Story goes that the mariners in ancient times were guided using fire built on hill tops which would help them find their way. These ‘fire on hilltop’ eventually took form of lighthouses. Once the essential guide of seaman, there are only a few functional lighthouses left, and their romantic and inspirational powers go way beyond their purpose.
Functional or defunct, these lighthouses have stood the test of time and are a great example of resilient architecture and engineering of olden days. I guess taking some stunning pictures will definitely not ruin anyone’s day, right?Enjoy these 10 beautiful lighthouses!
1. As The Sky Reaches The Water
Cape Elizabeth is the home of Portland Head Light. Situated along the spectacular shores of Fort Williams Park, at 1000 Shore Road, the popular landmark is owned and managed by the Town of Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
2. Kenosha North Pier Lighthouse
The Kenosha North Pier lighthouse is a typical Lake Michigan red tower. The Kenosha North Pier Lighthouse was first constructed in 1906 and is one of a succession of lighthouses at this location.
3. Havana Harbor Lighthouse
Castillo del Morro, the entrance to Havana Harbor, in Cuba. Stunning, isn’t it?
4. Keeping Vessels Safe
Marshall Point Lighthouse, Port Clyde, Maine – station established 1832. This lighthouse was built in 1857 and was automated in 1971.
5. Quoddy Head At Sunrise
The distinctive red and white striped West Quoddy Head Lighthouse stands watch just after sunrise at the eastern most point in the US in Downeast Maine along a region known as the Bold Coast.
6. Illuminated Beacon
Lighthouse on the north wales coast in the golden afterglow of a storm out at sea. Mind-blowing.
7. Yaquina Head Light
Oregon Central Coast, near the mouth of the Yaquina River, you will find Oregon’s tallest lighthouse. At 93 feet high on top of a narrow point of land, the light can be seen 20 miles away.
8. Sunset At Covehead Harbour Lighthouse
Beautiful sunset at Covehead Harbour lighthouse, Prince Edward Island, Canada. I’d love nothing more then to be there, right now.
9. Alki Point Lighthouse
This is the Alki Point Lighthouse, located at southern entrance to Seattle’s Elliott Bay, is still in active service and a US Coast Guard property today.
10. Coquille River Lighthouse
Historic Coquille River Lighthouse that is located at the end of the beach access road in Bullards Beach State Park.