Bob Hoelscher

Scenic Lighthouses

Posted by Bob Hoelscher in Uncategorized on August 12, 2013


Yaquina Head Light

Visiting the nation’s many historic and picturesque lighthouses has become very popular among travelers these days, so I thought I might provide some photographic examples of a number of particularly attractive examples of such structures that I have encountered during the past few years.  Although a second installment will follow next month, by no means should my personal offerings be interpreted as anything approaching a “top 20” list of the finest lighthouses that the country has to offer.

Yaquina Head Light, Newport, OR – 1873 – 93 feet in height

Cape Lookout Light, Cape Lookout National Seashore, NC – 1859 – 163 feet in height

Whitefish Point Light, Whitefish Point (north of Paradise), MI – 1861 – 76 feet in height

Highland Lighthouse, Cape Cod National Seashore, MA – 1857 – 66 feet in height

Devils Island Lighthouse, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, WI – 1901 – 80 feet in height

Point Cabrillo Lighthouse, Mendocino Coast, CA – 1909 – 47 feet in height

Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, Mackinaw City, MI – 1892 – 50 feet in height

South Breakwater Outer Light, Duluth Harbor, MN – 1901 – 44 feet in height

Sandy Hook Light, Gateway National Recreation Area, NJ – 1764 – 103 feet in height

Pierhead Lighthouse, Petoskey, MI – 1924 – 44 feet in height