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Lore of the Reef Lights: Life in the Florida Keys

Thomas W. Taylor (Author)

ISBN: 0-7414-3471-7 ©2006
Price: $12.95
Book Size: 8.5" x 11" , 115 pages
Category/Subject: HISTORY / General

Recorded for posterity is the lore of the little-remembered lightships, the lighthouses, and especially, the keepers stationed on the offshore chain of lights, keeping mariners at the Florida Keys safe.

The little-known lightships, the lighthouses, and the lives of their keepers are the subjects of Tom Taylor’s book. For some thirteen decades beginning in the 1820s and ending with automation there were keepers out there on the isolated vessels and ocean-surrounded structures, facing Indian attack, hurricanes, and even living with a ghost, dutifully tending lights to keep others from danger. Tom Taylor lived on the Keys, frequently boating out to the lighthouses. He met keepers’ descendants and even one of the last keepers, collecting for posterity the lore of the reef lights.

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Customer Reviews

  Best of the Reef Lighthouse Books , 02/27/2008
Reviewer: Eric S. Martin
This is the best of the Florida Reef Lighthouse books in my opinion. Tom's books are enjoyable to read. This book includes material never published before.

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