My New Book Out May 2023!

The Rise and Demise of the Largest Coal Schooners:
History of the Six and Seven-Masted
Sailing Ships of New England

Immerse yourself in the height of the “Golden Age of Sail” in the early 1900s, when America’s insatiable appetite for coal and building materials encouraged shipbuilders to design and construct the world’s largest sailing ships to carry these supplies. These giants were the ten original six-masted sailing coal schooners and one colossal seven-masted schooner, the Thomas W. Lawson, all built in New England. Most of these vessels measured longer than a football or  soccer field!

Book Rise and Demise of the Largest Coal Schooners

This book brings to life the many challenges these magnificent vessels faced in an era of positive social and political changes. It provides the historical accounts that followed each ship, like competitions, battling devastating storms, acts of heroism, tragedies, and their final voyages. 

Price is $21.95, enjoy!

It was a great opportunity to research, write and design this book, publishing it through Amazon Books. You can purchase it directly from them, or you can purchase it on this website, where I’ll sign it and ship it for you.

Stories are balanced with plenty of color and black and white images, famous paintings, and colorful maps, making this an excellent resource for anyone interested in New England maritime history. Check it out!



Two Lighthouse Tourism Books!

Lighthouses and Coastal Attractions in
Southern and Northern New England

I've had the opportunity to photograph all of the 168 lighthouse stations, and nearby attractions in New England, and spent years researching and writing about each lighthouse for each of these 300-page books. 

You can order these books through any pages on this website or below, and I'll be happy to personally sign them and ship them to you anywhere inside the United States. Enjoy your passion!

book Lighthouse and Coastal Attractions of Southern New England

This book, Lighthouses and Coastal Attractions of Southern New England: Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts, provides special human interest stories from each of the 92 lighthouses, along with plenty of indoor and outdoor coastal attractions and tours nearby, info on lighthouses you can stay overnight, haunted lighthouse stories, windjammer and whale watching cruises, and lighthouse tours, with contact info to plan your trip.

Price is $24.95, enjoy!


book about lighthouses, boat tours, and nearby attractions in northern New England

This book, Lighthouses and Coastal Attractions of Northern New England: New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont, provides human interest stories from each of the 76 lighthouses, along with nearby coastal attractions and tours near each beacon, and contact info to plan your special vacation. There's plenty of additional information on lighthouses you can stay overnight, haunted lighthouse stories, windjammer, sailing, and whale watching cruises, and special lighthouse tours.

Price is $24.95, enjoy!


Video About Book on Southern Lighthouses:
Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts


Video About Book on Northern lighthouses:
New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont


  • Each of these new lighthouse tourism books contain more than 360 of my color photos and maps, along with some vintage images provided courtesy of the Coast Guard, with over 300 pages.
  • Lighthouses are set up in regions for weekend or weekly vacationers and travelers.


    New England Lighthouses:
    Famous Shipwrecks, Rescues and Other Tales

    This book was developed to provide the reader a series of stories that encompass the brave men and women of New England who risked their lives at or near New England’s lighthouses. These individuals were not only part of the lighthouse, lifesaving, and revenue cutter government services of the 19th and early 20th centuries, but also encompass a town’s own citizens, local mariners, or a ship’s captain and crew, who would also risk their lives alongside their government counterparts in helping those in distress.

    New England Lighthouses: Shipwrecks, Rescues, and Other Tales

    Price is lower at $24.95 if purchased through this website. Enjoy!


    Table of Contents

    This book contains not only stories about lighthouse keepers and their rescues, but also selected rescue stories by their wives and even their dogs. This book not only includes my photos, but also paintings by six famous artists for the Coast Guard, and vintage images from the Coast Guard, museums, special collectors, and historical societies who all wanted to contribute to this book.