Author: Wayne Kirklin
Lightships - Floating Lighthouses of the Mid-Atlantic
128 pages, with over 30 images.
Published by The History Press, Charleston, South Carolina
"Moored near shifting shoals and treacherous reefs, lightships remained on station during all weather conditions and played a vital role in keeping America's waterways safe for navigation. From 1820 to 1985, light vessels warned of treacherous seas and pointed the way to safe harbors. In Lightships, author Wayne Kirklin chronicles the eighty-five ships that protected the mid-Atlantic coast. From New York Harbor to the southern most edge of North Carolina's notorious Cape Fear, Kirklin details the unsung role this fleet played in keeping America's merchant marines safe. Read Lightships to discover an almost forgotten but vital element of American maritime
Wayne Kirklin, the author, member of the Overfalls Foundation and one of the ship tour guides, generously donates book sale profits to the Overfalls Foundation. To order a signed copy, please send a check for $23.00 (which includes shipping and handling) made out to the Overfalls Foundation to:
11 Autumnwood way,
Lewes, DE 19958.
Please note on your check that it is for the Lightships book. Unsigned copies of the book are available at the Overfalls Ship's Store, during the tour season.