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Scenic Lighthouses

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