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Lighthouses of the Pacific Coast: Your Guide to the Lighthouses of California, Oregon, and Washington (A Pictorial Discovery Guide) Paperback – January 31, 2010


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Product Details

  • Series: A Pictorial Discovery Guide
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press; First edition (January 31, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0760336504
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760336502
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 8.3 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,157,047 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Randy Leffingwell wrote his first book, American Muscle, in 1989 while still on staff at the Los Angeles Times. Since then, he has authored another 47 titles for Motorbooks and its sister publisher Voyageur Press, including his most recent Complete Book of Porsche 911 and Corvette 60 Years. He has just finished Porsche 911: Fifty Years, a reexamination of the 911 story based on nearly two dozen new interviews. He lives in southern California, about 100 miles north of Los Angeles.


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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By S. Barton on March 7, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This book written by Leffingwell and Welty is visually appealing and sets down historical facts in an engaging style. The beautiful photographs taken by Leffingwell are augmented by stories of the politics and history behind the lighthouses and their keepers. They include information about women lighthouse keepers, how the lighthouses were constructed, which have been de-activated, and most important - how to get to the various lighthouses for a visit in person.
The most interesting story was that of a construction crew and Coast Guard team working nearly around the clock for five days to restore the Cape Flattery lighthouse near Neah Bay in Tatoosh, Washington. Also worth noting were the descriptions of life as a lighthouse keeper, the artisanship of making the Fresnel lights, and the automation that replaced the need for human presence in these remote outposts.
As the Oregon Contributing editor at Suite101.com, I am always on the lookout for books my visitors will enjoy and will help them plan their next trip to Oregon. This one is a winner!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Willey on September 5, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I was a little disappointed with the pictures. I was hoping for close up pictures. The photographer seemed to take distant photos. only one or 2 were a frontal view and up close, most were from odd angles.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on January 4, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This pictorial coffee table guide highlights lighthouse history and lighthouses of the Pacific Coast, revealing the development of lighthouses in three states. From the technological evolution of the lighthouse to how they were maintained and are today restored and preserved, Lighthouses of the Pacific Coast provides very beautiful photos spiced with descriptions and information accessible to both destination-bound and at-home enthusiasts.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C Hudspa on March 18, 2013
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Very informative and helpful before our trip to Oregon. I recommend this book if you love lighthouses! This book not only gives informative information but it lets you know how to get there and where the light houses are located. I recommend this book.
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By Robert Jennings on January 14, 2014
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Shipped in time for Christmas and is just what i had expected. This item has sparked my wife's interest to visiting the west coast.
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I was hoping it gave the background on each one instead it gave a history of lighthouses in general and the life people had on them. It has a lot of information so if this is what you are looking for then this book is for you.
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Colorful and informative, this is a fun book and a must for West Coast travelers who enjoy the ocean, lighthouses and history.
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