History

Page: 208

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Diversity and distinctiveness are part of the historic fabric of Brooklyn--they are part of its people, landmarks, favorite events and more. Borough Historian John Manbeck has collected the stories that reveal the history and spirit of this ever-growing metropolis. Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden beautify the borough, which is returning to its roots with a vibrant "urban farming" movement. From stories of murderous pirates who once besieged Sheepshead Bay to tales of the still-beloved Brooklyn Dodgers who played at Ebbets Field, Manbeck traces the long and colorful history. Explore the forgotten neighborhoods, vanishing waterfront and other attractions that show how and why Brooklyn has endured.