Series II - Lost Lighthouses 2

The USLHS Passport Program continues to celebrate visiting lighthouses and their ongoing preservation with Series II of Lost Lighthouses. There are so many of these lost lighthouses that were so very important to our maritime history, we felt a second series was necessary.

1. The Bullock’s Point Lighthouse

Bullock’s Point Lighthouse, sitting in the treacherous shoals of the Providence River, had always been an important navigational aid for the numerous ships that sailed in and out of Providence, Rhode Island. read more...

 

2. The Willapa Bay Lighthouse

For over 80 years, the Willapa Bay lighthouse stood guard over the entrance of Willapa Bay (originally called Shoalwater Bay). As one of the first 8 lighthouses on the West Coast, Willapa Bay was built in Cape Cod style with a squat tower and lantern resting on a simple cottage. read more...

 

3. The Fort Sumter Lighthouse

In 1856, the light at Fort Sumter was activated for the first time. For the next 100 years, 6 more lights would mark Fort Sumter to guide ships into Charleston Harbor. read more...

 

4. The Ballast Point Lighthouse

The Point Loma lighthouse, built atop a lofty bluff in 1855, was the first of three lighthouses to be built in San Diego. Though the structure proved to be lasting and stable, mariners complained that the light was often unreliable. read more...


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The Pharos of Alexandria - purported to be the world's first "lost" lighthouse