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by James W. Claflin
Publisher: Kenrick A. Claflin & Son; First Printing edition (2004)
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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. Books related to Lighthouses and Life Saving Along Cape Cod. Skip this list.
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Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. But Cape Cod has always been plagued with a shifting coastline that consistently defies mariners’ efforts to pass through Massachusetts waters. Cruising by the lighthouse on Race Point or those at Wood End and Long Point, it is easy to feel a sense of what life was like a century ago. Through the years, little has changed-seafaring still comes down to one’s own ability pitted against the elements.
Author James Claflin combines a thoroughly descriptive text with this diverse collection of. .James Claflin is a collector and dealer in fine nautical antiques.
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. 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.
Author James Claflin clearly knows the subject matter very well and covers all aspects of life saving on Cape Cod . I heartily recommend this book to anyone interested in the history of Cape Cod, to all who love lighthouses, and to Coast Guard enthusiasts everywhere.
Author James Claflin clearly knows the subject matter very well and covers all aspects of life saving on Cape Cod, including the early years of the Massachusetts Humane Society; the . Life-Saving Service and its numerous life-saving stations that once dotted the eastern shores of the Cape; lightships; and of course, the Cape's lighthouses. Over time all of these functions were incorporated into the US Coast Guard, and so Mr. Claflin includes a chapter on the Coast Guard as well.
Lighthouse; US Coast Guard private properly, but plaques to read to learn about the Lighthouse, the current rescue boats to assist when needed, as well as an older-rescue boat that saved many lives in past years. Race Point Lighthouse Provincetown. of 17 Sights & Landmarks in Provincetown.
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 . Lighthouse Establishment and the .