Lighthouses And Lifesaving Stations On Cape Ann (Images Of America)
Lighthouses and Lifesaving Stations on Cape Ann (Images of America)
The maritime history of Cape Ann, on the northern coast of Massachusetts, is filled with stories of heroism, adventure, and human endeavor. The lighthouses and lifesaving stations surrounding Cape Ann since the late 18th century have served to protect and safeguard the area’s mariners and major industries. Fishing, shipbuilding, and granite quarrying businesses all flourished under their watchful eyes. They provided artists with spectacular subject matter and attracted tourists from around the world to visit them. This book highlights the heroism and dedication of the lighthouse keepers and lifesaving surfmen who served. Cape Ann is famous for being the home of America’s oldest seaport in Gloucester and America’s most painted building, Motif No. 1, in Rockport.
About the Author
Paul St. Germain, president of the Thacher Island Association, has been a Rockport resident for 18 years and has a view of both Thacher and Straitsmouth Islands from his home. With assistance from the Cape Ann Museum, the Sandy Bay Historical Society archives, US Coast Guard historian, and other private collections, he has put together a most revealing record and a fascinating history through vintage photographs of the...