As a followup to my post “New Book about New Point Comfort Lighthouse,” I wanted to share this photo of the cake served at the book launch. Isn’t a work of art? I hated to cut into it!
The cake was based on the cover of the book which you can see in the earlier post. Mathews County Historical Society hosted a reception to launch the book as well as several book signings at their visitor’s center. The support from the community was tremendous! We enjoyed meeting keeper’s descendants, folks involved in preserving the lighthouse, folks who lived near the lighthouse, and those who simply loved the lighthouse. We’re delighted profits from the book will go toward preserving this wonderful landmark!
The book will be sold locally at the Mathews County Visitor Center, 239 Main Street, Mathews or you may order by mailing a check (made out to MCHS) to MCHS, P.O. Box 855, Mathews, VA 23109. Hard cover books are $28.00 plus $5.00 VA sales tax and shipping and soft cover books $20.00 and $4.50 VA sales tax and shipping. We signed some extra hardcovers so for a limited time you may be able to request an autographed hardcover.