Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse
7 PM Thursday June 16 at the Westport Public Library, 408 Old County Road, Westport
Best selling author Eric Jay Dolin presents an illustrated lecture on his most recent book Brilliant Beacons. In a work rich in maritime lore and brimming with original historical detail, Dolin presents the most comprehensive history of American lighthouses ever written, telling the story of America through the prism of its beloved coastal sentinels. Set against the backdrop of an expanding nation, Brilliant Beacons traces the evolution of America’s lighthouse system, highlighting the political, military, and technological battles fought to illuminate the nation’s hardscrabble coastlines.
Co-sponsored by Partners Village Store. Suggested donation $5.