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July 22, 2017

Portland Head Lighthouse, Maine

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Portland Head Lighthouse, Maine

Portland Head Lighthouse, Maine

Portland Head Lighthouse in Maine is probably North America’s most photographed lighthouse. Located at Cape Elizabeth, construction was begun in 1787 at George Washington’s directive and completed in 1791.

Portland Head Lighthouse, Maine

Portland Head Lighthouse, Maine

Portland Head Lighthouse, Maine


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March 20, 2017

Cape St. Vincent Lighthouse

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Cape St. Vincent Lighthouse

The Cape St . Vincent Lighthouse in Portugal

Cape St. Vincent Lighthouse in Portugal. It is the southwest tip of Europe

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February 11, 2016

Nubble Light, Maine

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Nubble Light, Maine

Nubble Light, Maine

Nubble Light, also known as Neddick Light, was opened in 1879

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June 11, 2015

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse: North Carolina

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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse: North Carolina

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse: North Carolina

 

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse: North Carolina

At 210 feet, this is the tallest lighthouse in the United States. |It was completed in 1870. In 1999 it was moved 2900 feet inland due to erosion.

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June 9, 2015

Bodie Island Lighthouse, Outer Banks, North Carolina

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Bodie Island Lighthouse, Outer Banks, North Carolina

Bodie Island Lighthouse, Outer Banks, North Carolina

Built in 1872, it is the third lighthouse on this spot. The first was abandoned after problems with the foundation and the second was destroyed by Confederate soldiers.

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September 19, 2014

Bass Harbor Head Light, Maine

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Bass Harbor Head Light, Maine

Bass Harbor Head Light, Maine

Bass Harbor lies just outside of Acadia National Park in Maine and at the head of the harbor lies a lovely lighthouse. It was built in 1858 and automated in 1974. There is a short trail from the parking lot which leads to the rocks below the light, and a much photographed view of the lighthouse.


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November 19, 2012

Newfoundland- Cape Spear Lighthouses

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Cape Spear Lighthouse

When the morning sun reaches the continent of North America, it first lights the cliffs of Cape Spear.

The site boasts a pair of lighthouses, the current operating lighthouse, and the original, which is now a museum.

Cape Spear Lighthouse

The original lighthouse was Newfoundland’s first and was erected in 1835, and was active until 1955.The museum is set up to show how the original keeper, James Cantwell would have lived with his family over 150 years ago.

Cape Spear is about 40 minutes drive from Newfoundland’s capital, St. John’s.

 


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January 10, 2012

Cabo da roca, Portugal

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Cabo da roca, Portugal

Cabo da roca, Portugal

Cabo da Roca is the westernmost point of both Portugal and Europe. It is a wild scenic spot with a picturesque lighthouse which was completed in 1772. It is about an hours drive from Lisbon.


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