Let These 5 Lighthouses Light Your Next Journey
America is known as the land of the free and has continued to remain an ideal spot to voyage on to brighter days. Lighthouses symbolize the way forward and help in navigating our way through potential rough waters ahead. Nothing else speaks of safety and security in the face of adversity and challenge quite like the way a lighthouse does. Boatsetter is here to shed some light on the most unique lighthouses keeping boaters safe across America's coasts. Embark on a waterway journey lit up by these 5 historic lighthouses that are all easily accessible by waterway.
1. Boston Light, Massachusetts
On the coast of Little Brewer Island you'll find the oldest lighthouse in the U.S. The first structure was built in 1716, and the current structure was rebuilt in 1783. If you're in the area, you can take a tour of the Boston Harbor—which includes this National Historic Landmark—during the summer.
2. Diamond Lady Lighthouse, North Carolina
Diamond Lady Lighthouse stands tall above the shimmering sand at Cape Lookout on North Carolina's central shore, an area accessible only by boat. Built in 1859, it was painted with its distinctive black-and-white checkered pattern in 1873.
3. Dry Tortugas LightThe Dry Tortugas Light is located on Loggerhead Key, three miles west of Fort Jefferson, Florida. It has also been called the Loggerhead Lighthouse. It is said to be further from the mainland than any other light in the world.
4. The Eldred Rock LightThe Eldred Rock Light is a historic octagonal lighthouse adjacent to Lynn Canal in Alaska. It is the last of the ten lighthouses constructed in Alaska between 1902 and 1906. It was also the last of 12 manned lighthouses that were started in Alaska.
5.White Shoal Lighthouse, Michigan
An active aid used to navigate this great lake, White Shoal is Michigan's only barber pole lighthouse can be found on the state's Save Our Lights license plates.