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Lighthouses and Lifesaving on Washington's Outer Coast

Author: William S. Hanable

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738559717

Category: History

Page: 127

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Washington's storm-ridden outer coast stretches from Cape Disappointment, at the mouth of the Columbia River, to Cape Flattery, at the entrance to the Strait of Juan de Fuca, a distance of about 150 miles. Historians have labeled these waters "the Graveyard of the Pacific" and "the Unforgiving Coast." Despite their hazards, sea routes to, from, and along the coast have been busy. Maritime fur traders and explorers, warships, Gold Rush shipping, passenger vessels, lumber carriers, break-bulk freighters, container ships, and tankers have plied these waters. Concurrently, fisheries developed along the coast, adding to the number of vessels at risk. To assist mariners sailing these waters, the United States built its first lighthouse on the Washington coast at Cape Disappointment in 1856. Additional lighthouses, lightships, and lifesaving stations soon followed. With more than 180 images from archives throughout the Pacific Northwest, this collection documents their history.
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Language: en
Pages: 127
Authors: David Pinyerd
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

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Lighthouses and Lifesaving on Washington's Outer Coast
Language: en
Pages: 127
Authors: William S. Hanable
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-12-03 - Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

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Lighthouses and Lifesaving on Washington's Outer Coast
Language: un
Pages: 130
Authors: William S. Hanable
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-12 - Publisher: Arcadia Library Editions

Washington's storm-ridden outer coast stretches from Cape Disappointment, at the mouth of the Columbia River, to Cape Flattery, at the entrance to the Strait of Juan de Fuca, a distance of about 150 miles. Historians have labeled these waters "the Graveyard of the Pacific" and "the Unforgiving Coast." Despite their
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Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: James Claflin, James W. Claflin
Categories: History
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Language: en
Pages:
Authors: James Claflin, James W. Claflin
Categories: Naval art and science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1980 - Publisher:

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