United States Lighthouse Society

The United States Lighthouse Society is a non-profit historical and educational organization incorporated to educate, inform, and entertain those who are interested in lighthouses, past and present.

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PBS Legendary Lighthouses

The earliest lighthouses were simply bonfires built on hillsides to guide ships. The first light served the old world city of Alexandria in 285 B.C. The first American light came to life in 1716 at Boston Harbor.

This site explores the history, legends, lore and workings of lighthouses along American shorelines.

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“When we can once again see all we experience with the eyes of a child … and be filled with wonderment each moment … will we truly become the Master we seek …” – CJ

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