7:00 pm

Eric Jay Dolin – “Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse”

_0006_eric dolanFor over three hundred years America’s lighthouses have kept countless ships from wrecking, save untold lives, and contributed to the growth and prosperity of our nation. Eric Jay Dolin will give us a guided tour of America’s lighthouses. He will cover all aspects of the evolution of our lighthouse system and the people who kept them running and the families that lived at them. It is a riveting tale of nasty political battles, technological innovations, natural disasters and war. The story of America thru the prism of its beloved coastal sentinels.