Let There Be Light!
Wikipedia defines Lighthouse as such: A tower, building, or other type of structure designed to emit light from a system of lamps and lenses and to serve as a navigational aid for maritime pilots at sea or on inland waterways. Lighthouses mark dangerous coastlines, hazardous shoals, reefs, and safe entries to harbors; they also assist in aerial navigation. Once widely used, the number of operational lighthouses has declined due to the expense of maintenance and use of electronic navigational systems.
What the definition does not mention is the alluring elegance and beauty of these timeless historical structures and the joy that they bring to the soul. Having a family that liked to explore and travel extensively, and growing up on Long Island, New York, I have very fond memories of the many different lighthouses we would pass by and often stop and visit and those feelings were definitely elicited. From my home town in Huntington and the North shore in Cold Spring Harbor, to the end of the island at Montauk Point, there were plenty to see.
The lighthouses featured in our 2019 Vintage Lighthouses calendar come from several states in the New England area, and stretch as far as California and thumbnails can be seen on the back of the Calendar below…
Here are several more to inspire you…
Cockspur Lighthouse, Cockspur Island, Savannah River, Savannah, Chatham County, GA
Pigeon Point Lighthouse, State Highway 1, Pescadero, San Mateo County, CA
Whether it’s your den, living room, kitchen, or library, we’re confident these beacons of beauty will be sure to shine the light brightly no matter where you hang them. We’re banking that you’ll enjoy the historical nautical towers of lighthouses that stand as living classics serving as navigational aids to sea captains along coastlines, reefs, shoals and harbors across the good ol’ USA. Let there be light!