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Old 01-27-2009, 01:00 PM
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Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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What are some of the best Light Houses to visit on the Gulf or Atlantic seashores?

I've only been to the one at Tybee Island, GA. What are some other good ones to visit?
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Old 01-27-2009, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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My favorite is Hatteras


source: lighthousegetaway


source: outer-banks.com

Location: Buxton, NC (Hatteras Island, Outer Banks)
Constructed: 1870
Height: 208 ft (tallest in U.S.)


Cape Hatteras Light was constructed so tall so that it would be visible far out to sea (as far as 20 miles). The shoals around Cape Hatteras were notoriously dangerous for mariners.

The lighthouse was constructed 1,500 feet from the ocean. However, after more than 100 years of beach erosion, the lighthouse was in danger of falling into the drink. In 1999, the lighthouse was moved 2,900 feet inland (the island isn't much wider than that!). Regrettably, I haven't been to visit Hatteras Light since it was moved. It's a beautiful structure, and the tallest thing for miles and miles.

http://www.unixdoctor.com/albums/vacations_2007_OBX/Cape_Hatteras_Lighthouse_move_1999.sized.jpg (broken link)




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Old 01-27-2009, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston Light is very pretty. Its on Little Brewster Island in Boston Harbor and accessible by boat. I'm not sure if its open for touring or anything like that. Unfortunately, I've never been out to the island, but I've seen the lighthouse many times from Nantasket Beach.


http://a013.uscgaux.info/Boston_light/BL_Aerial.jpg

I also like Chatham Light, not really because the lighthouse itself is that spectacular (I'd describe it more as cute than grand), but because the beaches it lies on are beautiful.

http://www.elohi.com/photo/lighthouse/chatham-light1.jpeg (broken link)
http://www.elohi.com/photo/lighthouse/chatham-light1.jpeg (broken link)


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/35/73...bd773b.jpg?v=0
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Old 01-27-2009, 02:05 PM
 
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Some lighthouses that I've actually seen...in person...


I love the humble look of the Key West Lighthouse...built in 1849.

Key West Lighthouse on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mthalen/2855765241/ - broken link)



I also love the shorties in Provincetown... Both were built in the 1800s.


Race Point Lighthouse

http://www.flickr.com/photos/eldt/382404404/ (broken link)

Long Point Lighthouse...Pilgrim Monument in the background

Long Point Lighthouse and Pilgrim Monument, Provincetown on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mountainmonkey/2865512631/ - broken link)


Sapelo Island Lighthouse (Georgia)...built in 1820, it is the nation's 2nd oldest lighthouse.

Sapelo Island Lighthouse on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lightkeeper/1480554409/ - broken link)
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Old 01-27-2009, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Somerville, MA
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I like Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth, ME:



I grew up looking at Palmer's Island Light in New Bedford, MA:




and Finally, I used to drive by the Borden Flats light in Fall River, MA almost every day:

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Old 01-27-2009, 02:44 PM
 
Location: moving again
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We have some lighthouses here in Maryland!


Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse on Flickr - Photo Sharing!


Drum Point Lighthouse on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Here's one relocated to Baltimore


Baltimore - Inner Harbor: 7 Foot Knoll Lighthouse on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
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Old 01-27-2009, 03:13 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Cape May, NJ


Sandy Hook, NJ


Barnegat Bay, NJ
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Old 01-27-2009, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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My favorite in New Jersey is/are probably the Twin Lights of Navesink, NJ






http://www.desolationrow.org/Rose/images/Twin%20Lights%20-%20North%20Tower.jpg (broken link)

The view up top of Sandy Hook and NYC in the distance




http://www.njlhs.org/Favorite/TwinLights.jpg (broken link)



The most well-known lighthouse in New Jersey is probably Barnegat Light on Long Beach Island:

http://www.in-my-minds-eye.com/Barnegat%20Lighthouse,NJ.jpg (broken link)
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:51 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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The ones that poop into my head when I think Atlantic seaboard lighthouses are West Quoddy head Light in Lubec, Maine

Nubble Light in Cape Neddick, Maine

Isle au Haut Light on Robinson Point, west coast of Isle au Haut, Maine

Isles of Shoals Light on White Island, New Hampshire

Head Harbour Light, on Campobello Island, New Brunswick Canada

Cape Jourimain Light, located in the Cape Tormentine New Brunswick Canada area. Last time I saw this light it was looking to be in very rough shape and I don't know how long it will be around. It was closed down when the Confederation Bridge was opened back in 1997.

Other than these, I am at a loss for the rest of the Eastern Seaboard lights. Now if you want to talk Great Lake lights, that is a different story.
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Old 01-27-2009, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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The ones that poop into my head when I think Atlantic seaboard lighthouses are West Quoddy head Light in Lubec, Maine
I surely hope nothing "poops" into your head.

Don't forget:

Nubble, Maine
Portland, Maine
Bass Harbor Head, Maine (my favorite)
Assateague Island, Virginia
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