Help saving lighthouses around the world!
Bookalighthouse.com cares about the future of lighthouses. Therefore we raise attention for the preservation of lighthouses around the world, so also future generations can enjoy these wonderful beacons of hope. In the articles published in this Global Lighthouse Preservation section we share information about the great lighthouse saving projects along countless shorelines– and you’re invited to get involved!
When most of us think about lighthouses, we envision a bright light that guides mariners home. That is not all the lighthouses around the nation do. Many of them are places of rich historical significance and some even environmental treasures. Fire Island’s Lighthouse is as much a treasure due to its functionality, as it is to its preservation of the wildlife that calls it home. Read more >>
There was a time when a lighthouse was the center of life for the individuals who resided in its wake. Things have not changed much over time. The Fairport Lighthouse Museum on the shore of Lake Erie is continuing not only to show proceeding generations what life used to be like, but it is also uniting the community the way it always has. Read more>>
Surrounded by the most spectacular lighthouses found around America, Chesapeake Chapter is an organization whose mission is to restore the many architectural wonders for proceeding generations to witness and explore. Their aim is to preserve maritime history for all to appreciate. Read more>>
As a lighthouse enthusiast you should have seen the Beavertail Lighthouse at least once in your life. This beacon is the third-oldest lighthouse in the US and has a great museum where you can find over 250 years of history about this unique spot. Read more >>
Surrounded by the sea and in the middle of many trade routes, Florida always has been of vital importance to tradesmen. The lighthouses along the shores have therefore been of at least the same importance. Now that they are getting more and more obsolete due to modern navigation systems the Florida Lighthouse Association takes care of the beacons. Read more>>
Most lighthouses are located along salty shores, but let's not forget the beacons on the great lakes. A beautiful example is the Ashtabula lighthouse on Erie Lake. And after almost 150 years it's still bringing the weary home. Read more>>
It is possible that one of the greatest historic marine landmarks may be on its way to extinction. This magnificent lighthouse, after 125 years in the Atlantic, is being held up in political purgatory. Read more>>
Saving the St George Lighthouse is an example of the power of a great cooperation between government and volunteers. This light can be found at in St. George Island, Florida, although it literally washed into the sea ten years ago when it collapsed into the Gulf of Mexico on Friday October 21, 2005. Read more>>