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Guanica Light

Guanica Light was a historic lighthouse located in the town of Guanica, Puerto Rico in the Guanica State Forest. It was first lit in 1893 and deactivated in 1950. The light marked the entrance to Guanica Bay and bridge the gap between Los Morrill ...

                                               

Hams Bluff Light

The Hams Bluff Light is an historic lighthouse on Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. It was first lit in 1915 under the Danish Government. It was since transferred to the United States Lighthouse Service and later came under the jurisdiction of th ...

                                               

Hog Island Shoal Light

Hog Island Shoal Light, built in 1901, is a sparkplug lighthouse on a shoal off of Hog Island, Rhode Island. It is located about 600 feet southeast of the island, at the entrance to Mount Hope Bay. It stands on a circular concrete foundation set ...

                                               

Horse Island Light

Horse Island Light, also known as Sackets Harbor Light, is located on Horse Island in Sackets Harbor, Jefferson County in New York on Lake Ontario. In July 2017 the 24-acre island was acquired for preservation by the Civil War Trust, aided by a g ...

                                               

Hyannis Rear Range Light

The Hyannis Rear Range Light, also known as the Hyannis Harbor Light, was a lighthouse and, for part of its life, one of a pair of range lights adjacent to Hyannis Harbor. The Range Rear tower was built in 1849 and equipped with a 5th order Fresn ...

                                               

Janes Island Light

The Janes Island Light was a screw-pile lighthouse located near Crisfield in the U.S. state of Maryland. Twice destroyed by ice, it was replaced in 1935 with an automated beacon.

                                               

Kevich Light

The Kevich Light is a lighthouse located in the town of Grafton, Wisconsin. This lighthouse was built privately by a person who has a general interest in lighthouses. It is built on the former site of the unincorporated community of Ulao, Wiscons ...

                                               

Kewaunee Pierhead Light

The Kewaunee Pierhead lighthouse is a lighthouse located near Kewaunee in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin. It replaced range lights constructed in 1891, and is located on the same pier. The fifth order fresnel lens came from the original front range l ...

                                               

Lambert Point Light

The Lambert Point Light was a small screwpile lighthouse in Norfolk, Virginia; it was built in 1872. The lighthouse was meant to serve the increased shipping traffic on the Elizabeth River, and initially was designed with six piles. The plans wer ...

                                               

Lime Point Light

Lime Point Lighthouse is a lighthouse in California, on northern side of narrowest part of Golden Gate strait. The lighthouse sits at the base of a steep cliff near the North anchorage of the Golden Gate Bridge. It is built on a 100 ft long rock ...

                                               

Lincoln Rock Light

The Lincoln Rock Lighthouse was a lighthouse located on Lincoln Island, a small islet in Clarence Strait in southeastern Alaska, United States. It lay just off the west coast of Etolin Island, between it and Prince of Wales Island.

                                               

Liston Range Front Light

Liston Range Front Lighthouse is a lighthouse in Delaware, United States, on the Delaware River, Delaware. It is a Range light, paired with the Liston Range Rear Light, to create the Liston Range.

                                               

Long Beach Light

Long Beach Harbor Light looks different from a traditional lighthouse. Labeled the "robot light" when established in 1949, it is completely automated and was the forerunner of the new version of 20th-century lighthouses on Americas West Coast. Th ...

                                               

Los Angeles Harbor Light

Los Angeles Harbor Light, also known as Angels Gate Light, is a lighthouse in California, United States, at San Pedro Breakwater in Los Angeles Harbor, California. The lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is listed ...

                                               

Mahon River Light

The original Mahon River Lighthouse built in 1903 and was a 2-story wood keepers house with an octagonal lantern centered on the roof. It was discontinued in 1955, the same year as the current steel skeletal tower was lit. The 1903 lighthouse bur ...

                                               

Mare Island Light

Mare Island Lighthouse was a lighthouse in California, United States, on the north shore of San Pablo Bay at the entrance to Carquinez Strait, California.

                                               

Mary Island Light

Mary Island Light Station was opened in 1903, and was one of a series of staffed lights established by the U.S. Government to guide ships through the treacherous waters of Southeast Alaskas Inside Passage. In 1937, a concrete lighthouse and fog s ...

                                               

Mispillion Light

The original Mispillion Lighthouse was built in 1831. The second Mispillion Lighthouse was a 65-foot 20 m square wood tower rising from one corner of a two-story Gothic style wood keepers house and was built in 1873. It served until 1929, when it ...

                                               

Muskegon Breakwater Light

The Muskegon Breakwater Light or South Breakwater Light is a light located on the end of the south arm of the Muskegon breakwater surrounding the mouth of the Muskegon channel in Muskegon, Michigan. The site is accessible by walking the breakwate ...

                                               

Nantucket Harbor Range Lights

The Nantucket Harbor Range Lights are range lights that were built in 1908 to guide vessels through the narrow channel to Nantucket Harbor. They replaced an older arrangement involving the Nantucket Beacon and the Brant Point Light, which became ...

                                               

Navassa Island Light

Navassa Island Light is a deactivated lighthouse on Navassa Island, which lies in the Caribbean Sea at the south end of the Windward Passage between the islands of Hispaniola to the east and Cuba and Jamaica to the west. It is on the shortest rou ...

                                               

Nayatt Point Light

Nayatt Point Light is a historic lighthouse in Barrington, Rhode Island. The current light was built of brick in 1856 and contains an 1828 keepers house. The lighthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.

                                               

Newburyport Harbor Light

The Newburyport Harbor Light, also known as Plum Island Light, built in 1788, is a historic lighthouse on Northern Boulevard in Newburyport, Massachusetts. The original 4th order Fresnel lens is still in use, one of only five original glass Fresn ...

                                               

North Brother Island Light

North Brother Island Light was a lighthouse located on North Brother Island in the East River in New York City. The lighthouse was at the southern tip of the island. Before the lighthouse was erected, the island was uninhabited and saw no formal ...

                                               

North Dumpling Light

The lighthouse was illuminated in 1849 and the current tower was first lit in 1871. The lighthouse was deactivated in 1959. The foundation is wood pilings and stone and the construction is brick and wood shingle. The tower is octagonal with a whi ...

                                               

Oak Orchard Light

Oak Orchard Light was a lighthouse that operated on the shores of Lake Ontario, in New York, United States, at Point Breeze from 1871 to 1916. In 2010 a local community group built a historically accurate replica of the lighthouse near the origin ...

                                               

Oakland Harbor Light

The original tower was built in 1890 at the entrance of Oakland Harbor. The wooden pilings on which the structure sat had deteriorated by 1902, and a larger replacement lighthouse was constructed on concrete pilings nearby, which began operation ...

                                               

Ogdensburg Harbor Light

Ogdensburg Harbor Light is a privately owned lighthouse on the St. Lawrence River, listed on the National Park Services Maritime Heritage Program as Lighthouse to visit. and as one of New Yorks Historic Light Stations. In 2016 it was listed on th ...

                                               

Olcott Light

Olcott Light was built on a pier in Olcott, New York at Eighteen Mile Creek, named for being eighteen miles from the Niagara River at Lake Ontario. The light was no longer needed in the 1930s, and was moved to a local yacht club, where it resided ...

                                               

Palmer Island Light

Palmer Island Light Station is a historic lighthouse in New Bedford Harbor in New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA. The lighthouse was built in 1849 out of stone rubble. It was discontinued when the harbors hurricane barrier was built in the early 196 ...

                                               

Peck Ledge Light

Peck Ledge Light, also known as "Peck Ledge Lighthouse", is a sparkplug lighthouse in Norwalk, Connecticut, United States, southeast of Norwalk Harbor and northeast of Goose Island among the Norwalk Islands on Long Island Sound. The lighthouse is ...

                                               

Pelican Bay Light

The Pelican Bay Light is a small, privately owned lighthouse in Brookings, Oregon, United States. It overlooks the Port of Brookings Harbor and the mouth of the Chetco River. Built as an addition to an existing house, Pelican Bay Light is maintai ...

                                               

Pipe Island Light

Pipe Island Light is a privately owned lighthouse on Pipe Island in St. Marys River, Michigan. It was lit in 1888 by the Lake Carriers Association to help ships entering St. Marys River from Lake Huron. In 2005 three cottages and the Victorian ke ...

                                               

Plum Gut Lighthouse

The Plum Gut Lighthouse is a lighthouse between Plum Island and Long Island, New York. It was built in 1898. It is not open to the public and cannot be reached by land, but one can see it via the Cross Sound Ferry.

                                               

Point Au Fer Reef Light

The Point Au Fer Reef Light was a lighthouse built in 1916 on Eugene Island in Atchafalaya Bay, Louisiana to mark a new channel across Point Au Feu Reef. It replaced Southwest Reef Light as the entrance light for the Atchafalaya River. The light ...

                                               

Point Aux Roches Light

Point Aux Roches Light, sometimes referred to as Pointe Au Roches or Point Au Roches, is a lighthouse on Lake Champlain in New York. It is just north of Point Au Roches State Park. The Coast Guard sold the property in the 1930s. It is a private r ...

                                               

Point Conception Light

Point Conception Light is a lighthouse on Point Conception at the west entrance of the Santa Barbara Channel, California. It is one of the earliest California lighthouses and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

                                               

Point Diablo Light

The Point Diablo Light is a lighthouse in California, United States, about halfway between Point Bonita and Lime Point on the northern side of the Golden Gate Bridge, California

                                               

Point Fermin Light

The lighthouse was built in 1874 and designed by Paul J. Pelz, who also designed Point Fermins sister stations, East Brother Island Light in Richmond, California, Mare Island Light, in Carquinez Strait, California demolished in the 1930s, Point H ...

                                               

Point Judith Light

The Point Judith Light is located on the west side of the entrance to Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island as well as the north side of the eastern entrance to Block Island Sound. The confluence of two waterways make this area busy with water traffic a ...

                                               

New Point Loma Lighthouse

It was first lighted on March 23, 1891, replacing the Old Point Loma Lighthouse which is atop the 400 feet 120 m cliffs of Point Loma; the old lighthouse was often obscured by fog. The new light is only 88 feet 27 m above the water. The first lig ...

                                               

Point Retreat Light

Point Retreat Light is a lighthouse located on the Mansfield Peninsula at the northern tip of Admiralty Island in southeastern Alaska, United States. It provides aid in navigation through the Lynn Canal.

                                               

Point Sherman Light

The Point Sherman Light was a lighthouse located 38 miles north of Juneau, Alaska, along the east side of Lynn Canal, eight miles south of Eldred Rock Light. It is no longer standing.

                                               

Pomham Rocks Light

Pomham Rocks Light is a historic lighthouse in the Providence River about 200 yards off the shoreline of the Riverside neighborhood of the city of East Providence, Rhode Island. The light was established in 1871. The light was one of a group of N ...

                                               

Pond Island Light

Pond Island Light is a lighthouse at the mouth of the Kennebec River, Maine. It was first established in 1821 on Pond Island at the mouth of the Kennebec. The present structure was built in 1855.

                                               

Poplar Point Light

Poplar Point Light, built in 1831, is an historic lighthouse in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. It stands at the end of Poplar Point, marking the southern point of Wickford Harbor. The lighthouse was built in 1831 with a stone keepers dwelling and ...

                                               

Punta de las Figuras Light

Punta de las Figuras Light is an historic lighthouse located in Arroyo, Puerto Rico. It was first lit by the Spanish government in 1893. The light was relocated in 1938, and the structure was deactivated and abandoned. During World War II, the li ...

                                               

Punta Gorda Light

Punta Gorda Lighthouse is a lighthouse in the United States, 12 miles south of Cape Mendocino, California, within Humboldt County. Access is via a short hike from the end of a 4WD road. It is managed by the Bureau of Land Management.

                                               

Punta Mulas Light

Punta Mulas Light, also known as Faro de Vieques, is a historic lighthouse located in the north shore of Vieques, an island-municipality of Puerto Rico. It was first lit in 1896 and automated in 1949. Punta Mulas Light was the second lighthouse b ...

                                               

USS Relief (1904)

The fifth USS Relief was a lightship that served in the United States Navy from 1918 to 1919. Relief was built in 1904 as a light vessel for the United States Lighthouse Service, a part of the United States Department of the Treasury. She was emp ...