8 ancient lighthouses that are historical landmarks

Used as beacons to navigate ships through hazardous shoals and reefs, lighthouses have traditionally provided safe entries into harbours.  Though widely used in the past, they have now been replaced by modern navigational instruments.  However lighthouses across the world are symbols of the marine culture of those times when sailors relied on the blinking light emitted from these imposing structures to make way to dry land.  Lighthouse architecture is a study in structural engineering, illumination and optical systems.  Though these architectural marvels are no more in use, they have their place in history.  Here is a curated collection of historical and charming lighthouses around the world.

Canadian iconic symbol of the Peggy's Cove Lighthouse in Nova Scotia
Canadian iconic symbol of the Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse in Nova Scotia

 

Lighthouse in Plymouth, UK
Lighthouse in Plymouth, UK

 

Red lighthouse at the Dutch island Texel
Red lighthouse at the Dutch island Texel

 

View of lighthouse in Grand Harbour, Valletta, Malta
View of lighthouse in Grand Harbour, Valletta, Malta

 

Lighthouse at Chania, Crete
Lighthouse at Chania, Crete

 

Nobska Point Lighthouse In Woods Hole, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Nobska Point Lighthouse In Woods Hole, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

 

Cape Reinga Lighthouse, north edge of New Zealand
Cape Reinga Lighthouse, north edge of New Zealand

 

The Graves Light of Boston Harbor is an automated lighthouse eight nautical miles from Boston's inner harbor
The Graves Light of Boston Harbor is an automated lighthouse eight nautical miles from Boston’s inner harbor

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