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Alki Point, WA

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Point Alki was of obvious importance to shipping, however, both as a day mark showing the way to Seattle and a threat in fog and at night. Even so, no light was displayed here until the 1880s, when landowner Hans Martin Hanson hung up a small lantern as a humanitarian gesture. In 1887 the U.S. Lighthouse Service improved the light, installing a small lantern and lens
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Boston, MA

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Boston Harbor Lighthouse is the oldest navigational station in all of North America. Built in 1716 on Little Brewster island at the entrance to the harbor, it helped attract the fleets of trading ships that made Boston one of the world's most prosperous cities. In 1964 it was designated as a National Historic Landmark. It is the only lighthouse still run by the coast guard. It stands 89 feet and has been called the "ideal American lighthouse". In 1948, Boston Harbor Lighthouse was electrified. It was also the last American lighthouse to be automated.
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Brant Point, MA

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America's second-oldest lighthouse (after Boston) owes its existence to a town meeting held on Nantucket Island in 1846. Tired of seeing their whaling ships miss the Nantucket Harbor and pile up on nearby beaches, the island folk approved spending two hundred English pounds to construct a small wooden light tower.
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Cape Arago , OR

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Cape Arago Lighthouse, located two miles southwest of Charleston, was built in 1934, replacing two earlier structures dating back to 1909 and 1966. The 44-foot octagonal tower rises only 100 feet above sea level with a visibility of 16 miles seaward. The active lighthouse still stands after more than a half century since its construction.The lighthouse is in good shape, but the walkway out to Lighthouse Island (aka Gregory Point) is condemned for public use; only Coast Guard personnel may use it.
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Cape Blanco Lighthouse

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Oregon's oldest continuously working lighthouse and its southern-most major beacon. Radiating from a lofty headland, the brilliant white light shines from the highest point (245 feet above sea level) of any navigational aid in the Beaver State. Cape Blanco is north-west of the small, quiet seaside town of Port Orford on the southern Oregon coast. The class 2 eight segments bullseye revolving lens, that replaced the original lenses in 1934, has undergone extensive refurbishing.
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Cape Disappointment

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The Cape Disappointment Lighthouse is the oldest in Washington. Still operating, it has guided ships along the coast and across the Columbia River bar since 1856. Cape Disappointment State Park (formerly Fort Canby State Park) is a 1,882-acre camping park on the Long Beach Peninsula, fronted by the Pacific Ocean. The park offers two miles of ocean beach, two lighthouses, an interpretive center and hiking trails.
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Cape Hatteras

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The southern coast, especially from Cape Hatteras southward, had a navigational problem peculiar to it: namely, the Gulf Stream. Coming out of the Caribbean, the stream rounds the end of Florida and courses northward to the vicinity of Cape Hatteras in North Carolina. The sound of ocean waves, the starry night sky, or the calm of the salt marshes, you can experience it all. Shaped by the forces of water, wind, and storms these islands are ever changing. The plants, wildlife, and people who live here adapt continually. Whether you are walking on the beach, kayaking on the sound, or climbing the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse there is something for everyone to explore!
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Cape Meares OR

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Cape Meares Lighthouse was built in 1890 on the outer edge of a high, bold headland just south of Tillamook Bay. The Cape was named after Captain John Meares who first charted it in 1788 and was deemed as ideal site for a lighthouse. Easily seen from the sea, the outer point is below the fog line making the light visable during conditions when it's most needed.
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Cape Neddick, ME

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The Cape Neddick (Nubble) lighthouse and grounds are among the most appealing and photographed in the world with an estimated 250,00 visitors annually. Historically, this lighthouse has been important in keeping vessels away from the rocky stretch of coast between Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to the south and Portland, Maine, to the north.
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Coquille River OR

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Coquille River Lighthouse, built in 1896, once had a beam that could be seen as far as out to sea. The lighthouse was abandoned by the Coast Guard as an aid to navigation in 1939.
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Destruction-Island WA

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During the eighteenth century an Indian war party killed several seamen who had gone ashore here to fill casks with fresh water. Afterward, this wilderness landfall would always be known as Destruction Island, and the name proved an apt one. Over the years the boulder-strewn island, often hidden under heavy blankets of fog, was to exact a heavy toll in ships and lives.
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East Chop, MA

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In 1869 Captain Silas Daggett erected a lighthouse at East Chop, the eastern point of Vineyard Haven Harbor, and operated it privately for seven years. Donations from local merchants paid for upkeep of the light. This structure burned in 1871 but Daggett rebuilt it as a light atop a house. The government purchased the land and lighthouse in 1878 and built a new keeper's house and present cast-iron structure.
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Grays Harbor, WA

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This 107-foot-tall octagonal masonry tower was established in 1898 as a harbor light for the busy fishing town of Westport and a coastal light to assist ships along a dark stretch of shore between Willapa Bay and Destruction Island right to the north. This lighthouse is quite low in elevation and there is some concern about rising oceans in the not-so-far future
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Heceta Head, OR

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The bold promontory known as Heceta Head carries the name of Portuguese explorer Don Bruno de Heceta, who sailed the Pacific Northwest coast in 1775 to claim new territory for Spain. Ultimately, though, it would be the United States who took possession of much of the vast territory. By the 1850s, the federal government had begun to establish a series of welcoming beacons along its shores to light the way for seafaring mariners.
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Montauk-Point, NY

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Montauk is situated at the very end of Long Island, which juts straight out into the Atlantic Ocean for 175 miles. The Lighthouse was authorized by the Second Congress, under President George Washington in 1792. Construction began on June 7, 1796 and was completed on November 5, 1796. This 100 foot tower has been part of Long Island's land and seascape for over 200 years and still serves as an active aid to navigation.
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Mukilteo, WA

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Centuries ago, Indian tribes often gathered at the place we now call Mukilteo, a Native American word meaning "good spot for camping." Early in this century, the Lighthouse Service decided that Mukilteo was also a good location for a navigational light to guide vessels headed for Everett.
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New Dungeness, WA

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From Port Angeles the coast trends east for 13 miles to the end of Dungeness Spit which encloses picturesque Dungeness Bay. The bay offers shelter in the west winds but is open to the east, a dangerous place in winter gales.
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New London

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One of the last lighthouses built in New England, the brick and granite structure is unusual for an offshore location. It's said local residents wanted the building to blend in with their stately shorefront homes and create a pleasing visual presentation.
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North Head, WA

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Ships approaching the treacherous mouth of the Columbia River were not able to see the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse in time to stay clear of the rocky coast and currents. After many costly wreaks, the Lighthouse Service, in 1898, built a 65-foot tall conical tower facing the ocean north of the cape.
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Old Point Loma, CA

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Point Loma Light House was one of the original 8 west coast lighthouses, built in 1855 in the Cape Cod style that was used for all of them. The forty foot tower rises from the center of the keeper's house, fitted with a third-order fresnel lens.
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Pharos Lighthouse

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Pharos Lighthouse, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World the only one had a practical use in addition to its architectural elegance: The Lighthouse of Alexandria. For sailors, it ensured a safe return to the Great Harbor. For architects, it meant even more: it was the tallest building on Earth. For scientists, it was the mysterious mirror that fascinated them most. The mirror which reflection could be seen more than 35 miles off-shore.
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Plymouth, MA

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Plymouth Lighthouse, Plymouth Mass, or Gurnet Point, lighthouse, situated on the north side of the entrance to Plymouth Bay, easily survived the Revolution and apparently performed its job throughout that conflict, despite having been near the scene of a battle between a nearby fort and a British frigate and having been struck by a stray cannon ball. The state repaired the war damage in 1783, and in 1790 turned the light station over to the central government.
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Point Cabrillo, CA

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Created by Californian Dr Jim Cookson, this is another model for his California Lighthouse Collection he has been putting together over the years.
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Point No Point, WA

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Point No Point Lighthouse, was completed in 1880. It stands on the west side, near where Admiralty Inlet ends and the sound begins. The point's name was given by Lieutenant Charles Wilkes of the Wilkes Expedition in 1841.
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Point Wilson, WA

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Persistent fogginess and frequent tide rips across the broad sweep of shoals surrounding Point Wilson make it wise for mariners to give this area a wide berth. The broad sandy spit separates the Strait of Juan de Fuca from the entrance to Admiralty Inlet and is a pivotal spot for vessels passing from one to the other. This is where the lighthouse was positioned in 1879.
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Portland Head, ME

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Portland Head Light is probably the best known and most photographed light station on the Coast of Maine, and its appeal never diminishes.
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Santa Cruz, CA

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This impressive brick edifice at the entrance to the popular seaside-resort town of Santa Cruz harbor serves as both a harbor marker and memorial to earlier lighthouses and their keepers.
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Split Rock Lighthouse

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Northern Minnesota is famous for its many beautiful places, such as the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, Voyageurs National Park, the Lake of the Woods country, and the rugged Lake Superior coastline.
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Stonington, CT

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The Stonington lighthouse was once the beacon for the many vessels approaching Stonington's harbor from Long Island Sound. The original 30-foot stone tower, which was built on the Point in 1823, supported a lantern containing ten oil lamps and parabolic reflectors. Its beacon was visible 12 miles at sea. During the next few years, however, storms and shore erosion took their toll on the exposed site. In 1840 the structure was dismantled and the the outer end of a new west breakwater protecting the harbor entrance.
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Straitsmouth, MA

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This 1835 lighthouse can be seen in the distance from the breakwater at the end of Bearskin Neck in Rockport or from some of the excursion cruises in the area.
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Tillamook Rock, OR

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Twenty miles south of the entrance to the Columbia River, Tillamook Head towers above the often restless waters of the wide Pacific. Generations of approaching mariners have guided on its lofty profile to reach a safe haven. In 1878, Congress decided to erect a lighted beacon atop the 1,000-foot promontory-to give it round-the-clock visibility.
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Umpqua River, OR

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Still active, is one of the few lights along the Pacific Coast that emits both red and white flashes. Built in 1894 in Winchester Bay, the 65-foot stucco-covered masonry tower stands 165 feet above sea level and can be seen up to 19 miles out to sea
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West Point, WA

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West Point Lighthouse, at the north entrance to Elliott Bay celebrated its 100th anniversary November 1981. The trim, little structure has endeared itself to Seattleites for many years.
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West Quoddy Lighthouse

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The distinctive daymark pattern of West Quoddy Head Lighthouse has made it one of the county's best-known lighthouses. Situated at the easternmost point of the continental United States, this famous light helps steer vessels through the Bay of Fundy. The first light of day for the entire USA is seen from the top of this lighthouse.
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Yaquina Bay, OR

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Built of wood instead of stone, like most of the other lighthouses along the Pacific Coast, the white-frame Yaquina Bay Lighthouse in Newport, Oregon, has stood the test of time. Recently restored in 1996, it remains active and in excellent condition almost one and a quarter centuries after it was first commissioned back in 1871.
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Yaquina Head, OR

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Yaquina Head Lighthouse, one of the most beautiful lighthouses in America, is a classic seacoast, 'tower' illuminated in 1873, its first-order Fresnel lens still shines. The 93-foot white, conical tower is the tallest on the Oregon coast and stands proudly 162 feet above sea level in Newport, Oregon.

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