Two Lighthouse Tourism Books!

Lighthouses and Coastal Attractions in
Southern and Northern New England

I've had the opportunity to photograph all of the 168 lighthouses, and nearby attractions in New England, and spent years researching and writing about each lighthouse for each of these 300-page books. 

You can order these books through any pages on this website or below (see Add to Cart), and I'll be happy to personally sign them and ship them to you anywhere inside the United States. You can also order from the publisher, Schiffer Books, who can ship anywhere globally, and you'll find them in many fine bookstores. Enjoy your passion!

book Lighthouse and Coastal Attractions of Southern New England

This book, Lighthouses and Coastal Attractions of Southern New England: Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts, provides special human interest stories from each of the 92 lighthouses, along with plenty of indoor and outdoor coastal attractions and tours nearby, info on lighthouses you can stay overnight, haunted lighthouse stories, windjammer and whale watching cruises, and lighthouse tours, with contact info to plan your trip.

Price is $24.95, enjoy!


book about lighthouses, boat tours, and nearby attractions in northern New England

This book, Lighthouses and Coastal Attractions of Northern New England: New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont, provides human interest stories from each of the 76 lighthouses, along with nearby coastal attractions and tours near each beacon, and contact info to plan your special vacation. There's plenty of additional information on lighthouses you can stay overnight, haunted lighthouse stories, windjammer, sailing, and whale watching cruises, and special lighthouse tours.

Price is $24.95, enjoy!


Video About Book on Southern Lighthouses:
Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts


Video About Book on Northern lighthouses:
New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont


  • Each of these new lighthouse tourism books contain more than 360 of my color photos and maps, along with some vintage images provided courtesy of the Coast Guard, with over 300 pages.
  • For tourists, historians, and lighthouse enthusiasts, you'll find driving and hiking directions, and historical human interest stories of special events and rescues around each lighthouse.
  • Lighthouses are set up in regions for weekend or weekly vacationers and travelers.
  • You'll also find infomation on various lighthouse and boat tours, whale watching, windjamming, and sailing tours, along with plenty of descriptions of attractions and other sites of interest, including some attractions off the beaten path, within the coastal communities these beacons have long protected.
  • There is also information on lighthouse history, stories of haunted lighthouses, information regarding lighthouses you can stay overnight, and organizations involved in lighthouse preservation, along with contact info to these businesses, parks, and organizations.


    Coming Summer 2023!

    Rise and Demise of the Largest Coal Schooners:

    The Giant Six and Seven-Masted Sailing Ships of the Early 1900s

    As America’s appetite for using coal for energy increased dramatically at the start of the twentieth century, so did the need to make larger ships to carry more cargo. In fact, the largest sailing ships ever made at the time included ten six-masted sailing coal schooners and one seven-masted schooner (the Thomas W. Lawson) all built in New England, and most over the length of a football field.

    six-masted schooner George W. Wells
    First Six-Masted Schooner
    George W. Wells

    This book provides chronological human interest stories of each of these 11 massive vessels during their service in an era of social and economic changes of the early 1900s.

    Stories include issues of strikes and the impact of unionization, race relations, the Great War, and coodination of rescue services into our current Coast Guard. Events also include the many challenges in manuvering these giants, especially in stormy weather, and how they met their demise. This book also provides helpful visual images, including black and white and color images, and colorful map illustrations of major events. Stay tuned...

    New England Lighthouses:
    Famous Shipwrecks, Rescues and Other Tales

    This book was developed to provide the reader a series of stories that encompass the brave men and women of New England who risked their lives at or near New England’s lighthouses. These individuals were not only part of the lighthouse, lifesaving, and revenue cutter government services of the 19th and early 20th centuries, but also encompass a town’s own citizens, local mariners, or a ship’s captain and crew, who would also risk their lives alongside their government counterparts in helping those in distress.

    New England Lighthouses: Shipwrecks, Rescues, and Other Tales

    Price is lower at $24.95 if purchased through this website. Enjoy!


    Table of Contents

    This book contains not only stories about lighthouse keepers and their rescues, but also selected rescue stories by their wives and even their dogs. This book not only includes my photos, but also paintings by six famous artists for the Coast Guard, and vintage images from the Coast Guard, museums, special collectors, and historical societies who all wanted to contribute to this book.

    There are also heroic stories of crews of “surfmen” from lifesaving rescue stations that were established between lighthouses, including a famous rescue by the Wampanoag Tribe of Native Americans in Massachusetts. There is a remembrance of one of the most dangerous of all marine professions, that of being a crewmember aboard a lightship. There are also stories involving coordinated efforts between those employed within the three branches of rescue service, along with local fishermen, lobstermen, or captains of steamships that would risk their lives to help those in peril. It is also important to learn about some of New England’s worst coastal disasters, many near our lighthouses, that pioneered travel safety and techniques used today.

    There were also accounts that were documented up to, and sometimes including paranormal sightings. The lighthouse hauntings section, though it may be entertaining, still involves a journalistic approach to the events leading up to some of these paranormal activities, through research into the folklore of the story. Many of these sightings described were by respected townsfolk, mariners, or lighthouse keepers themselves.

    You can order this book through this site using PayPal and I'll be happy to personally ship it to you, and sign it. You can purchase it from the publisher; Schiffer Publishing, or you may find it at your local bookstore, or Barnes and Noble, or online.



    The Graphic Designer’s Digital Toolkit:
    A Project-Based Introduction to Adobe Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, and InDesign CC

    As a college digital media educator for many years I wrote seven editions of my digital media/graphic design textbook used globally for colleges and some high schools. This comprehensive text is a project-oriented, real-world approach to learning the three graphics applications used in the industry today, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. There are 12 chapters with "Advanced" and "Extra" sections afterwards totaling nearly 50 project tutorials in all. Files can be downloaded from the publisher to complete all exercises.

    my digital media and graphic design textbook

    Specifically, this book focuses on projects using Adobe Photoshop for digital image editing, Adobe Illustrator for digital illustration, and Adobe InDesign for digital desktop publishing as the standards in their respective fields. Each chapter not only provides techniques and technical applications used for each Adobe program, but also insight on the design fundamentals and associated terminology used.

    You'll find this book through Chegg that handles college textbooks in paperback or electronic formats. You can also order it through the publisher Cengage Learning, part of MacMillan Publishing, and many other online retailers. First two chapters involve design fundamentals and working with Windows and Mac computers. Photoshop starts on Chapter 3. Note: This was published in 2015 and some current menus may have more functions, but concepts and techniques for each project work with any version of the software. Projects are still current today.