North Carolina Lighthouses: Stories of History and Hope
by Bruce Roberts and Cheryl Shelton-Roberts
“The tall sentinels from Bald Head to Currituck are lonely no more. By clothing each in lore revealing a distinctive history and personality, North Carolina Lighthouses breathes life into all of them … Gracefully written and artfully illustrated, this tribute is more than handsome picture book; it records the gripping history of a vanishing humanitarian mission conducted by courageous North Carolinians who risked their own lives for the sake of others. ”
–H.G. Jones, The North Carolina Society, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“For more than a decade, Bruce and Cheryl Shelton-Roberts have been immersed in the search for North Carolina lighthouse history and lore. As a result, they have become, without question, the leading authorities on the subject. In this splendid volume, through Bruce’s photography and Cheryl’s prose, they present the reader with a comprehensive look at North Carolina lighthouses.”
–David Stick, Outer Banks author and historian
From the Back Cover
From Cape Hatteras to Bodie Island, North Carolina is home to some of the most famous lighthouses in the world, and with this book, beautiful photography and engaging text come together to bring alive the lore and history of North Carolina’s seafaring past.
Not just a tribute to the sentinels that dot the North Carolina shoreline today, North Carolina Lighthouses also offers a glimpse into the golden era of lighthouse construction and makes a compelling case for preserving these buildings and their stories for posterity.
Paperback: 151 pages
Publisher: Globe Pequot; First edition (September 1, 2011)
Series: Lighthouse Series