My interest in lighthouses grew in strength during a road trip back in 2003 down to Cape San Blas, FL. I had acquired a Florida lighthouse finders map at a bookstore in Apalachicola, and had immediately re-routed our drive back home to accommodate visits to two coastal lighthouses. I had been bitten by the lighthouse bug (and several mosquitoes), and immediately after my return home, began scanning some slides of lighthouses that I had photographed in the past. This is my collection so far, with separate pages for lighthouses along North Carolina's Outer Banks; throughout the coastline of Florida; and along the Mid-Atlantic region.

Erie Bay Channel Marker
Erie, PA
Photo taken Spring 1984 - was active with red light.
Tybee Island Lighthouse
Tybee Island, GA
Photo taken March 1986, prior to restoration - was active with white first-order lens.
Tybee Island Lighthouse
Tybee Island, GA
Photos taken twenty-two years later, with the structure and grounds beautifully restored.
Cockspur Island Lighthouse
west of Tybee Island, GA
This little lighthouse sits along a busy shipping channel at the mouth of the Savannah River, near the Ft. Pulaski National Monument.
Lynde Pointe Lighthouse
Old Saybrook, CT
Photo taken September 2000.
St. Simons Lighthouse
St. Simons, GA
Photo taken October 2004 - active with white third-order lens.
St. Simons Lighthouse
St. Simons, GA
The lightkeeper's house is now a museum and gift shop.
Charleston Lighthouse
Sullivan's Island, SC
Photo taken June 2002 - active with offset twin-head rotating beacon.
Morris Island Lighthouse
Morris Island (Charleston), SC
Photo taken June 2002, from beach of Sullivan's Island - inactive and abandoned.
Sand Island Lighthouse
southeast of Dauphin Island, AL
Photo taken October 24, 2005, from the beach of Dauphin Island - inactive and abandoned.
View more lighthouses along the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
View more lighthouses along the Florida coastline.
View more lighthouses along the Mid-Atlantic region.

Last updated January 31, 2010
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