- History of Lighthouses
- Lighthouses Today
- Lighthouse Museums
- Private Lighthouse Pages
- Dates and figures
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- New England Lighthouses
- Northern Lighthouse Board UK
- Florida Lighthouse Association
- The Lighthouse People - lots of picture
- Lighthouse Heritage
- National Lighthouse Museum
- Scottish Lighthouse Museum
- Ponce Inlet Lighthouse Museum
- Shore Village Museum - Maine's Lighthouse Museum
Private Lighthouse Pages
- Florida Lighthouse Page - An accurately recording of their history and current condition by Neil Hurley.
- The Lighthouse Directory
- Outer Banks Lighthouse Society
- Rudy and Alice's Lighthouse Page
Dates and figures
- Tallest Lighthouse: The steel Marine Tower at Yamashita Park in Yokohama, Japan is 106 m (348 ft) high. It has a visibility range of 32 km (20 miles) and an observatory 100 m (328 ft) above the ground. Visitors can see Japan's Mount Fuji froim the observatory.
- Asia's oldest lighthouse
- The Bell Rock Lighthouse
Robert Stevenson's Bell Rock Lighthouse was created off the east coast of Scotland between 1807 and 1811, when the world was very different from how it is today. Stevenson, the grandfather of Robert Louis Stevenson, had dreamed for years of making his mark on the world, by bringing light to the treacherous Scottish coast. He aimed to take on the most dangerous place of all, the Bell Rock, a large reef 11 miles out to sea, dangerously positioned in the approach to the Firth of Forth.
In 1799, over 70 ships went down in a violent storm that raged along the coast, yet still the authorities opposed his plan. How could anyone build a lighthouse 11 miles out to sea, on a rock that was submerged by up to 16 feet of water for most of the day? Battling against the odds, Stevenson did eventually build his lighthouse, and to this day it shines out across the North Sea, the oldest offshore lighthouse still standing anywhere in the world.
Literatur about Lighthouses from amazon.com
- The Ultimate Book of Lighthouses (Paid link) by Samuel Willard Compton, Michael J. Rhein
- America's Atlantic Coast Lighthouses (Paid link) by Ken Kochel, Jeremy D' Entremont
- Lighthouses of the United States (Revised Second Edition) (Paid link) by Peter D. Bachelder, Robert Hartnett
- The Lighthouse Almanac (Paid link) by Elinor DeWire
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