Lighthouses of San Diego presents a glimpse of the famous and lesser-known lighthouses of San Diego, thanks to the memories and photographs of men who kept the lights burning. In more than 200 vintage images, Lighthouses of San Diego is the new pictorial history and set of vintage postcards which will no doubt charm residents and visitors alike.
Join the authors for a book signing!
Saturday, September 6 at 2:00 p.m.
Coronado Public Library
640 Orange Ave. Coronado, CA 92118
Other highlights of Lighthouses of San Diego:
Shows World War II, when lighthouse business was halted in a blackout on San Diego’s Point Loma—Japan’s closest neighbor
Firsthand accounts from families who lived in San Diego’s lighthouses, who dedicated their lives to the safety of the mariner
Meet the U.S. Coast Guard team, and journey with them as they disassemble the third order lens, crate the glass panels and lower them from Point Loma’s leggy tower along with the authors
Kim Fahlen and Karen Scanlon are identical twin sisters who work together on lighthouse-related projects and volunteer at Cabrillo National Monument, tending its lighthouse lenses. Scanlon is an early-childhood educator and writer, and an award-winning freelance author of maritime history. Fahlen travels the U.S. and Europe photographing and studying lighthouses, with particular interest in their optics.
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