Along the Delmarva Coast & Beyond 1874 - 1915:
painting impressions of United States life saving stations, lighthouses & lightships
by Jean Abplanalp
￼￼￼￼￼Artist and author Jean Abplanalp—a student of Chadds Ford artist Karl J. Kuerner—has documented in both art and historical research the lighthouses, life saving stations and lightships that served the Delmarva peninsula and beyond from the period of 1874 to 1915. Her count- less hours of study and time at the easel have produced a volume that will become a “must have” for both students of our coastline and lighthouse history, and the casual observer alike.
Even though the period covered is a historic one and many sites have been swept away by the sea, demolished, decommissioned or replaced by modern technology, the history of many of the structures lives and many locations are still visible today, either physically or in pictures, replicas, and/or many artistic studies by other artists. Seven life saving stations, five lighthouses and four lightships may still be visited today.
The book is illustrated with 41 watercolor images. Each lighthouse, life saving station, and lightship has its own descriptive text. In two detailed maps Ms. Abplanalp gives us a most useful reference both physically and chronologically.
Also included are period illustrations and vintage photographs of seldom seen craft and equipment used in life saving operations.
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