Visiting and photographing lighthouses is a popular hobby. Explore why these beautiful structures that once aided navigation are so interesting.

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Lighthouses have become tourist attractions in coastal areas all over the world. However, many of these time-worn landmarks are inactive and could be lost forever. Here are 10 of the world's most endangered lighthouses.

By Linda C. Brinson

They represent many things to many people but, at their core, lighthouses are simple structures with long and interesting histories. Here's their illuminating story.

By Jeff Harder

Lighthouses kept sailors safe from crashing their ships on rocky coasts -- until modern technology left them obsolete. Now many of them serve as museums or lodges.


Navesink Lighthouse on New Jersey's northern shore marks a navigational spot first found by Henry Hudson. There are few lighthouses in American that are as sturdily constructed as the Navesink Lighthouse. Learn about Navesink Lighthouse here.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

The Boston Light lighthouse is the only lighthouse in America that continues to have resident keepers. Located ten miles east of Boston this lighthouse has guided ships into Boston Harbor for close to 300 years. Learn about the history of the Boston

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.