Lighthouses of the Florida Keys
Size: 6 x 9
304 Pages 83 b&w photos
12 page color insert
Also in Paperback
Welcome to the lighthouses of the Florida Keys—captivating, picturesque, beautiful, and vital to the mariners who depend on them. In this historical account, you'll visit the lights throughout the Florida Keys—ones that once existed and the ones still standing today—and meet the many keepers who tended them.
You'll also learn the history of the individual lights, including construction, repairs needed due to storms—and the politics which have always swirled around them as surely as the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Florida Straits.
"The extensive coral reef just offshore from the Keys and the strong current from the Gulf of Mexico make the Florida Straits among the most dangerous in the world to navigate. Dean tells the history of lighthouses built along this treacherous passage to guide ships through bad weather and the dark of night. Diagrams from the 1800s, combined with modern-day color photographs, add to this fascinating account."—Diane Egner, The Tampa Tribune
In the 1970's, Love Dean embraced a life on the water, living on and operating sail- and powerboats. She qualified for a U.S. Coast Guard license and captained her own boat, specializing in environmental and birding tours throughout the Florida Keys. Her book "Reef Lights" was published in 1982. Dean moved to Hawaii in the late 1980s, and in 1991 she wrote "The Lighthouses of Hawaii," published by the University of Hawaii Press. Dean now lives in the Florida Keys with her husband, Philip Winslow, M.D., and their English setter, Cappy.
Hardback $24.95 ISBN: 1-56164-160-X Size: 6 x 9 304 Pages 83 b&w photos 12 page color insert