From the back cover: “For centuries the lighthouses of North America’s West Coast have played a key role in the maritime history and lore of the nation. From iconic beacons, such as California’s Pigeon Point Light, to unusual treasures like Hawaii’s Aloha Tower, West Coast beacons have guided ships safely for countless years and endeared themselves to lighthouse fans everywhere. The Lighthouse Handbook: West Coast is a treasure trove of facts, figures, history, and folklore surrounding every lighthouse on the West Coast of North America. Each light is described in detail, including: years of construction and operation; tower height, lens type, and building materials; stories of colorful keepers; true tales of daring rescues; efforts undertaken for preservation. In addition, there is loads of information on how to get to each light for visiting or viewing, contact information for scenic lighthouse boat and air tours, and numerous side trips to museums and sites of interest to maritime buffs of all types. This is your one-stop travel guide and reference source for touring and learning about the dozens of fascinating lighthouses of the West Coast.” Written by Jeremy D’Entremont, 416 pages. Listed price includes the cost of shipping, and all purchases help support Newport’s historic lighthouses. Thank you!