Lighthouses and Lights of Nova Scotia

E H Rip Irwin

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ISBN: 9781551098487

Lighthouses and Lights of Nova Scotia

  Author:   E H Rip Irwin    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing

The move by the federal government in 1968 to auomate and de-staff Nova Scotia’s lighthouses–those icons of the province’s seafaring tradition–sent shockwaves through the community of lighthouse conservationists. Concerned that lighthouses would disappear form the landscape forever, author Rip Irwin, a retired naval cheif petty officer, undertook to visit and photograph each of the structures still in existence. This book is the result of 17 years of exhaustive research on the evolution of each light.

In addition to photographs and detailed information on each of the province’s lightstations, Lighthouses and Lights of Nova Scotia contains stories and anecdotes about specific lights and lighthouse keepers. It also contains an alphabetical listing of all 164 lighthouses and lights, and is cross-referenced with the Coast Guard numbering system.

Lighthouses and Lights of Nova Scotia is the complete guide to the province’s most recognized nautical icons.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title:9781551098487
Item NB0944
PublisherNimbus Publishing
PublisherNimbus Publishing
Published onApril 6 2011
Language eng
Pages 183
Format Paperback
Dimensions11(in) x 7.75(in)
Shipping weight550(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Rip Irwin is a founding member and former president of the Nova Scotia Lighthouse Preservation Society. An avid photographer, he lives in Bible Hill, Nova Scotia, with his wife, Anita.