Lighthouse superlatives: Exploring Florida's oldest, tallest and most haunted lights

The word "lighthouse" probably conjures images of idyllic beachside scenes or historic postcards that invoke a certain sense of nostalgia. They might be seen as beacons of hope to guide those in need during challenging of stormy conditions.

Ponce Inlet, FL - Dave Zapatka

Every lighthouse has a story involving keepers, their families, pets and a lifestyle that could sometimes prove hard and solitary. 

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Donations Will Help With Eagle Bluff (WI) Lighthouse Restoration

The Door County Historical Society invites the community to support its effort to raise $3 million for projects.

Eagle Bluff, MI - Ralph Eshelman

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Trip to Peninsula Point Lighthouse brings Michigan history, school report to life

Ever had the chance to live out one of your child's school projects in person?

Point Peninsula, MI - USLHS archive

I recently did, and in the process also learned more about a unique and historic lighthouse in Michigan, a state that has many of them. 

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Old Point Loma (CA) Lighthouse In San Diego Closed For Restoration Until August.

If you're planning a trip to Cabrillo National Monument this summer, be prepared to skip the Old Point Loma Lighthouse on your itinerary.

Old Point Loma, CA - Ralph Eshelman

The historic landmark, an emblem of San Diego's maritime history since 1855, is sealed off to visitors until the end of August for some much-needed TLV, Fox 5 San Diego reports.

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Herd Groyne Lighthouse (England) to undergo250,000 repairs

A historic lighthouse is to undergo 250,000 worth of maintenance in the coming months.

Herd Groyne, UK - USLHS archive

Work to restore, paint and clean Herd Groyne lighthouse in South Shields, South Tyneside, will begin on 17 June.

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Plans submitted for major repairs to iconic South Shields (England) lighthouse and pier damaged by Storm Babet

Plans to mend the storm damage at the iconic South Pier Lighthouse in South Shields have been submitted to council development chiefs.

South Shields, England - USLHS archive

The planning department of South Tyneside Council has received an application for the historic lighthouse and pier, which is over a century old.

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Iconic Seacow Head Lighthouse (Canada) is wrapping up renos for a new visitor experience

The Seacow Head Lighthouse is a classic PEI landmark that's been getting some upgrades, with the volunteer group in charge acknowledging there have been "a few roadblocks along the way."

Seacow Head, Canada - USLHS archive

Jim MacFarlane is on the board of directors with Friends of Seacow Lighthouse Inc., which took ownership of the lighthouse from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in 2022.

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Door County (WI) Lighthouse Festival includes foghorn presentation

History comes alive with the sights and sounds of an old steam whistle.

Sherwood Point, WI, Mike & Carol McKinney

It's all part of the 31st Spring Door County Lighthouse Festival, which kicked off Friday morning.

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Cruise the Great Lakes lights on board Shepler's Ferry

You can view some of the lighthouses on the Great Lakes with a new ferry cruise.

White Shoal, MI - USLHS archive

Shepler's is offering two new tours this summer

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General Services Administration seeks to transfer Ontonagon Harbor West Breakwater (MI) Light to agency or nonprofit

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) hopes to transfer ownership of the Ontonagon Harbor West Breakwater Light in Ontonagon County, Michigan. The historic lighthouse is available at no cost to eligible entities pursuant to the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act (NHLPA) of 2000.

Ontonagon West Pierhead, MI - Thomas A Tag

Under the NHLPA, a lighthouse property that has been determined excess to the needs of the U.S. Coast Guard is made available at no cost to eligible entities.

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