Superb photographs, graphics, and rich maritime history provide a unique look into New York's colonization, settlement, and economic growth. Discover how the state's rich heritage of maritime history is centered around 69 lighthouses, located on many different water bodies. This book details the best known lighthouses in New York, such as Montauk Point, Fire Island, and Buffalo, as well as all the rest. These symbols of strength have protected mariners for over two hundred years. Fascinating historical facts, historic rescues by lighthouse keepers, heartwarming stories about keepers and their families, engineering and construction details, lost beacons, and travel information, make this a complete guide to New York State Lighthouses.