North Carolina Lighthouses: Stories of History and Hope (Paperback)
A stunning, full-color celebration of some of the world's most famous lighthouses, the shoreline they stand on, and the people who have worked to protect them The lore and history of North Carolina's seafaring past comes to life in the text by Cheryl Shel.
About the Author
Cheryl Shelton-Roberts is a native North Carolinian and lighthouse historian who has collected hundreds of stories about lighthouses and their keepers, compiling the book Hatteras Keepers Oral and Family Histories as well as writing Lighthouse Families. Her other books include Moving Hatteras: Relocating the Cape Hatteras Light Stations to Safety and Cape Hatteras: America's Lighthouse. Bruce Roberts is a nationally acclaimed photographer served as the first director of photography for Southern Living. His lighthouse photographs have appeared in hundreds of books and magazines. In 1994, the couple founded the Outer Banks Lighthouse Society and both have been awarded the "Kepper of the Light" award from the American Lighthouse Foundation. They live in Moorehead City, North Carolina.
"The tall sentinels from Bald Head to Currituck are lonely no more. By clothing each in lore revealing a distinctive history and personality, North Carolina Lighthouses breathes life into all of them ... Gracefully written and artfully illustrated, this tribute is more than handsome picture book; it records the gripping history of a vanishing humanitarian mission conducted by courageous North Carolinians who risked their own lives fo the sake of others. "--H.G. Jones, The North Carolina Society, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill "For more than a decade, Bruce and Cheryl Shelton-Roberts have been immersed in the search for North Carolina lighthouse history and lore. As a result, they have become, without question, the leading authorities on the subject. In this splendid volume, through Bruce's photography and Cheryl's prose, they present the reader with a comprehensive look at North Carolina lighthouses."--David Stick, Outer Banks author and historian