Through time, lighthouses have inspired and been inspired by literature.
Take, for example, The Lighthouse at the End of the World by Jules Verne
The book was published posthumously in 1905 but Verne wrote it in 1901. The book is about piracy and the direct inspiration for the setting is the lighthouse at Isla de los Estados, near Cape Horn. People say the book is good. But the movie, featuring Kirk Douglas, was a piece of shit.
Maine is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States, and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and south. The 23rd state is famous for its scenery—3,500 miles of rocky, tidal coastline, low, rolling mountains, heavily forested interior and picturesque waterways—as well as for its seafood, especially lobster and clams. Also in the north-easternmost area is the Old Sow, the largest tidal whirlpool in the Western Hemisphere.
A postcard or post card is a rectangular piece of thick paper or thin cardboard intended for writing and mailing without an envelope. The study and collecting of postcards is termed deltiology.
In 1894, British publishers were given permission by the Royal Mail to manufacture and distribute picture postcards, which could be sent through the post.
The first UK postcards were produced by printing firm Stewarts of Edinburgh and early postcards were pictures of famous landmarks, scenic views, photographs or drawings of celebrities and so on.
With steam locomotives providing fast and affordable travel, the seaside became a popular tourist destination, and generated its own souvenir-industry: the picture postcard was, and is, an essential staple of this industry. (more)
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Vintage postcard – The Wildwoods began developing as a resort in the last decade of the 19th century.
Wildwood is home to over 200 motels, built during the Doo-Wop era of the 1950s and 1960s, in an area recognized by the state of New Jersey, known as the Wildwoods Shore Resort Historic District. The term “doo-wop” was adopted by Cape May’s Mid-Atlantic Center For The Arts in the early 1990s to describe the unique, space-age architectural style, which is also referred to as the Googie or populuxe style. The motels are unique in appearance, with Vegas-like neon signs and fantastic architecture. more on wiki