LighthouseInformation.com
Lighthouses by Region
  United States
    Maine Lighthouses
    North Atlantic
    South Atlantic
    Gulf of Mexico
    Great Lakes
    Pacific Northwest
    California Lighthouses
    Hawaii Lighthouses
    Alaska Lighthouses
    Other USA Lighthouses
  Great Britain
Foghorns
Lighthouse History
Glossary
Lighthouse Books
Lighthouse Artwork
Lighthouse Stamps
Links
Bibliography
Want to help?
Home

Lighthouse History

The earliest "lighthouses" around the world were merely bonfires on beaches or cliffs.

The first recorded lighthouse was first lit in Alexandria in 285 B.C.

In America, the first lighthouse was Boston Light. Prior to the construction and lighting of Boston Light, the beacons that were used were just lanterns on poles. One of the earliest was a beacon at Point Allerton in Hull in 1673.1


Bibliography

  1. D'Entremont, Jeremy. "Boston Light History" [Online] Available http://www.lighthouse.cc/boston/history.html, February 18, 2005.

  2. PBS. "Legendary Lighthouses" [Online] Available http://www.pbs.org/legendarylighthouses/index.html, March 3, 2005.




















© 2005 InetSolve Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. Page design by BasicTemplates.com.