The World's Greatest Lighthouses

Adzhigolsky lighthouse of 64 meters built in 1911 according to the design of an outstanding engineer, academician Vladimir Shukhov. This is the highest single-section hyperboloid tower built by architect. The highest lighthouse in Ukraine, ranked 18th in the list of the highest “traditional” lighthouses in the world. Service and residential buildings are located under the lighthouse.

The Stanislav-Adzhigolsky lighthouse, another construction of Shukhov, is installed nearby.

Kherson region, Ukraine

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Tamara Island lighthouse, near Conakry, Guinea, West Africa

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Cape Canaveral, Florida. Erected in 1868. Once very isolated, it is now located among the missile launch pads at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The lighthouse is now owned and maintained by the U.S. Air Force. The light itself is maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard.

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The highest place in the world where you can find a lighthouse is on the top of the Oberalp Pass in Graubunden, Switzerland !
Don’t have a picture but just google and you 'll see it :blush:

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Eric: since I know now that you like paper models, I had to contribute this one. It’s of the French lighthouse Ar-Men, in one of the most inhospitable locations on the planet (for anything but a lighthouse!).

The paper model is from the 1930s from Nantes, France.

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Reyjanes Light on the southwestern point of Iceland, arguably the easternmost lighthouse in North America, as it is steps to the north and west of the rift between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates!! IMG_2333|375x500

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I grew up around Peggy’s Cove, too. When I think of lighthouses, that’s the one I picture. But these others are pretty fantastic, too

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The Faro Voltiano in Brunate, a mountain village over Como, dominates Lake Como with a magnificent panorama opening below it. It is dedicated to Como’s most illustrious citizen, Alessandro Volta, inventor of the electric battery. You can climb the staircase inside it and get to the top and get an astounding view on Lake Como, Switzerland and a portion of the Alps. From there you can also follow the road and do wonderful hikes in the “Triangolo Lariano”, as well as go back to visit the village of Brunate, with its fancy liberty villas and the 125-year-old funicular railway linking it to the city of Como.

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Currituck Light (NC) is interesting being all brick. I always like that.

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My favorite lighthouse has got to be the Cape Hatteras lighthouse. Not only is it the tallest brick lighthouse, it was also moved 200 feet 20 years ago!

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Oh this is awesome! thank you for sharing, Tom!

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My favorite is the Seguin Island Light Station. Built in 1796, it is 3 miles off the mouth of the Kennebec River and Popham Beach in Maine. It still has the original Fresnel lens, a fog horn, and volunteer lighthouse keepers each summer. A ferry service is available to visit in the summer months. Amazing views of the islands dotting the mid coast, and on a clear day you can see Mt. Washington in New Hampshire. image

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Not to mention the fact that it appears to be on land with no water! <:

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A fabulous place, as you say such a peaceful vibe. A lottery win would see me relocate!

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All great choices! One more incredible than the next!

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Ardnamurchan lighthouse, on the Ardnamurchan peninsula the most westerly point of the UK mainland. Very isolated by British standards. Stunningly beautiful area

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My vote goes to this lighthouse in Paquetá Island, Rio de Janeiro. The island is in itself an “oddity”: It is an official neighborhood of Rio, but only accessible by taking a 45 minute ferry. Also, no cars are allowed.
(photo by me)

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Chantry Island Lighthouse on Lake Huron! Wildly shocking: when one goes to visit, one arrive by charter boat, walk onto the island via a pier fiercely guarded by a mama seagull with a nest under the boardwalk, and then visits a beautiful English gardens and beautifully preserved historic family home, including ghost story in basement. But! Travel up the stairs to the top of the lighthouse, turn slowly around and look at the back half of the small island And Shock! Desolation! Black, dead tress, so many! Commodore birds. In all tree branches. Creepy AF.

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I worked for a guy in Elkhart,IN that did sandblasting,That lighthouse from St. Augustine,Florida,I sandblasted an exact replica (down sized) of it for a guy.He brought us pics of it when he got it done.It was awesome!

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Not the tallest, but an unusual Art Deco style lighthouse in the former Spanish enclave of Sidi Ifni, Southern Morocco.

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