RECOMMENDED BIBLIOGRAPHY AND SOURCES
National Park Service Publications
List of National Register Bulletins
Maritime Heritage Program
National Maritime Initiative Inventory of Historic Aids to Navigation,
a photocopied publication, is available at no charge by writing the
Maritime Preservation Program, National Park Service (418), P.O. Box
37127, Washington, D.C. 20013-7127.
National Historic Landmark
Further information concerning the National Historic Landmark Program
may be obtained by writing the National Historic Landmark Program,
National Park Service (418), P.O. Box 37127, Washington, D.C. 20013-7127.
These are provided as an indication of the variety of
source materials available as well as certain highly recommended works
which will aid researchers. This listing is not intended to be a comprehensive
Adamson, H.C. Keepers of the Lights. New York:
Albion, Robert Greenhalgh. Naval and Maritime History:
An Annotated Bibliography. Mystic, Connecticut: The Marine Historical
Association, Inc., 1972.
Blunt, Edmund and George. Blunt's Coast Pilot.
New York, New York: E.& G. Blunt, various editions to 1856.
Brewington, Marion V. Chesapeake Bay: A Pictorial
Maritime History. Cambridge, Maryland: Cornell Maritime Press, 1953.
Campbell, John F. History and Bibliography of the
New American Practical Navigator and the American Coast Pilot. Salem,
Massachusetts: The Peabody Museum, 1964.
Capron, Walter C. The U.S. Coast Guard. New York:
Franklin Watts, Inc., 1965.
Conklin, Irving. Guideposts of the Sea. New York:
MacMillan and Co., 1939.
Gibbs, James A. Sentinels of the North Pacific.
Portland, Oregon: Binfords and Mort, 1955.
Heap, D.P. Ancient and Modern Lighthouses. Boston,
Holland, Francis Ross, Jr. America's Lighthouses:
An Illustrated History. Brattleboro, Vermont: Stephen Greene Press,
1972, 1981, reprint ed. 1988, Dover Publications, Inc., New York.
Hussey, John A., ed. Early West Coast Lighthouses.
San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1964.
Johnson, Arnold B. The Modern Lighthouse Service.
Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1890.
Johnson, Robert Erwin. Guardians of the Sea: History
of the United States Coast Guard, 1915 to the Present. Annapolis,
Maryland: United States Naval Institute, 1987.
Kerchove, Rene de. International Maritime Dictionary:
An Encyclopedic Dictionary of Useful Terms and Phrases, Together With
Equivalents in French and German. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold
Kobbe, G. "Life in a Lighthouse," The Century Magazine,
XL, January 1894.
Macy, Robert H. "Consolidation of the Lighthouse Service
with the Coast Guard," United States Naval Institute Proceedings
LXVI (1), January 1940.
Manning, Gordon P. Life in the Colchester Reef Lighthouse.
Shelbourne, Vermont: The Shelbourne Museum, 1958.
Mills, Robert. The American Pharos, or Lighthouse
Guide. Washington, D.C.: Thompson and Homans, 1832.
Nordhoff, Charles. "The Lighthouses of the United States,"
Harpers Magazine, XXXVIII, March 1874.
Martone, Camille, et al. Preserving Historic Lighthouses:
An Annotated Bibliography. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing
O'Brien, T. Michael. Guardians of the Eighth Sea:
A History of the U.S. Coast Guard on the Great Lakes. Washington,
D.C.: U.S. Coast Guard, 1976.
Putnam, George R. "Beacons of the Sea," National Geographic
Magazine, XXIV, January 1913.
-------. Lighthouses and Lightships of the United
States. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1917 and 1933.. Sentinel
of the Coasts: The Log of a Lighthouse Engineer. New York: W.W. Norton,
Scott, Kenneth. "The Sandy Hook Lighthouse," The American
Neptune XXV (2), April 1965.
Shanks, Ralph and Janetta Thompson Shanks. Lighthouses
of San Francisco Bay. San Anselmo, California: Costano Books, 1976.
-------. Lighthouses and Lifeboats of the Redwood
Coast. San Anselmo, California: Costano Books, 1977.
Stevenson, Alan D. The World's Lighthouses Before
1820. London: Oxford University Press, 1959.
Stick, David. North Carolina Lighthouses. Raleigh,
North Carolina: North Carolina of Archives and History, 1982.
Strobridge, Truman R. Chronology of Aids to Navigation
and the Old Lighthouse Service, 1716-1939. Washington, D.C.: Government
Printing Office, 1974.
U.S. Coast Survey. Pacific Coast Pilot. Washington,
D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1854,1858,1889 and subsequent editions.
See also other Pilots for information on selected lights.
Updike, Richard W. "Augustin Fresnel and His Lighthouse
Lenses," The Log of Mystic Seaport, XIX (2) 1967.
-------. "Winslow Lewis and the Lighthouses," The
American Neptune, XXVIII (1), January 1968.
U.S. Bureau of Lighthouses. Lighthouse Service Bulletin.
U.S. Coast Guard. Historically Famous Lighthouses.
Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1957.
-------. United States Coast Guard Annotated Bibliography.
Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1982.
-------. The Light List. 7 vols., Washington,
D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1987.
U.S. Lighthouse Board. Annual Report of the U.S. Lighthouse
Board. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1852-1939.
-------. Documents Relating to Lighthouses, 1789-1871.
Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1871.
-------. Instructions to Light-Keepers, July 1881.
Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1881.
-------. Organization and Duties of the Lighthouse
Board; and Rules, Regulations, and Instructions of the Lighthouse Establishment
of the United States with the Laws and Circulars Relating Thereto.
Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1869.
Weiss, George. The Lighthouse Service: Its History,
Activities and Organization. Service Monographs of the United States
Government No. 40, Baltimore, Maryland: The Johns Hopkins University
Wroth, Lawrence C. Some American Contributions to
the Art of Navigation, 1519-1802. Providence, Rhode Island: 1947.
The American Neptune: A Quarterly Journal of Maritime
History. American Neptune Inc. Quarterly, 1941- . Peabody Museum,
Inland Seas. Great Lakes Historical Society. Quarterly,
1945- . 480 Main Street, Vermillion, Ohio.
United States Lighthouse Society Keeper's Log.
244 Kearny Street, San Francisco, California 94108.
The Log of Mystic Seaport. Quarterly, 1948- .
Mystic Seaport Museum, 50 Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic, Connecticut
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings. 2062 Generals
Highway, Annapolis, Maryland 21401.
Sea History. National Maritime Historical Society,
132 Maple Street, Croton-on-Hudson, New York 10520.
Waterways Journal. Weekly. 319 N. Fourth Street,
St. Louis, Missouri 63102.