Travel Guides

The Fyddeye Guide to America’s Lighthouses

Lighthouse Guide cover imageThe Fyddeye Guide to America’s Lighthouses makes your travel planning easier by showing you hundreds of fascinating lighthouses you can visit today on the east coast, Great Lakes, Gulf Coast, and the west coast, including Alaska and Hawaii. From remote islands in Maine to the metropolises of southern California, you’ll discover the towering historic structures that have inspired travelers for millennia. Buy now buttonYou can get close to virtually all America’s lighthouses, and many allow you to climb to the top and stay as long as a month in historic buildings.

Just $17.95 for traditional print, or $2.99 for the ebook.

  • More than 750 lighthouses, conveniently organized by coastal region and state
  • Brief histories and complete contact information, including website, email address, and phone
  • Three maps with suggested itineraries for discovering lighthouses in New England, Michigan, and California
  • Notes on whether you can stay overnight on the lighthouse grounds, possibly in the keepers’ historic quarters
  • Chapters on lightships and historic life-saving stations, including availability of overnight accommodations
  • More than 40 images of lighthouses from coast to coast

With a foreword by leading New England lighthouse photographer Jeremy D’Entremont.

Museums, gift shops, and historical societies: Buy directly from the author! Send email to Joe Follansbee today and get all the details!

  • ISBN/EAN13: 0984905405 / 9780984905409
  • LCCN: 2011944952
  • Page Count: 242
  • Binding Type: US Trade Paper
  • Trim Size: 6″ x 9″
  • Language: English
  • Color: Black and White with Bleed
  • Related Categories: Travel / Special Interest / General

The Fyddeye Guide to America’s Maritime History

Maritime History Guide coverThe Fyddeye Guide to America’s Maritime History, one of the Fyddeye Guide series of travel books, makes your summer travel planning easier with an easy-to-use, well-organized directory of tall ships, lighthouses, historic warships, maritime museums, and other attractions you can visit today. Buy now buttonUse the Guide to outline a family trip, map out a heritage travel experience, research your local history, or find a heritage organization to help you discover the sea captain in your family tree. The Guide covers maritime history attractions in the lower 48 states, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

Just $24.95 for traditional print, or $6.99 for the ebook.

  • More than 200 authentic tall ships, many offering family and couple excursions.
  • More than 300 ferries, tugs, steamboats, submarines, battleships, aircraft carriers, destroyers, and small craft covering two centuries of history.
  • More than 750 photogenic lighthouses and lightships.
  • More than 260 family-friendly maritime museums.

View Amazon’s “Click to Look Inside” or download a free calendar of maritime heritage festivals. Newly updated! (PDF)

Notable reviews of The Fyddeye Guide to America’s Maritime History

Julian Stockwin, author of Stockwin’s Maritime Miscellany and the Thomas Kidd novel series. Any serious student of the maritime heritage of America will find this an invaluable addition to their library — and the more general reader will find it becomes well-thumbed as a comprehensive guide.

Rick Spilman, The Old Salt Blog In general, I am very impressed by the scope, organization and level of detail. Highly recommended.

Candace Brown, Good Life Northwest Between its glossy covers, this impressive work contains everything a person could want in the way of information about our country’s historic maritime treasures, as well as some interesting articles. Whether you are doing research of a scholarly nature, or simply planning a vacation, the well-organized format (indexed by city) makes it easy to find not only heritage vessels and sites, but also organizations, educational resources, and more.

Hal Barstow, Los Angeles Maritime Institute Anyone with an interest in tall ships, lighthouses, historic ships, maritime museums, or any of a number of other maritime topics/locations/organizations will find Joe Follansbee’s “The Fyddeye Guide to America’s Maritime History” a much needed and valuable reference. (via Amazon.com)

Barbara McMichael, Tacoma News Tribune You’ll get good value out of this well-researched guide.

Cindy Vallar, Pirates and Privateers The Fyddeye Guide is a great reference for when you’re planning a vacation or you find yourself in a city and want to know what maritime attractions are located in the area.

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