Outlandish Lighthouses

Tourlitis Lighthouse, Andros Island, Greece

The Lighthouse was built in 1879  on the rocky islet of Tourlitis in the harbor bay of the city of Andros. The location on an isolated rock is a unique element in Greece. The tower is accessible by stairs excavated in the rock.

By anjči [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Thomas Point Shoal Light, Maryland, U.S

A historic lighthouse in the Chesapeake Bay on the east coast of the United States, and the most recognized lighthouse in Maryland. It is the only screw-pile lighthouse in the bay which stands at its original site.

By Peretz Partensky from San Francisco, USA – Lighthouse, CC BY 2.0, Link

Tower of Hercules, Spain

The structure is 55 metres (180 ft) tall and overlooks the North Atlantic coast of Spain. Built in the 2nd century and renovated in 1791, is the oldest Roman lighthouse in use today.

By Luis Miguel Bugallo Sáchez (Lmbuga)Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

Strombolicchio lighthouse, Italy

Strombolicchio is a sea stack of volcanic origin to the northeast of the island of Stromboli. A lighthouse is located on its summit. It can be reached by a concrete stairway of over 200 steps.

By Giovanni from Catania, Sicily – Strombolicchio (tiny Stromboli), CC BY-SA 2.0, Link

Round Island Light (Michigan)

The lighthouse is located on the west shore of Round Island in the shipping lanes of the Straits of Mackinac, which connect Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. Because of its color scheme and form — red stone base and wood tower — it is a recognizable icon of the upper Great Lakes.

By Dale Fisher, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Digital Visual LibraryImage pageImage description pageDigital Visual Library home page, Public Domain, Link

St. Nicholas Church Lighthouse, Crimea

This unique 197 feet (60 meters) tall lighthouse was built in 2007 and aside from its main function it serves as an Orthodox church, a sea victims memorial, and even as a museum to water accidents.

Автор Denis Vitchenko (собственная работа) [CC BY-SA 3.0], через Викисклад

Chiram Hang “Baseball” Light, Busan, Korea

Approx. 8 m (26 ft) round tower shaped like a baseball bat. Next to the tower are sculptures of a baseball and a baseball glove.

Panoramio Creative Commons photo by 도민

Kjeungskjaer Lighthouse, Norway

Built in 1880 the lighthouse is located on a tiny island at the mouth of the Bjugnfjorden. It is not lit during the late spring and early summer due to the midnight sun. The red lighthouse is an octagonal-shaped building that is 20.6 metres (68 ft) tall.

By Rune HalvorsenOwn work, CC BY-SA 3.0 no, Link

Rubjerg Knude lighthouse, Denmark

The lighthouse is located on the coast of the North Sea. Both shifting sands and coastal erosion are a serious problem in the area. The coast is eroded on average 1.5 metres (4.9 ft) a year. It is expected that the tower will fall into the sea by 2023.

By Tester12345 at the German language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

Verdens Ende Light, Norway

A replica of a Vippefyr, an early type of beacon or lighthouse when Vickings  used to put hot coals in the basket to warn sailors of the coast. Verdens Ende (World’s End, or The End of the Earth) is located at the southernmost tip of the island of Tjøme in Vestfold, Norway.

By The original uploader was 91 at Norwegian Wikipedia – Transferred from no.wikipedia to Commons., CC BY-SA 3.0, Link


9 thoughts on “Outlandish Lighthouses

  1. Addicted to lighthouses but only shot 1 of these number 8 which is Norway I believe- doing a medium term project on Scottish Lighthouses which will get very difficult soon especially those Remote island based lighthouses- but I can see me extending further afield once complete – this is a great set so diverse.

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