For Want of a Lighthouse (2nd ed.)
2nd Edition --- Guiding Ships Through the Graveyard of Lake Ontario 1828-1914
by Marc Seguin
HARDCOVER. 526 pages. 67 black & white illustrations. 42 maps. Appendices, notes, bibliography, index.
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FOR WANT OF A LIGHTHOUSE presents a sweeping look at the social and technological changes which marked the era, and brings to life the people, politics and hardships involved in the construction of these essential aids to navigation. Through the use of extensive archival material and more than 100 maps and photographs, Marc Seguin documents the vital role these lighthouses played in the building of a nation. There is now a race against time to save the few original towers that are still standing. All profits from the sale of this book will go towards the preservation of these remaining lighthouses.
Marc Seguin brings his lifelong interest in history together with a passion for Canada's built heritage in this comprehensive account of the building of the early lighthouses of eastern Lake Ontario. His degree in History form the University of Western Ontario and his years working at historic sites have been assets in Marc's involvement with local heritage groups and the founding of the lighthouse preservation organization "Save Our Lighthouses". Marc lives on the shores of Wellers Bay in Prince Edward County, Ontario, with his wife and two sons.