Lighthouses of the Mid-Atlantic Coast

Your Guide to the Lighthouses of New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia
Voyageur Press
A Pictorial Discovery Guide

For more than 200 years, lighthouses in the mid-Atlantic region have been guiding mariners around the shoals, reefs, and islands of Chesapeake Bay, Long Island Sound, the Hudson River, and the Intracoastal Waterway--not to mention the overshadowing Atlantic.

Today, lighthouses fascinate us as a source of national and maritime history and nostalgia. Both an exciting history and a tour guide, Lighthouses of the Mid-Atlantic Coast pays tribute to the 100-plus lighthouses that still operate in the states of New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia.

With informative text and exceptional four-color photographs, author Elinor DeWire and photographer Paul Eric Johnson take you on a journey through the history of lighthouses in this region. Lighthouses of the Mid-Atlantic Coast is a captivating look at not only the lighthouses themselves--structure, interiors, and lenses--but also provides compelling information about the construction of lighthouses, the history of the lighthouse service, stories of keepers and great rescues and wrecks, current preservation efforts, and much more.

About the Author and Photographer:

Elinor DeWire has been researching and photographing lighthouses for more than 25 years. She has written six books and more than 50 articles on the topic. Her travels to more than 400 lighthouses worldwide are the focus of her lectures and articles. She writes columns for The Beachcomber and Lighthouse Digest, serves in a variety of capacities for several non-profit lighthouse preservation groups, and chairs the youth initiative for the American Lighthouse Foundation. Paul Eric Johnson is the Director of Photography for the Wohlfarth Galleries in Washington D.C. and Provincetown, Cape Cod. His recent work includes "Re-imagine New England," a portfolio of laser exposed fine photographic prints. He teaches at the Cape Cod Photo Workshops, and is the resident photographer for, a cyber-cafe in Weld, Maine. His photography is published throughout the world in books, magazines, calendars, and advertising.

Explore These Historic Lighthouses!

Interest in the history and preservation of lighthouses has never been stronger. Lighthouses of the Mid-Atlantic Coast details the history of lighthouses and much more, and shows why these structures continue to fascinate us.

Discover what life for lighthouse keepers was really like. Learn about the history of U.S. colonial lighthouses and the role lighthouses have played in several wars. Meet the brave, nefarious, and colorful characters who served as lighthouse keepers and government overseers. Learn about lighthouse technology and architecture and find out how these treasures are being preserved.