Books to Explore

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 lighthouse stations, 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, and I'll be happy to personally sign them and ship them to you anywhere inside the United States. 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.


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.


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.
  • Lighthouses are set up in regions for weekend or weekly vacationers and travelers.
    book of the rise and demise of the largest sailing ships

    Available from bookstores in paperback, hardcover, and as an eBook for all devices.

    my ebook on apple books

    The Rise and Demise of the Largest Sailing Ships: Stories of the Six and Seven-Masted Coal Schooners of New England

    In the early 1900s, New England shipbuilders constructed the world’s largest sailing ships amid social and political reforms. These giants of sail were the ten original six-masted coal schooners and one colossal seven-masted vessel, built to carry massive quantities of coal and building supplies, and measured longer than a football field!

    This book, balanced with plenty of color and vintage images, showcases the historical accounts that followed these mighty ships. These true stories include competitions, battling destructive storms, acts of heroism, and their final voyages.




    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.

    You'll find this book and others I've written from the publisher Schiffer Books, or in many fine bookstores like Barnes and Noble. Enjoy!

    New England Lighthouses: Shipwrecks, Rescues, and Other Tales

    Main Stories in the Book

    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 includes my photos, and also paintings by six famous artists for the Coast Guard. You'll also find plenty of vintage images from the Coast Guard, museums, special collectors, and historical societies who all wanted to contribute to this book.