Located at rocky coasts, towering cliffs stand up high. They served as beacons to ships at sea, alerting mariners to potential danger or signalling safe harbour.
In the early days these lighthouses were all manual, light was produced by fires or candles then slowly progressed to oil and kerosene was used and then it slowly moved to electricity.
Here are 5 majestic lighthouses from around the world:
1. Whiteford Lighthouse, United Kingdom
This beautiful cast iron structure stands up at 44 feet above water and was built in 1865.
2. St. Joseph Lighthouse, Michigan, USA
Those who love admiring lighthouses this one is a stunner.
3. The Victoria Lighthouse, Laguna Beach, California, USA
If you hike out onto the rocks and around the point near the stairway access you will be able to see the Victorian La Tour Tower (this stair tower is commonly referred to as a lighthouse structure) that was built back in the 1920’s.
4. South Stack Lighthouse, Holyhead, Wales
On the summit of a small island off the north-west coast of Holy Island, Anglesey, Wales. This lighthouse was built in 1809 to warn ships of the dangerous rocks below.
5. The Lighthouse of Kermorvan, France
A stunner indeed!