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Nova Scotia, Canada

Cape George Lighthouse

Over 107 years, six different lightkeepers manned this lighthouse before it was rebuilt and automated in 1968.

Pouto Peninsula, New Zealand

Pouto Lighthouse

The Pouto Lighthouse is New Zealand's oldest wooden lighthouse made of kauri timber.

County Down, Northern Ireland, Ireland

Donaghadee Lighthouse

Before the Donaghadee Lighthouse was built, young Northern Irish couples looking to marry legally in Scotland would depart from the Donaghadee Harbor.

Marathon, Florida, United States

Faro Blanco Lighthouse

This lighthouse in the Florida Keys keeps has served as a residence and office as well as an unofficial private navigator for boats.

Taranaki, New Zealand

Cape Egmont Lighthouse

Originally built in 1865, this lighthouse was dismantled and moved to Cape Egmont after it was mistaken for another lighthouse.

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

New Canal Light

The New Canal Light in New Orleans has been operated by a long series of lightkeepers, and notably, many were women.

Lake Vanern, Sweden

Hammarö Skage

Of the nearly thirty lighthouses on Lake Vänern, this lighthouse employs a residential design with a lake house-style structure as its base.

Porto, Portugal

Farol de Felgueiras

Situated at the Mouth of the Douro River, this lighthouse welcomes ships to the ancient Portuguese city of Porto.

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Brockton Point Lighthouse

For many years keepers of the Brockton Point Lighthouse in Vancouver were charged with firing the "9 O'clock Gun”, a muzzle-loaded naval cannon fired at 6pm to signal the close of fishing.

Quadra Island, Canada

Cape Mudge Lighthouse

This Canadan Lighthouse has been standing on Quadra Island since the days of the Klondike goldrush.

Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

Faro Los Morillos

The Los Morillos Light in Puerto Rico is surrounded by salt-rich coves, where salt mining has been an important industry for centuries.

Australia, Bruny Island, Cape Bruny Lighthouse

Cape Bruny Lighthouse

The second oldest extant lighthouse tower in Australia has been continuously manned for 158 years.

Lima, Peru

La Marina Lighthouse

Urban legend attributes the design of this famous Peruvian lighthouse in the Miraflores district of Lima, to Gustave Eiffel. You may know him from his famous tower in Paris.

Marsden, United Kingdom

Souter Lighthouse

Souter Lighthouse located in South Shields, Tyne & Wear, England was the first lighthouse in the world to be built specifically to use alternating electric current.

San Diego, California, USA

Old Point Loma Lighthouse

This San Diego lighthouse is said to be named for a young woman who survived a shipwreck only to be murdered by a slighted suitor, who met his own demise soon after, at the lighthouse.

Long Beach Island, New Jersey, USA

Barnegat Light

"Old Barney" on Long Beach Island, NJ is on the National Register of Historic Places, and its beacon changed several times since the mid-19th century.

Cape Otoway, Victoria, Australia

Cape Otway Lightstation

This lighthouse in Victoria, Australia has witnessed many shipwrecks and sea battles. Today, visitors can stay at the keeper's cottages, onsite.

Gdansk, Poland

Nowy Port

This lighthouse in Gdansk, Poland stood witness to the first battle of World War II.

Tarragona, Spain

Far del Fangar

The Fangar Lighthouse in Tarragona, Spain replaced the original, which was destroyed during the Spanish Civil War.

Hatteras, North Carolina, USA

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

An engineering feat occurred in 1999 when the massive concrete Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in North Carolina was moved almost a mile inland to safer ground.

York, Maine, USA

Cape Neddick Light

One of the most photographed lighthouses in the world, steeped in maritime history.

Port Fairy, Victoria, Australia

Griffith’s Island Lighthouse

Griffith's Island off the coast of Victoria, Australia, is home to this 19th century lighthouse, a popular visiting site for Aboriginals to Australian whalers.

Finistere, France

Lighthouse Guilvinec

Called "The Fire of the North Jetty", this almost century-old lighthouse in Guilvinec, France is known as one of "The Three Lights of Guilvinec."

Hellissandur, Iceland

Svortuloft Lighthouse

Powered by solar energy, the Svortuloft Lighthouse in Iceland is called the Black Ceiling because of the black lava rocks surrounding it.

Brooklyn, New York, USA

Coney Island Boardwalk

New York City's Coney Island Lighthouse stands watch over its famous boardwalk, now a city landmark.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

Lake Hefner Lighthouse

This lighthouse is a rare sight; it sits on the edge of a manmade lake in Oklahoma City, a landlocked state.

Hamburg, Germany

Bunthauser Spitze Light

This dreamy lighthouse monitors the flow rate of the branches of the Elbe river in Hamburg, Germany.

Dublin, Ireland

Baily Lighthouse

This Irish lighthouse was the last of its kind - a manually operated light was in place until 1996, and the final light keeper left the post soon after.

Westkapelle, Netherlands


Open to the public for climbing, this 19th century lighthouse still leads ships to harbor in the Netherlands.

Cape Town, South Africa

Green Point Lighthouse

The Green Point Lighthouse in Cape Town, South Africa, was lit in April 1824, and is the oldest operational lighthouse in South Africa.

Woody Point, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Woody Point Lighthouse

This wooden light house continues to serve as a navigational aid for fishing communities in Newfoundland, Canada.

Hvalnes, Iceland

Hvalnes Lighthouse

The striking Hvalnes Lighthouse in Iceland, is located on a sub-volcanic rock mountain, containing quartz and precious metals.

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