Search Results for lighthouses-of-texas

Beginning in 1852, twenty-eight lighthouses were built along the Texas coastline, on land and over water. Lighthouse service was often a family affair, with husbands, wives, and children working together as keepers and assistants.

Author: Steph McDougal

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467130912

Category: ARCHITECTURE

Page: 127

View: 776

DOWNLOAD & READ
Not long after winning their independence from Mexico in 1836, Texans began clamoring for lighthouses. Hundreds of miles of barrier islands, shifting sandbars, and shallow bays made the Texas coast treacherous at a time when few overland routes provided access to the new republic. Beginning in 1852, twenty-eight lighthouses were built along the Texas coastline, on land and over water. Lighthouse service was often a family affair, with husbands, wives, and children working together as keepers and assistants. For nearly 70 years, construction continued as coastal erosion, hurricanes, and wars regularly damaged or destroyed those lighthouses already built. These "sentinels of the sea" lessened but did not eliminate the chance of shipwreck, so lifesaving stations, manned by able seamen with unsinkable surfboats, were established as well. As Texas's lighthouses were gradually automated throughout the 20th century, many were sold to private owners or abandoned. Today, several have been restored, and two--at Aransas Pass and Port Isabel--still function as aids to navigation.
2014 By Steph McDougal

Gives the history of lighthouses in the state of Texas as well as the life and work of the keepers and their families.

Author: T. Lindsay Baker

Publisher: Texas A & M University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015022013034

Category: Lighthouses

Page: 128

View: 143

DOWNLOAD & READ
Gives the history of lighthouses in the state of Texas as well as the life and work of the keepers and their families.

Author: Verna Jackson

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:777909493

Category: Lighthouses

Page:

View: 561

DOWNLOAD & READ
2006 By Verna Jackson

POINT IS ABEL LIGHT Point Isabel , Texas – 1852 A. lso constructed in 1852 , a good year for lighthouses in Texas , the Point Isabel Light was erected on an old army camp used by the forces of General Zachary Taylor during the Mexican ...

Author: Ray Jones

Publisher:

ISBN: 156440644X

Category: Travel

Page: 114

View: 476

DOWNLOAD & READ
From the Maryland shore to the Florida Panhandle and across the Gulf Coast, the 50 lighthouses profiled in this volume have stood sentinel through a thousand stormy nights. In magnificent photos and in fascinating narrative, this beautiful book captures the tumultuous history and enigmatic power of these life-saving beacons of the sea. 85 photos, 55 in color. 5 maps.
1995 By Ray Jones

Texas T Galveston • TX2 TX3 1X5 -TX4 Port Isabel m TX6 Texas TX 1 TX 2 TX 3 Sabine Bank ( demolished 2002 ) Bolivar Point Galveston Jetty ( destroyed in ...

Author:

Publisher: The Lighthouse People

ISBN: 0967754445

Category:

Page:

View: 124

DOWNLOAD & READ
By

She wrote, “We all live in Texas.” The sisters approached my friend and asked where the lighthouses were. When my friend tried to probe a little bit, ...

Author: Stephen Motway

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781456825010

Category: Humor

Page: 546

View: 417

DOWNLOAD & READ
There is no available information at this time.
2010-12-16 By Stephen Motway

SEVENTH LIGHTHOUSE D'STRICT Tampa Bay , Fla . ... Tex . ; Louisiana - Texas Intercoastal Canal , La . and Tex . ; Texas Intracoastal Canal , Port Lavaca ...

Author: United States. Lighthouse Service

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000114463304

Category: Lighthouses

Page:

View: 538

DOWNLOAD & READ

They'll wear a lasso by their side, and rustle up the restless herd. –Chad, a cowboy poet Seashores and Lighthouses Texas has one National Seashore, ...

Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher: Gallopade International

ISBN: 9780635089151

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 106

DOWNLOAD & READ
The perfect reference guide for students in grades 3 and up - or anyone! This handy, easy-to-use reference guide is divided into seven color-coded sections which includes Texas basic facts, geography, history, people, places, nature and miscellaneous information. Each section is color coded for easy recognition. This Pocket Guide comes with complete and comprehensive facts ALL about Texas. Riddles, recipes, and surprising facts make this guide a delight! Texas Basics section explores your state's symbols and their special meaning. Texas Geography section digs up the what's where in Texas. Texas History section is like traveling through time to some of Texas's greatest moments. Texas People section introduces you to famous personalities and your next-door neighbors. Texas Places section shows you where you might enjoy your next family vacation. Texas Nature section tells what Mother Nature gave to Texas. Texas Miscellaneous section describes the real fun stuff ALL about Texas.
2011-03-01 By Carole Marsh

Built in 1852, Bolivar Point lighthouse became a casualty of war ten years ... was the outbreak that the government placed the Texas coast under quarantine.

Author: Ray Jones

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780762786206

Category: Travel

Page: 368

View: 337

DOWNLOAD & READ
A celebration of the great American lighthouses, their keepers, their histories, and their ongoing stories For more than two centuries, lighthouses have helped sailors find their way through treacherous waters, guiding them home or taking them safely through passages on their way to adventure. These historic towers and houses form a sparkling chain of lights along our coasts, a reminder of the past echoing with adventure and mystery, a lure for travelers looking for a glimpse into a romantic past. Completely revised and updated, American Lighthouses offers more than just a tour of 450 beautiful and historic navigational beacons dotting the coasts and lakes of the United States. This fully illustrated, one-of-a-kind handbook details their history and architecture and provides full information on visiting or viewing them. Included are many endangered lights, threatened by erosion or lack of funding, as well as “ghost lights,” which are no longer standing.
2012-07-03 By Ray Jones

At one time there were 16 lighthouses on the Texas coast. ... A museum, a replica of the lighthouse keeper's cottage and picnic tables on the grounds sit in ...

Author:

Publisher: Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept.

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

View: 231

DOWNLOAD & READ
By

State parksalongthe coastoffer miles of beaches, important saltmarshes, and historic lighthouses, battlefields, and plantations. The Texas coast and ...

Author: Laurence Parent

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292774155

Category: Nature

Page: 200

View: 845

DOWNLOAD & READ
Since it was first published in 1996, Official Guide to Texas State Parks and Historic Sites has become Texans' one-stop source for information on great places to view scenic landscapes, tour historical sites, camp, fish, hike, backpack, swim, ride horseback, go rock climbing, and enjoy almost any other outdoor recreation. This revised edition includes five new state parks and historical sites, completely updated information for every park, and many beautiful new photographs. The book is organized by geographical regions to help you plan your trips around the state. For every park, Laurence Parent provides all of the essential information: The natural or historical attractions of the park Types of recreation offered Camping and lodging facilities Addresses and phone numbers A locator map Magnificent color photographs So if you want to watch the sun set over Enchanted Rock, fish in the surf on the beach at Galveston, or listen for a ghostly bugle among the ruins of Fort Lancaster, let this book be your complete guide. Don't take a trip in Texas without it.
2009-02-17 By Laurence Parent

Texas Parks and Wildlife maintains paddling trails from Port O'Connor to Matagorda Island. The island is home to one of the first lighthouses on the Texas ...

Author: John Whorff

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781603442251

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 152

View: 508

DOWNLOAD & READ
“Few experiences compare with navigating a sea kayak through a large sandy bay lined with oyster-shell beaches, past golden sand dunes into rough ocean waters, then surfing back onto a wind-swept beach at sunset.”—from the Introduction Half of the nearly 400-mile Texas coastline is flanked by barrier islands. Behind them, large and small bays shelter estuarine marshes, oyster-reef communities, and sea grass meadows that teem with wildlife, creating a bird watcher's and angler's paradise. For an intimate encounter with these natural treasures, no other water craft can compare to a kayak. Veteran kayaker John Whorff’s Kayaking the Texas Coast is an essential guide for beginning and experienced kayakers to the many miles of shoreline that surround the shallow bays, lagoons, and islands of the Texas coast. Novices will appreciate this book’s detailed information about where to paddle and camp, what to see, and where to obtain additional information about safety and route planning. Accomplished kayakers will enjoy Whorff’s enticing route descriptions and other pertinent details on paddling the Texas coastline. Opening with an extended introductory text that covers kayaks and equipment, safety considerations and emergencies, camping dos and don’ts, and helpful resources, Kayaking the Texas Coast also lists useful websites and guidebooks. In the main portion of the text, the coast is organized into ten destinations, from the Galveston Bay complex in the north to Boca Chica State Park in the south. For each of these destinations, Whorff provides information on navigational aids, planning considerations, accommodations, and directions to launch sites before describing various paddling routes within each destination—around seventy routes in all. Each route is ranked for difficulty as “beginner,” “intermediate,” or “advanced.” Detailed maps and vivid photographs by the author complete the package. "Kayaking the Texas Coast is your must-have guidebook to the coastline and bays of the Lone Star State. Many miles of sea kayaking adventure are described, along with maps and discussion of the natural world encountered along the way. My copy will be riding in car and kayak with me. I look forward to seeing with my own eyes what the author has described and mapped."-- Natalie Wiest, founder and director, Galveston Bay Information
2011-02-10 By John Whorff

TIMBALLIER ISLAND 29 Screw pile lighthouse , in 7 ft . water , painted | 2c , 110 | 16 | 1875 Bright fix . ... 1 1 TEXAS . GALVESTON BAY Lightvessel One bright fixed It . BOLIVAR POINT One fixed bright It . 1849 1 Painted straw colour .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015010965823

Category: Lighthouses

Page:

View: 275

DOWNLOAD & READ
1879 By

Despite this abuse, however, the lighthouse survived the conflict, ... along the south Texas coast fell off so dramatically that the Lighthouse Board ...

Author: Bruce Roberts

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493047017

Category: Travel

Page: 368

View: 144

DOWNLOAD & READ
For more than two centuries, lighthouses have helped sailors find their way through treacherous waters, guiding them home or taking them safely through passages on their way to adventure. These historic towers and houses form a sparkling chain of lights along our coasts, a reminder of the past echoing with adventure and mystery, a lure for travelers looking for a glimpse into a romantic past. American Lighthouses offers more than just a tour of over 450 beautiful and historic navigational beacons dotting the coasts and lakes of the United States. This fully illustrated, one-of-a-kind handbook details their history and architecture and provides full information on visiting or viewing them.
2020-03-01 By Bruce Roberts

Adding to the interest of Lighthouses of Texas are historical photographs from the National Archives and twelve watercolors by artist Harold Phenix of the featured light stations as they appeared while in service .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105005425942

Category: Naval art and science

Page:

View: 586

DOWNLOAD & READ
A quarterly journal of maritime history.
1993 By

( 1 ) ( 2 ) ( 7 ) TEXAS POINT ISABEL LIGHTHOUSE When Fort Polk was abandoned , after the Mexican War , the site was transferred to the Treasury Department ...

Author: United States. Coast Guard

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B5081144

Category: Lighthouses

Page: 88

View: 526

DOWNLOAD & READ

Lighthouses on screwpile and caissons foundations, large buoys, and Texas towers replaced the small lightship at anchor. The last lightship on duty in the ...

Author:

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 9780760339510

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 529

DOWNLOAD & READ
Interest in the history and preservation of lighthouses has never been stronger. Lighthouses of the Mid-Atlantic Coast details the history of lighthouses and much more, and shows why these structures continue to fascinate us. Discover what life for lighthouse keepers was really like. Learn about the history of U.S. colonial lighthouses and the role lighthouses have played in several wars. Meet the brave, nefarious, and colorful characters who served as lighthouse keepers and government overseers. Learn about lighthouse technology and architecture and find out how these treasures are being preserved.
2011-03-11 By

The main scenic point here is the lighthouse, which dates to 1852. ... It is one of the only parks in Texas to be managed by the National Park Service.

Author: Alex Wukman

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 9781581579864

Category: Travel

Page: 176

View: 630

DOWNLOAD & READ
"Consistently rated the best guides to the regions covered...Readable, tasteful, appealingly designed. Strong on dining, lodging, culture, and history."—National Geographic Traveler. Distinctive for their accuracy, simplicity, and conversational tone, the diverse travel guides in our Explorer's Great Destinations series meet the conflicting demands of the modern traveler. They're packed full of up-to-date information to help plan the perfect getaway. And they're compact and light enough to come along for the ride. A tool you'll turn to before, during, and after your trip, these guides include: Chapters on lodging, dining, transportation, history, shopping, recreation, and more! A section packed with practical information, such as lists of banks, hospitals, post offices, laundry mats, numbers for police, fire, and rescue, and other relevant information. Maps of regions and locales. From the sea border with Mexico to the Louisiana shore, the coast of Texas is rich in history, recreation, and natural and architectural beauty and is a major destination for both Texans and non-Texans alike.
2008-01-07 By Alex Wukman

Many lighthouses built on caissons were round cast-iron structures much like their ... Sabine Bank Lighthouse, Texas Wave-Swept Towers These structures were ...

Author: Katherine L. House

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781613740460

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 901

DOWNLOAD & READ
A history of lighthouses that served as traffic signals and maps.
2008-03 By Katherine L. House

Constructed in 1853, the 72-foot lighthouse operated until 1905. Of the 16 lighthouses originally constructed along the Texas coast, Port Isabel is the only ...

Author: George Oxford Miller

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications

ISBN: 1589794419

Category: Travel

Page: 344

View: 506

DOWNLOAD & READ
An up-to-date guidebook perfect for campers, hikers, mountain bikers, horseback riders, bird watchers, nature photographers and just about anyone else who enjoys the outdoors.
2009-05-16 By George Oxford Miller

Best Books