By Willard Flint
Of the few folks steeped within the wisdom of this little identified department of the Lighthouse carrier, Mr. Flint needs to definitely be thought of the chief. within the 1980’s Mr. Flint released the definitive ancient list of all lightships and stations for the Coast protect and this glorious pamphlet stems from that recreation. full of 29 specific b/w pictures, this ebook chronicles a number of the very important heritage, failures and existence aboard those vessels. an outstanding e-book.
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