$29.99 hardbound, $19.99 paperback

176 color pages, 200 photographs, 9" x 11"



This is an essential book for both Point Reyes enthusiasts and lighthouse buffs. It is a lovingly created publication by two park afficionados who have spent decades in the national parks.


The Point Reyes Lighthouse is captured within these pages-both as it exists today and its compelling history. There are contemporary landscape photographs and paintings by the authors as well as images dating from the nineteenth century.


Included is the U.S. Life-Saving Service, which patrolled Point Reyes beaches, undertaking dangerous rescues in human-powered lifeboats before the modern Coast Guard was born. The people of the era are revealed through their own accounts, their journals, newspapers of the time, and even the gravestones of brave, young life-savers.


Perhaps the most inspiring sight visitors to the Lighthouse observe are whales, who pass by on their migrations along the Pacific coast. Other animals of Point Reyes, such as elephant seals, coyotes deer and elk, are described in the natural history section.


Life on the “A to Z”  ranches, past and present, is illustrated with images of farms, cow portraits, and museum artifacts. The creation of the Point Reyes National Seashore is also related.


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All books are signed by the authors.


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Point Reyes Illuminated

Paperback version with the original Lighthouse cover