Lighthouses of America by Tom Beard was awarded a Gold Medal for best Pictorial/Coffee Table Book by the Military Writers Society of America on November 10.
The MWSA review by Sandi Cowper included the following:
“Lighthouses of America is fascinating and would be a welcome addition to any library or coffee table. The book teases the reader to seek these treasures out and visit first-hand. It is the perfect gift for those who love the sea and all things nautical, and even for those who will just want to appreciate their unique history and beauty.”
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Candace was the US Lighthouse Society historian from 2016 until she passed away in August 2018. For 30 years, her work involved lighthouse history. She worked with the National Park Service and the Council of American Maritime Museums. She was a noted author and was considered the most knowledgable person on lighthouse information at the National Archives. Books by Candace Clifford include: Women who Kept the Lights: a History of Thirty-eight Female Lighthouse Keepers , Mind the Light Katie, and Maine Lighthouses, Documentation of their Past.