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Wed Aug 7, 2019, 01:44 PM

It's National Lighthouse Day. Here are 40 great photos of lighthouses around the world.

It's National Lighthouse Day. Here are 40 great photos of lighthouses around the world.
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Today is National Lighthouse Day. According to the National Park Service, on this day 230 years ago Congress approved an act to establish and support lighthouses. Here's a collection of 40 photos from The Associated Press archives.

APTOPIX Portugal Weather



People watch huge waves approaching the lighthouse outside the fishing village of Nazare, in the central coast of Portugal on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. Many ports, most in in the north of the country, were closed due to the rough seas. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)

Francisco Seco

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Reply It's National Lighthouse Day. Here are 40 great photos of lighthouses around the world. (Original post)
mahatmakanejeeves Aug 7 OP
justhanginon Aug 7 #1
2naSalit Aug 7 #2
Harker Aug 7 #3
mahatmakanejeeves Aug 7 #5
csziggy Aug 7 #4
pansypoo53219 Aug 8 #6

Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 02:12 PM

1. Excellent! Thank you for posting these photographs.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 03:36 PM

2. Thank you!

Lighthouses were a part of my younger years and I miss them!

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 03:54 PM

3. You're a beacon of light

on a dim day.

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Response to Harker (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 04:37 PM

5. Gawrsh



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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 04:35 PM

4. Here is the Peggy's Cove Lighthouse in Nova Scotia

We were there July 26:



Here is a small lighthouse across the harbor from where the Queen Elizabeth was docked:



And one on an island as we left Halifax that evening:



And the one at St. John's, Newfoundland across from Signal Hill at the entrance to the harbor:



Not a lighthouse - a windmill on Vigur Island near safjrur (great place to see puffins, arctic terns (homicidal arctic terns) and other birds:

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Aug 8, 2019, 08:37 PM

6. finally see that port washington thing up close. its a lighthouse?

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