Lighthouses & Ships
|BACKGROUND INFORMATION about this section
The information presented in this section of the Coast Guard Wive's Website was found at the U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office and has been replicated here with the pictures resized to allow for easier viewing. We found the information under the Lighthouses & Lightships section and it took us close to an hour on an Internet Frame Relay to receive it. On a 28.8 or 33.6 modem that translates to about 3.5 hours. It was in the section labeled Teachers: a Guide to Teaching About Lighthouses, Kindergarten Through the Fourth Grade.
While attempting to view the information, we discovered that it took FAR FAR too long to receive the whole document since the pictures were not optimized for the internet but we felt that many are interested in this topic and rightly so since it is a large part of Coast Guard history. We want to ensure everyone understands that we simply replicated the information and have not modified it beyond making it fit into the necessary space and optimizing the photographs.
Throughout this section, if you wish to view the larger image, simply click on the image displayed. A new window will open allowing the picture to be displayed in it's entirety.
One final note, we take NO credit for the information creation.
BJ n Cindy
|The U.S. Lighthouse Society originally designed this packet to furnish teachers with basic information about lighthouses, their purpose, history, operation and technology in a form presentable to young students. with the society's permission the U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office is posting this modified version with additional photographs and information.
The U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office would like to thank Mr. Wayne Wheeler and the other members of The U.S. Lighthouse Society who produced and distributed the original version of this curriculum.
For more information on lighthouses, teachers and students should contact The U.S. Lighthouse Society, 244 Kearny Street, San Francisco, Ca 94108 or consult the lighthouse web pages on The U.S. Coast Guard Historian's web site.