Famous lighthouses from Maine to Georgia and throughout the Great Lakes all vie
for your attention in this truly historical theme chess set! With all lighthouses
now converted to automation and lighthouse keepers no longer necessary, a wonderful
era in the American shipping industry has passed on, and this theme chess set
is an excellent commemorative of that great time!
Cape Hatteras, Massachusetts Bay, each lighthouse comes to you in elegant detail
in this theme chess set, and all await the handshake to start something they
never did throughout history...move! Move they do and give you a thrilling chess
game that nearly has the smell of the ocean and the look of the sea all at the
Lighthouses have been famous throughout history, and the most famous example
is the Pharos of Alexandria, Egypt. Started by Alexander the Great, Ptolomy
Soter, the new ruler of Egypt after Alexander's untimely death, continued the
building. The lighthouse was finished close to 270 B.C. When it was completed,
the lighthouse was close to 500 feet in height, and reports estimated the light
to be seen from 100 miles! Finally succumbing to earthquakes, the lighthouse
of Pharos remains the greatest lighthouse of all time.
- King size: 3-1/4"tall, 1-1/8" bases.
- Pieces only. Chessboard not included.
- Set weighs 3.75 pounds.