The mere presence of a lighthouse points to a higher, altruistic purpose—one that is embraced by romance, mystery, drama, isolation, dedication and heroism, to name a few. Ask a hundred people what lighthouses mean to them, and it is very likely one will discover the meanings are as diverse as the people they touch.
Bob has climbed rockweed-covered ledges, stared into the face of northeast gales and trudged through waist high snow searching for the many facets of this elusive meaning. Along the way he has obtained a deeper understanding in every new sight, sound, feel and smell of the sentinels and sea as he walked in the steps of bygone keepers discovering secrets long-held within each light’s royal realm.
Inspired by this storied heritage and a profound desire to contemplate both the tangible and abstract, Bob has endeavored to capture in this book not just beautiful moments with his camera but with heartfelt prose as well; delving into the transcendent meaning and allure of Maine’s lighthouses.
“It was not enough for me to simply admire the majestic beauty of lighthouses…I was determined to peel back the many layers that exist within the far-reaching embodiment of these venerable sentinels through a blend of prose and photography.” - Bob Trapani, Jr.
Available in Softcover or a Limited Edition Hardcover version. The limited edition hardcover will have only 100 copies available for purchase. These will be numbered and signed by the author, Bob Trapani, Jr.