Once beckoning to ocean-weary sailors, the lighthouses of the Pacific Ocean still stand as beacons to adventurous travellers. Let this beautifully illustrated book conduct you to these classic lighthouses and treat you to the fascinating stories behind these picturesque structures and the keepers who served in them. Along with the history of the lighthouses' development and service, the book also delves into their technological evolution, with special attention to their architecture, the actual lights themselves, lenses, and details of ongoing restoration projects.
Randy Leffingwell wrote his first book, American Muscle, in 1989 while still on staff at the Los Angeles Times. Since then, he has authored another 47 titles for Motorbooks and its sister publisher Voyageur Press, including his most recent Complete Book of Porsche 911 and Corvette 60 Years. He has just finished Porsche 911: Fifty Years, a reexamination of the 911 story based on nearly two dozen new interviews. He lives in southern California, about 100 miles north of Los Angeles. Learn more about him on his website: www.rleffingwell.com.