Sentinels in the Stream Hardcover – 1 Apr 2002
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book - each of the 43 lighthouses has a
full-page color photo, facing the text,
which is mostly quite informative. Also
the smaller size of the book makes it very
suitable as a gift to any lighthouse
aficionado. Anybody interested in the
early history of Canada would enjoy
getting/reading this as much as I have.
While I'd like to give it 5 stars, I
found in some cases the photos were
overly artistic or at least, not truly
a detailed portrait of what I wanted to see.
One such example is the lighthouse at
Bassin from 1871, described as "most beautiful"
and "unusual" in the text. The very colorful
photo is mostly of the cliff, with a boat in
the foreground, and the very distant lighthouse
in the diagonal opposite corner. Composition-
wise, it's no doubt a postcard-worthy image ...