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More interesting facts on Lighthouse
- the Smith Point Light at the mouth of the Potomac River was preceded by four other lighthouses and three lightships at the same site?
- the Kullen Lighthouse (pictured), a prominent landmark on the Swedish coastline, is the most powerful lighthouse in Scandinavia?
- the Kullaberg Nature Reserve contains the brightest lighthouse in Sweden and is home to many rare species of plants and animals including the Red Kite?
- the Erie Land Light (pictured) was the first lighthouse built by the United States Government on the Great Lakes?
- the Stannard Rock Light (pictured), known as the "Loneliest Place in the World", is the furthest lighthouse from land and described as one of the top ten engineering feats in the United States?
- the death of lighthouse keeper George Worthylake was memorialized in a broadside poem by the young Benjamin Franklin?
- there was a lighthouse on the roof of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, which could be seen by ships 29 kilometres away?
- the six Imperial Towers were the first Canadian lighthouses to be fitted with Fresnel lenses?
- the original East End Light was the first lighthouse erected in the Cayman Islands?
- the Crown Point Light, constructed as a conventional lighthouse, was rebuilt in 1912 as a monument to Samuel de Champlain's explorations?
- the lighthouse Rumeli Feneri was built in 1855 in order to provide safe navigation for the French and British war ships entering the Bosphorus from the Black Sea during the Crimean War?
- Maurice Durand designed the lighthouses at the Île d'Yeu and the Pointe du Grouin du Cou in France to replace earlier structures that had been destroyed during World War II?
- Île Vierge, in the southwestern corner of the English Channel, has the tallest stone lighthouse in Europe?
- French lighthouse Phare de la Vieille (pictured) was operated manually as late as 1995?
- Point Lonsdale Lighthouse's foghorn shed is the only one known from a lighthouse in Victoria, Australia?
- Spectacle Reef Light (pictured), a lighthouse on Lake Huron, Michigan, has been described as "one of the greatest engineering feats on the Great Lakes"?
- Vermilion Lighthouse is a replica of the 1877 iron lighthouse that was forged from recycled smooth-bored cannons that had been obsoleted after the American Civil War?
- Svinøy island of Norway is so exposed to the wind and high seas that supply boats to the island's lighthouse could not dock but had to be lifted up by a crane?
- Split Rock Lighthouse State Park in Minnesota has a clifftop lighthouse (pictured) on the North Shore of Lake Superior built without roads?
- California's Rubicon Point Light, at 6300 ft above sea level, is the highest lighthouse in the United States?
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