A History Of The Lighthouse
Lighthouses have been a romantic fixture along coastlines for thousands of years. Probably the most famous lighthouse in history is the lighthouse that was on the coastline of ancient Alexandria. In the United States, you can find classic lighthouses along both the east and west coasts as well as great lighthouse prints of historic lighthouses.
While lighthouses were commonly built in many coastal European cities, the first lighthouse to appear in North America was built in St. Augustine, Florida. This lighthouse was built in 1586 and was first depicted on a map in 1791.
The oldest existing lighthouse in the United States is the Sandy Hook Lighthouse, which is located in New (more)...