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Wind Point Lighthouse

Wind Point Lighthouse

Racine, Wisconsin Site Established: 1880 Current Bldg. Erected: 1880 Height of Light Structure: 108 ft. Focal Plane of Light: 111 ft. Active: Yes Lens: DCB-24 Beacon Visibility: 19 miles Historic Significance Score: 5 Constructed in 1880...

Bodie Island Lighthouse Lighthouse

Bodie Island Lighthouse

Nags Head, North Carolina Site Established: 1848 Current Bldg. Erected: 1872 Height of Light Structure: 170 ft. Focal Plane of Light: 156 ft. Active: Yes Tower Lens: 1st Order Fresnel Beacon Visibility: 19 miles Information: (252)...

Holland Light

Holland Light

Holland, Michigan Site Established: 1872 Current Bldg. Erected: 1934 Height of Light Structure: 45 ft. Focal Plane of Light: 52 ft. Active: Yes Lens: 250 MMl Beacon Visibility: 20 Miles Historic Significance Score: 2 Upon being...

Endangered Lighthouse List

Endangered Lighthouse List

Avery Point Lighthouse, CT The Avery Point Lighthouse was constructed by the United States Coast Guard in 1943 on the site of their training station located in Groton, CT. The light was an operational aid to...

Haunted Lighthouses

Haunted Lighthouses

Match the Lighthouse With the Ghost…. LIGHTHOUSE GHOST 1 – Baker Island Light A – “Murdered by Assistant” Keeper Walking Hallways 2 – Bird Island Lighthouse B – A Breakfast Cooking Ghost 3 – Cape Neddick...

Hooper Strait Lighthouse

Hooper Strait Lighthouse

St. Michaels, Maryland Site Established: 1867 Current Bldg. Erected: 1879 Height of Light Structure: ft. Focal Plane of Light: 41 ft. Active: Yes Lens: Fourth-Order Fresnel Beacon Visibility: 4 N. Miles Historical Significance Score: 4 The...

Worthwhile Lighthouse Organizations

Worthwhile Lighthouse Organizations

The following is a list of lighthouse organizations that are very deserving of your attention and support as they work towards the preservation and repair of America’s lighthouses while, in doing so, they safeguard our maritime...

Ocracoke Light

Ocracoke Light

Ocracoke, North Carolina Historic Significance Score: 5 The Outer Bank’s island of Ocracoke has been no stranger to sea-faring history as Sir Walter Raleigh’s expeditions touch land there in the late 1500’s. This being said, Ocracoke’s...

Fresnel Lens Museum

Fresnel Lens Museum

In 1822, a French physicist named Augustin Fresnel (pronounced: Fur-nel) designed an innovative lens system that would forever revolutionize the history of nautical navigation. In that year, Fresnel put his design efforts toward finding a solution...

The Gary Martin Photography Gallery

The Gary Martin Photography Gallery

As a very unique talent, Gary Martin and his lighthouse photography are gaining recognition and growing in popularity within regional lighthouse communities and all across America! Gary blends his professional technique, that he has developed over the past...

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