Glossaries, Facts & Trivia

Lighthouse Glossaries & Terminology

Glossary of Lighthouse Terms
This glossary features a list of the terms common to lighthouse "lingo", such as: argand lamps, chariot wheels, astragals, range lights, and screwpile towers. Similar to many specialized fields, the terminology related to lighthouses, lightships, and other aids to navigation is unique.

Glossary of Light List Terms
A comprehensive list of definitions for lighthouse terms & abbreviations, coordinates, characteristics, light patterns, optic, daymarks, and lightships.

Sea Girt Lighthouse Terminology, Part 1
An excellent resource for detailed lighthouse terms with comprehensive definitions.

Sea Girt Lighthouse Terminology, Part 2
Additional lighthouse terms with comprehensive definitions.

Lighthouse Facts & Trivia

Fun Facts about the Lighthouses of the UK
What was the first lighthouse built in the United States? Does any lighthouse have an elevator? What is the tallest lighthouse in the United States? Enjoy learning interesting facts about lighthouses and lighthouse history.

Fun Trivia
This is a great site for a variety of interactive lighthouse related quizzes. It contains 12 quizzes on lighthouse topics ranging from general lighthouse knowledge to lighthouses in the movies and lighthouse of England and Wales.

The History of Lighthouses from The Keeper's Log

Historic Articles
Articles from past issues The Keeper's Log magazine

Subject Index
Articles that have been published in The Keeper's Log magazine