10
Most Beautiful Lighthouses in the U.S.

The majority of lighthouses in the United States date back 100 or even 200 years, having been constructed when shipping was the primary source of trade and there was no navigational technology.

Construction started: 1787
Height: 24 m
Opened: 1791
Focal height: 31 m

1
Portland Head Lighthouse, Maine

Address: Marshall Point Rd, Port Clyde, ME 04855, United States

2.
Marshall Point Lighthouse, Maine

Height: 18 m
Opened: 1909
Materials: Brick, Granite

3.
New London Ledge Lighthouse, Connecticut

Construction started: 7 June 1796
Height: 34 m
Opened: 1796

4.
Montauk Point Lighthouse, New York

Height: 50 m
Opened: 1 January 1859
Material: Brick
Function: Lighthouse

5.
Cape Lookout Lighthouse, North Carolina

6.
Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse, Florida

Area: 3 acres (1.2 ha)
Opened: 1907
Height: 42 m
Material: Iron

7.
Marquette Harbor Lighthouse, Michigan

Height: 12 m
Opened: 1866
Range: 10 nautical miles (19 km; 12 mi)

8.
Point Sur Lighthouse, California

Opened: 1889
Construction started: 1889
Height: 15 m
Automated: 1972

9.
Heceta Head Lighthouse, Oregon

Opened: 30 March 1894
Height: 17 m
Built by: United States Coast Guard
Materials: Brick, Stucco

10.
Eldred Rock Lighthouse, Alaska

Height: 17 m
Opened: 1905
Material: Wood
Automated: 1973

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