Standing as a beacon of hope to mariners approaching safe harbor or confronting the awesome challenge of the storm-tossed ocean, the lighthouse is not just a functional aid to navigation but an inspiring symbol. Little wonder that lighthouse-spotting is an activity that has caught the imagination of so many of us today. This comprehensive volume will help lighthouse buffs identify and appreciate these monuments to our maritime heritage. This region-by-region guide includes every standing lighthouse in North America, with 400 photos, maps & diagrams and an llustrated glossary. The foreword is written by Tim Harrison of the American Lighthouse Foundation.