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Lighthouses, lightships, and the Gulf of Mexico

by David L. Cipra

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Published by Cypress Communications in Alexandria, Va .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Gulf Coast (U.S)
    • Subjects:
    • Lighthouses -- Gulf Coast (U.S),
    • Lightships -- Gulf Coast (U.S)

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-254) and index.

      StatementDavid L. Cipra.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsVK1024.G85 C56 1997
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi, 266 p. :
      Number of Pages266
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1017900M
      ISBN 100963641212
      LC Control Number96072414
      OCLC/WorldCa36852441

      Lighthouses & lightships of the northern Gulf of Mexico / ([Washington]: Dept. of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard, []), by David L. Cipra and United States Coast Guard (page images at HathiTrust) The modern light-house service. This is a list of lighthouses in the United United States has had approximately a thousand lights as well as light towers, range lights, and pier head lights. Michigan has the most lights of any state with over past and present lights. Lighthouses that are in former U.S. territories are not listed here. Most of the lights in the United States have been built and maintained by.

      Annual Report of the Lighthouse Board, various years. Lighthouses, Lightships, and the Gulf of Mexico, Cipra, Fort Morgan Self-Guided Tour, pamphlet. “Alabama Historical Commission’s Double Standard for Lighthouse Preservation,” Timothy Harrison, Lighthouse Digest, June, From the East Coast to the West Coast, the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico and Hawaiian Islands, this handsome book helps explain the lure of lighthouses in the United States. Among the most recognized structures of the maritime world, these lonely sentinels by the sea have long been the subject of paintings and photographs/5(3).

      Adapted from Lighthouses, Lightships, and the Gulf of Mexico by David L. Cipra. Adapted from Lighthouses, Lightships, and the Gulf of Mexico by David L. Cipra The first New Canal Lighthouse was built in when the U.S. Congress appropriated money for a lighthouse at the entrance of the New Basin Canal at Lake Pontchartrain. Annual Report of the Lighthouse Board, various years. Lighthouses, Lightships, and the Gulf of Mexico, David Cipra, Round Island Lighthouse Preservation Society “Next step made in moving lighthouse,” Karen Nelson, Sun Herald, November 5,


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Lighthouses, lightships, and the Gulf of Mexico by David L. Cipra Download PDF EPUB FB2

Soon after the Louisiana Purchase, lighthouses were planned and their construction begun along the Gulf Coast to support a burgeoning seaborne commerce. Shifting bars and bayous, soft and muddy bottoms, coral reefs, and periodic hurricanes 5/5(3).

This book is a history of all the US lighthouses and lightships on the Gulf of Mexico - from Brownsville, TX to the Dry Tortugas, FL of which there were approximately It even includes information on some light stations that were proposed or attempted, but never completed and covers the station regardless of whether it has survived to present day.3/5.

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Cipra presents the history of 80 light stations and 10 lightships along the Gulf coasts of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. This booklet (62 pages) was published by the 8th District Coast Guard in and written by a Coast Guardsman.

It doesn't have a lot of detail on each lighthouse but it is a valuable resource for anyone interested in lighthouses in the northern Gulf of Mexico.5/5(1). Lighthouses, Lightships, and the Gulf of Mexico by David G. Cipra (, Paperback). The Gulf Coast of the United States before the Civil War --The Civil War and beyond --Florida's West Coast: Dry Tortugas to Cedar Keys --West Florida --Mobile Bay (Alabama) --Mississippi Sound (Mississippi) --Louisiana's Lake Country --America's Marine Highway: Delta to Natchez (Louisiana) --Bayou Country (Louisiana and Texas) --Galveston Bay.

Based on extensive research in primary sources, author David L. Cipra presents the history of 80 light stations and 10 lightships along the Gulf coasts of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas.

Today, 48 lighthouses are believed to survive along the Gulf. Lighthouses, Lightships, and the Gulf of Mexico. Table of Contents for Lighthouses, Lightships, and the Gulf of Mexico; Maine Lighthouses: Documentation of Their Past.

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Foreword Preface Lighthouse Location Maps Chapter 1: The Gulf Coast of the United States before the Civil War The colonial era The new republic of the United States Administering the lights Technology and cotton Chapter 2: The Civil War and beyond Lighthouses under the sovereign states The Confederate States Light House Bureau Activities of the.

Lighthouses, Lightships and the Gulf of Mexico Within a decade after the Louisiana Purchase, aids to navigation were planned and their construction begun on the Gulf Coast to support a rapidly growing seaborne commerce. The first steamboat on the Mississippi () opened the heartland of America to the Gulf and to the world.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Cipra, David L. Lighthouses & lightships of the northern Gulf of Mexico. [Washington]: Dept. of Transportation, Coast Guard, [?]. - Maine Lighthouses. Lighthouses & Lightships of the Gulf of Mexico – David Cipra Well researched and the only work on the region.

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Hurricanes and tropical storms play a fascinating role in their history and destruction although several outlasted the strongest storms and record, and let to the survival of dozens of lives. For those interested in the Gulf shore, lighthouses, or Gulf storms, this book deserves a place in your bookcase.5/5.

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Ordering Information. Autographed copies available by. Lighthouses have been in use for thousands of years. The first known lighthouse dates back to ancient Egypt. In the United States, lighthouses continue to shine their beacons out over the Atlantic and Pacific oceans as well as the Great Lakes, the Hudson River, the Chesapeake Bay, the Gulf of Mexico, and many other bodies of water.

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The work is as rich in historical information as it is in rarely seen photographs, and fourteen maps guide readers to the exact locations of the lighthouses.

Lighthouses and Lightships. A Descriptive and Historical Account of Their Mode of Construction and Organization Author erosion, and earthquakes have reduced some to rubble, but more than traditional stone lighthouses still stand in Greece today—old sentries keeping watch over every vessel, large or small, from freighters and tankers Missing: Gulf of Mexico.

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Lindsay Baker, © United States Lighthouse Society / non-profit c3. Handcrafted by Illusio o Design.This is a list of lighthouses in are located along the Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean coastlines of the country.

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