Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse
Saturday, April 30
A Lecture / Book Talk by Eric Jay Dolin
Author Eric Jay Dolin will discuss his most recent book, Brilliant Beacons (due out on April 18), which traces the evolution of America’s lighthouse system, highlighting the political, military and technological battles fought to illuminate the nation’s coastlines. The talk will include remarks on the Thacher Island Fresnel lens, which can be seen in the Museum’s maritime galleries. Following the program, Dolin will be available to sign copies of his book, for sale in the Museum Shop. This program is $15 for CAM members / $20 for non-members (includes Museum admission). Space is limited; reservations required.
Hear CAM Program Coordinator Kate LaChance's interview with Eric Jay Dolin here.