Wow. This is one of the best and most comprehensive books about lighthouses I have ever come across (and I own more than a few).
There was a time when my wife and I – before we had children – often selected our vacation visits to places with lighthouses. I sure wish we’d had a guide such as this back then!
Author Allan Wood has clearly done a remarkable amount of research in compiling this book. Each lighthouse in the Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts coastline is well documented and there is often a story about one of the previous lighthouse keepers for each lighthouse mentioned.
But if lighthouse visiting isn’t enough for some of you, Wood also lists other attractions in the areas where the lighthouses are. Families looking for multiple ‘to-do’ opportunities will find this additional resource extremely valuable!
The book is packed with beautiful photos – there is no guessing what each lighthouse will look like as you plan your visit – and simple, basic maps giving the reader a general idea where the attractions can be found.
This is a really wonderful book.
Looking for a good book? As a vacation guide; as a local history book; as a coffee-table photo book – Lighthouses and Coastal Attractions of Southern New England, by Allan Wood, works on many different levels.
I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher, through Edelweiss, in exchange for an honest review.
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Lighthouses and Coastal Attractions of Southern New England: Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts
author: Allan Wood
publisher: Schiffer Publishing
paperback, 336 pages