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South America Travel Guides

South America Travel Guides

Provides travel tips and advice for those interested in traveling to Central or South America. Descriptions of popular destinations in each country are provided along with images and contact information for various tour guides and destinations.
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Heceta Head Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Heceta Head Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 56 foot tall conical masonry tower was erected to guide ships along the Pacific coast, north of the Siuslaw River. Its first-order Fresnel lens, whose focal plane is 205 feet above sea level, casts a light 21 miles out to sea. It was built to light a dark area between Yaquina Head and Cape Arago, a distance of some 90 miles. Today, the histor …
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Cape Meares Light (Restoration) – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Cape Meares Light (Restoration) – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“Cape Meares Light is a 38 foot tall octagonal brick tower sheathed in sheet iron and has a small attached workroom which was added to the structure in 1895. It had a focal plane 217 feet above sea level. Located at the southern exposure of Tillamook Bay, it resides in Cape Meares State Park. A modern structure was added on site in 1963, but the ol …
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Point Montara Light- ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Point Montara Light- ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“Located about 20 miles south of San Francisco, point Montara is a southern spur of Montara mountain which terminates in 60 foot cliffs with numerous out lying rocks. These rocks were especially hazardous to early mariners in bad weather as they sailed close to the coast approaching the Golden Gate. A fog signal station was first established here i …
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Coquille River Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Coquille River Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 40 foot tall conical brick tower covered with stucco is attached to the station’s fog signal building. The light sits on the north bank of the river where it empties into the Pacific Ocean. It originally held a fourth-order Fresnel lens with a focal plane of 47 feet above sea level. Left abandoned for many years following its deactivation, it …
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Cape Disappointment Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Cape Disappointment Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“Located on a headland on the north side of the Columbia River where it empties into the Pacific Ocean, this 53 foot tall conical, dressed stone tower and attached oil house has a focal plane of 220 feet above sea level. It originally housed a first-order Fresnel lens. That lens was moved to the newly established North Head Light in 1898, and Cape …
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Ten Pound Island Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Ten Pound Island Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This brick lined cast-iron tower is 30 feet tall and sits in Gloucester’s inner harbor. It replaced an original 1821, 40-foot stone tower built on the site. When the lighthouse was taken out of service in 1956, its light was moved to other various towers. After restoration of the lighthouse, it was returned to this tower and relighted in 1989.”
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Watch Hill Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Watch Hill Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 45-foot tall square granite tower, attached to a square dwelling, is located on the north side of the east entrance to Fishers Island Sound. It replaced the first tower at this point near the Connecticut state line that had been built in 1807. The nearby oil house now houses a maritime museum, and restoration of the keeper’s dwelling is under …
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West Chop Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

West Chop Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“When this present 52-foot tall, cylindrical brick tower with attached entry house was constructed, the station’s two 1847 keeper’s dwellings were renovated. The first light at this site was a 25-foot tall stone tower built in 1817. The second light, built of brick in 1838, had to be moved away from eroding cliffs in 1847 and again in 1891. This li …
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The Cuckolds Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

The Cuckolds Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“Located off Cape Newagen, at the southern tip of Southport Island, this small light tower sits atop the original 1892 stone fog signal building and marks the passage between Sheepscot Bay and Booth Bay. The keeper’s house and other outbuildings were washed away during a winter storm in 1978. The original fourth-order Fresnel lens is now on display …
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Wood End Light – ipl’s Lighthouses – A Photographic Journey

Wood End Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses – A Photographic Journey

“This 39-foot tall, slightly tapered, square, white-washed brick tower is located near the tip of Cape Cod between Race Point and Long Point, directly across from the harbor of Provincetown. It is very similar in appearance to the nearby Long Point Light tower.”
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New Canal Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

New Canal Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This two story structure with its light tower rising from the middle of its hip roof, sits on the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain at the entrance to the New Canal which connects the lake to downtown New Orleans.” Built in 1890, “The still active light is a prominent feature of Lakefront Park.”
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St. Simons Island Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

St. Simons Island Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This light sits at the southern tip of St. Simons Island at 101 12th Street. Its tower is 104 feet tall and has a 129 step cast-iron spiral staircase which can be climbed as part of the lighthouse tour. This light replaced the original 1810 light which was destroyed during the Civil War by Confederate troops as they were forced to evacuate the isl …
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St. Augustine Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

St. Augustine Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 165-foot tower is located on St. Augustine’s Anastasia Island. It rests on an octagonal foundation and has the same one-story entry building with gable hood seen at North Carolina’s Bodie Island and Currituck Beach lighthouses. The two-story brick duplex keeper’s dwelling was built in 1875 atop a coquina (tabby) foundation. These lighthouse s …
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Stonington Harbor Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Stonington Harbor Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This light was first erected on the west side of the harbor at Windmill Point in 1824. After erosion threatened the structure it was rebuilt at its present location on the east side of the harbor in 1840.”
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St. Johns River Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

St. Johns River Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This light is located on the grounds of the Mayport Naval Station at the mouth of the St. Johns River. Originally 66 feet tall, it was raised to its present height of 81 feet in 1887. It was replaced by a lightship positioned 7 miles out in the ocean in 1929. In 1969, the Coast Guard turned the lighthouse over to the Navy as part of the Naval Stat …
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St. Johns (Mayport) Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

St. Johns (Mayport) Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This newer, modern-looking structure replaced the St. Johns Lightship in 1954. It sits on the grounds of the Mayport Naval Station near the ocean beach. The 64-foot tower was constructed using concrete blocks finished with an exterior coating of cement. It represents a more modern lighthouse structure which is sleek, functional and practical. It o …
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Cape Blanco Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Cape Blanco Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 59 foot tall conical masonry tower sits on the westernmost point in Oregon and is the oldest standing lighthouse in Oregon. The tower originally held a first-order Fresnel lens which had a focal plane 245 feet above sea level. That lens was replaced by a second-order lens in 1936 which still operates in the tower today.”
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Squirrel Point Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Squirrel Point Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 25 foot tall octagonal, wood tower with attached signal building sits on the southwest point of Arrowsic Island along the eastern side of the Kennebec River. The 1-1/2 story wood framed Victorian style keeper’s house was built the same year as the tower. The tower originally held a fifth-order Fresnel lens, but it was removed in 1980 and repl …
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Sanibel Island Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Sanibel Island Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 102-foot tower is a square pyramidal skeleton structure with a cylinder enclosing a stairway. It is located at Sanibel Point on the east end of Sanibel Island, a few miles from the J.N. ‘Ding’ Darling National Wildlife Refuge. This still active light is now automated.”
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Mobile Point Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Mobile Point Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Built in 1873, “This 30-foot tall iron tower sits on Mobile Point at the east side of the narrow mouth into Mobile Bay. It is located on the grounds of the Fort Morgan State Historic Site” in Gulf Shores, Alabama. “It replaced the original 1822 brick tower that had been destroyed during the Civil War.”
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St. Joseph Bay Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

St. Joseph Bay Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This privately owned square wooden lighthouse, with a stubby tower centered atop the hip roof, was originally located in Beacon Hill at the entrance to St. Joseph Bay. When discontinued by the government in 1960, the building was abandoned and eventually moved for use as a barn. In 1979 it was moved again, this time to Simmons Bayou, and converted …
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Cape San Blas Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Cape San Blas Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Built in 1885 and decommissioned in 1989, this “98-foot square pyramidal skeleton tower” is “Located on Government property at the southern tip of Cape San Blas along the western edge of San Blas Bay” in Apalachicola, Florida.
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St. Marks Light ??? ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

St. Marks Light ??? ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Built in 1842, this 75-foot tall tower is “south of Tallahassee,” Florida on Apalachee Bay at the entrance of St. Marks River, in St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. Damaged during the Civil War and later repaired, it is currently automated and active.
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Boca Grande Rear Range Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Boca Grande Rear Range Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This hexagonal, skeletal tower stands approximately one mile from the southern tip of Gasparilla Island” in Florida. The exact date of construction is unknown. “One account has it built in 1890, the same year as the Port Boca Grande light, in a location which ranged with that light. It was later moved on shore (having ended up in the Gulf due to s …
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Point Arena Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Point Arena Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Point Arena Light was built in 1908 and automated in 1977. It is “owned by the Point Arena Lighthouse Keepers, Inc.” and resides on the California coast with an “on-site museum and… vacation rental houses.” The original tower was brick but in 1870, after being destroyed by an earthquake, it was rebuilt with “reinforced concrete.”
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Point Bonita Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Point Bonita Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Point Bonita Light was built on the Pacific Coast in Sausalito, California in 1877 and automated in 1981. “Located four miles west of the Golden Gate Bridge, this light marks the entrance to San Francisco Bay and is the second light built here… It was the last California lighthouse to be automated and is currently owned by the National Park Servi …
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Pigeon Point Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Pigeon Point Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Pigeon Point Light is a “115 foot tall tower… on the west coast.” It was built in 1872 and automated in 1974 with an aero beacon. It is “leased to the California Department of Parks and Recreation.” The tower is located in California “between Monterey Bay and San Francisco Bay.”
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Sand Island Light (AL) – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Sand Island Light (AL) – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 132-foot tall brick conical tower stands alone on the small stone island which is just a little larger than the base of the tower itself. Once over 400 acres in size, the island has eroded away and consists only of the stone and rip rap holding it together which has been hauled in over the years to save the tower. Two other lights on the isla …
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Lightship Columbia – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Lightship Columbia – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“The Lightship Columbia was commissioned in 1950 as Light Vessel No. 604, and was built by the Rice Brothers Shipyard in Boothbay, Maine. She first took her position at the important Columbia station just outside the Columbia River Bar and southwest of Cape Disappointment, Washington in 1951. Decommissioned in 1979, she was replaced by a lighted ho …
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Port Boca Grande Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Port Boca Grande Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This structure sits at the south end of Gasparilla Island and was originally known as the Gasparilla Island Lighthouse. It is a square dwelling with a pyramidal roof and a square light tower rising through its center. The station was decommissioned in 1967 but a local conservation group restored the structure and with permission of the Coast Guard …
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Pensacola Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Pensacola Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 160-foot tall brick tower shows its automated light 191 feet above sea level. It has survived the Civil War, lightning strikes and earthquakes, and has been tended by numerous keepers over the years (in one 15 year period, there were 13 different keepers). It resides inside the Pensacola Naval Air Station at the western end of Pensacola Bay.”
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Devils Island Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Devils Island Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This light was the last lighthouse to be placed in the Apostle Islands of Lake Superior. First built as a temporary wood skeleton tower in 1891, it was replaced by this current 71 foot steel cylindrical tower in 1901. This light station consisted of two large houses – one for the keeper and another for his assistant. There was also a fog signal bu …
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Brandywine Shoal Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Brandywine Shoal Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

This lighthouse is located in Delaware Bay, NJ. “This reinforced concrete lighthouse is built on a cast-iron caisson in the middle of Delaware Bay warning ships of the shoal on which it sits. This present structure replaced two previous lighthouses built here in 1828 and 1848.”
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Charlotte-Genesee Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Charlotte-Genesee Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Built in 1822 and decommissioned in 1881, “This light is located on Lake Ontario at the mouth of the Genesee River. It is the second-oldest lighthouse on the Great Lakes. The original keeper’s quarters was a two room limestone cottage which sat beside the 40 foot high octagonal limestone tower. The current brick dwelling replaced the cottage in 186 …
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Crisp Point Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Crisp Point Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Crisp Point Lighthouse was built in 1904 in Vermillion Michigan on Lake Superior. The lighthouse is located in a remote area “between the two small towns of Two heart and Vermillion.” Only the tower and small building next to it remain after the rest of the building was demolished.
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Duluth North Breakwater Light- ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Duluth North Breakwater Light- ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Built in 1910, Duluth North Breakwater Light “sits at the end of the north breakwater alongside the channel connecting Duluth Harbor to Lake Superior. The white and black tower is 37 feet tall and has a metal frame which is enclosed by riveted steel plates. (Photo 1994, Trip #19)”
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Cana Island Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Cana Island Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This light originally had a conical yellow brick tower. It was sheathed with steel plates in 1901 to prevent further deterioration of the brickwork. Today, this still operating lighthouse is licensed to the Door County Maritime Museum and is open to the public 10:00 to 5:00 daily between mid May and mid October. The tower, however, is not accessib …
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Cheboygan River East Front Range Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Cheboygan River East Front Range Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This light is currently owned by the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keeper’s Association, and in the process of restoration to its 1920 appearance. It is open to the public on weekends and holidays during the summer for a small fee. It still serves as an active aid to navigation, but mostly to guide pleasure craft entering the river.”
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Fort Gratiot Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Fort Gratiot Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Initially built in 1825, the Fort Gratiot Lighthouse that exists now was built in 1861, automated in 1933 and is currently still in service. It is located in Port Huron, Michigan and “was the first lighthouse on Lake Huron.”
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Fairport West Breakwater Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Fairport West Breakwater Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This light sits at the end of a long, rocky breakwater that juts out into Fairport Harbor. It is a white, two-story house with red sheet metal roof. The square tower rises just above the peak of the house. Its roof and ventilator ball are also painted red to match the roof of the house below.”
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Chicago Harbor Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Chicago Harbor Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“The first lighthouse here was built in 1832 on the mainland at the mouth of the Chicago River. The present light (built in 1893) was also originally located there. It was moved to its present location at the south end of the north breakwater in 1919 and the attached side buildings added at that time. The building on one side of the tower houses a …
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Nauset Beach Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Nauset Beach Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Located in North Eastham, Massachusetts, Nauset Beach Light was built in 1923, automated in 1952, and decommissioned in 1993. “The 48-foot tall conical cast-iron tower was originally built in 1877 as one of the twin towers at Chatham. It was dismantled and moved to Nauset in 1923 to replace the last of the Three Sisters. It stands above the Nauset …
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Sombrero Key Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Sombrero Key Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This brown, octagonal, pyramidal skeletal tower has a central cylindrical stairwell. Its light shines 142 feet above sea level and is the tallest of the lights on the outer reefs along Florida’s Keys. It is near one of the most spectacular structures in Florida: Seven-Mile Bridge. It was the last reef light to be built by Lieutenant George Meade.”
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Fire Island Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Fire Island Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Fire Island Light was built in 1858. “Located on the south shore of Long Island at the western end of the Fire Island National Seashore, adjacent to Robert Moses State Park, this 168 foot tower replaced the first 74 foot tower which was taken down because it wasn’t high enough. It was originally adjacent to the inlet to Great South Bay, but the in …
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East Chop Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

East Chop Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

East Chop Light was built in 1877. “This light stands at the edge of the East Chop cliffs above Oak Bluffs. It marks the east side of the entrance to Vineyard Haven Harbor. The 40-foot tall tower is a cylindrical cast-iron structure typical of the style built during this era. The wood framed keeper’s dwelling and brick oil house were removed in 193 …
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Duxbury Pier Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Duxbury Pier Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Duxbury Pier Light was built in 1871. “This 47-foot tall conical cast-iron tower rests on a tall concrete-filled caisson. It is located on the north side of the channel that leads to Duxbury, Plymouth and Kingston. Known locally as the ‘Bug Light’ it is now automated, but still active.”
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Prudence Island Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Prudence Island Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 30-foot tall octagonal granite tower was originally located on the southern end of Newport’s Goat Island. In 1851 it was dismantled and then reassembled at Sandy Point on Prudence Island. It was relighted in January of 1852.” It was built in 1823.
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Hog Island Shoal Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Hog Island Shoal Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 60-foot tall caisson-supported cast-iron lighthouse is similar in design to many built during the 1871-1915 period. It replaced the Hog Island Lightship that had been on station here since 1886. It is located near, and can be seen from, the Mount Hope River Bridge. The light is now automated.”
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Ocracoke Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Ocracoke Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

The Ocracoke Light was built in 1823 and is located in Ocracoke, North Carolina. It is the oldest lighthouse in operation along the coast of North Carolina. This lighthouse replaced the lighthouse that was built on Shell Castle Island in 1798.
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Marblehead Light (Mass.) – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Marblehead Light (Mass.) – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 105-foot tall cast iron tower is the only skeletal lighthouse built in New England. It is located on Marblehead Neck at the entrance to Marblehead Harbor. It replaced a squat tower that had become obscured by new buildings in the area. That original tower was built in either 1833, 1836 or 1838 depending on which account one is to believe. The …
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Kyleakin Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Kyleakin Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 69 foot tall, white conical tower is located on the small island of Eilean Ban. It sits beneath the Skye bridge, which connects mainland Scotland to the Isle of Skye off the western coast of Scotland. It was designed by David and Thomas Stevenson. The light is not operational any more as navigational lights are now displayed on the bridge ins …
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Geitungen Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Geitungen Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This Spanish style building with a 11.2 m (37 ft) tall light tower in the middle of it, is located on the island of Geitebrygg?? along the southwest coast of Norway. Having replaced a smaller light which was in the harbor of Skudeneshavn, this second order lens is 41 m (135 ft) above sea level. It can be seen from 17.8 nautical miles out to sea. T …
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Gr??nningen Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Gr??nningen Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This light sits near the Oks??y and Odder??ya lights helping mark the entrance to Kristiansand Harbor along the southern coast of Norway. It is 14 m (46 ft) tall and its lantern is 18.7 m (61 ft) above sea level. It has a range of 13.5 nautical miles.”
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H??yvarde Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

H??yvarde Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“The first lighthouse built here at Karmsundet (the strait separating Karm??y from the mainland) in 1700 was only the third lighthouse built along the Norwegian coast. The present light was built in 1858 but was only in use until 1902 when it was replaced by two modern lanterns. While in use it also served as a customs house where taxes were collec …
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Girdle Ness Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Girdle Ness Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 121 foot tall, white conical tower with its distinctive bulge in the middle was designed by Robert Stevenson. It is located at the south entrance of Aberdeen Harbor and shines 22 miles out to sea. It is currently an active aid to navigation.”
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Verdens Ende Light (Replica) – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Verdens Ende Light (Replica) – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This stone structure with its pivoting fire basket was built as a replica of the old lighthouses that used to burn wood and then coal in the basket to warn vessels of danger or to guide them into a port or harbor. It is located at the end of the peninsula that separates the T??nsberg Fjord and the Oslo Fjord.”
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Isle of May Main Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Isle of May Main Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

This lighthouse is located on the Isle of May “5 miles off the southeast coast of Scotland.” The main light is the upper of a pair of range lights on the island, with the lower being the Isle of May Low Light. Built in 1816 to replace the original light tower, which was “built in 1636,” the Main Light was automated in 1989.
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Hellis??y Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Hellis??y Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Built in 1885 and automated in 1992, this lighthouse is “Located on the island of Fedje” near the western coast of Norway. The lighthouse is “32.3 m (106 ft)” tall. “A pilot station and helicopter pad are also located on the island, and together with the lighthouse they control all boat traffic in the area.”
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Kinnaird Head Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Kinnaird Head Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

This lighthouse is located near Fraserburgh Harbor on “the northeast coast of Scotland.” Originally built in 1787, the lighthouse was later reconstructed in 1824 and improved again in 1851, and later automated in 1991. The lighthouse currently houses the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses.
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Isle of May Low Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Isle of May Low Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

This lighthouse is located on the Isle of May “off the southeast coast of Scotland,” in the town of Anstruther. It is one of two range lights on the island, the other being the Isle of May Main Light. The two lights are located where the Firth of Forth meets the North Sea.
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Falsterbo Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Falsterbo Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“Located in Ljunghusen, Sweden, this 25 m (82 ft) tall lighthouse is situated at the southwestern most point in Sweden. It is the site of the oldest beacon known in Scandinavia, dating to the 13th century. The current lighthouse was built in 1796. Electricity was installed at the lighthouse in 1935. Today it is surrounded by a golf course and the …
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D??mman Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

D??mman Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This light is located on a shallow rock formation in Kalmar Sound and is privately owned. It is being restored and rooms added to be turned into a hotel. It is located offshore from the town of Sandvik, Sweden which is on the west coast of the island of ??land.”
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Eger??y Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Eger??y Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Built in 1854 and automated in 1989, “This cast iron …tower houses a first order lens which is 46.4 m (152 ft) above sea level. It can be seen 18.8 nautical miles out to sea” and is “located along the southwest coast of Norway. “
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Cromarty Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Cromarty Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Built in 1846 and automated in 1985, “this 43 foot tall, white conical tower was built to guide ships between the Moray Firth and the Cromarty Firth. The height of its focal plane is 59 feet above sea level. It was designed by Alan Stevenson and is still an active aid to navigation. ” It is “Located on the northeast tip of the Black Isle.”
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Chanonry Point Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Chanonry Point Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Built in 1846 and automated in 1984, “This 43 foot tall, white conical tower is attached to a half round building. Its focal plane is 39 feet above sea level. It is located on the Black Isle, south of Rosemarkie, as the Moray Firth narrows between Chanonry Point and Fort George. Designed by Alan Stevenson, it is still active today.”
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Covesea Skerries Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Covesea Skerries Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Built in 1846 and automated in 1984, “this 118 foot tall, white conical tower was designed by Alan Stevenson. Its light has a range of 20 (red) and 24 (white) nautical miles. The focal plane is 161 feet above sea level. It is still active today.” This lighthouse is “located near the southern entrance to Moray Firth on the northeast coast of Scotlan …
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L??nge Erik Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

L??nge Erik Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

This lighthouse was built in 1845 and automated in 1976.
“This light is located at the northern tip of the island of ??land. The tower is 32.1 m (105 ft) tall and made from sandstone. It can actually sway up to 2 feet during very high winds. Electricity was installed at the light in 1946. The tower is open to the public and can be climbed to the to …
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Finngrundet Lightship – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Finngrundet Lightship – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

This lightship was built in 1903 and decommissioned in 1969. “This beautifully restored lightship was originally stationed 40 miles offshore, northeast of Gavoe, Sweden in the Baltic Sea. In 1940 she was also equipped as a weather station. Today she is part of the VASA Museum and can be toured by the public.”
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Han?? Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Han?? Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“The first light at this site was constructed atop the keeper’s dwelling in 1869. The current concrete and stone 16 m (53 ft) high tower replaced it in 1906. Electricity was installed in 1939. It sits on top of the highest rock of the island making it the second highest lighthouse in the Baltic Sea.”
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Kullen Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Kullen Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This light is one of the most prominent landmarks along the Swedish coastline. Though the present tower dates to 1900, there has been some type of beacon at this site since 1561. Located at the western tip of Kullaberg headland, it is Scandinavia’s most powerful light. Electricity was installed at the station in 1937. Though fully automated in 197 …
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Lista Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Lista Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“The original light tower at this location was built in 1836. Then from 1851 to 1853 two more towers were erected. In 1873 two of the towers were torn down, leaving this northernmost one standing. Located at the southern tip of Norway, it stands 34 m (112 ft) tall and is 39.5 m (130 ft) above sea level. It reaches 17.5 nautical miles out to sea.”
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Kvits??y Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Kvits??y Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“Located along the southwest coast of Norway, this area marks the southern entrance to the Skudenes Fjord. There has been a light in this area since 1700, with the first tower being built in 1800. The present 27 m (89 ft) tower was erected in 1855 and houses a second order lens that is 45.2 m (148 ft) above sea level, with a range of 18.5 nautical …
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Lindesnes Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Lindesnes Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This light is 16.1 m (53 ft) tall and sits on a cliff along the southwest coast of Norway, making it 50.1 m (164 ft) above sea level. It houses a first order lens which reaches 19.4 nautical miles out into the North Sea. A light has been shown at this location since 1655, the earliest being a wood fire in a large, vented metal basket. In 1799 a st …
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S??rhaug??y Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

S??rhaug??y Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

This lighthouse was built in 1846 and is located on the island of S??rhaug??y in Haugesund, Norway. “The lighthouse, with its fourth order lens, is still mainly in its original state and has considerable historical value. It is owned by the local museum/historical society.”
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Utklippan Light – ipl???s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Utklippan Light – ipl2???s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

The light that stands at this site “25 km offshore” of Karlskrona, Sweden is not the original Utklippan light; it replaced the original lighthouse (built in 1840) in 1870. Automated in 1972, this light was decommissioned just a few years later in 1975 and is preserved by the Swedish Administration of Shipping and Navigation.
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Vinga Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Vinga Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This impressive grey stone tower is located on the island of Vinga, which is 10 nautical miles west of G??teborg. This light is the first one visible when entering G??teborg Harbor from the North Sea. Situated next to the light tower is a distinctive red pyramidal shaped signal building which was used before the lighthouse was built to pass inform …
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L??nge Jan Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

L??nge Jan Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This light is located at the southern tip of the island of ??land. The tower was built by prisoners in 1785 and was first lit by open wood and coal fires.” In 1871, the lantern room and top were built, making L??nge Jan Light Sweden’s tallest light at 41 m (134 ft). The light was electrified in 1948 and fully automated in 1980.
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Sandhammaren Light – ipl???s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Sandhammaren Light – ipl2???s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Located in Hagestad, Sweden “on the southeast corner of the Skane province,” Sandhammaren Light was the first steel lighthouse in Sweden. It is “30 m (98 ft)” tall and was built in 1861. Originally, the light had a second, upper light, but this light was relocated.
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Landsort Harbor Light – ipl???s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Landsort Harbor Light – ipl2???s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Located in Landsort, Sweden, the Landsort Harbor Light has “never been manned”, which is “typical of numerous minor and harbor lights found all around Sweden, especially in the archipelagos.” The light is mainly used to guide the pilot boats that escort larger ships in Stockholm Harbor.
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Landsort Light – ipl???s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Landsort Light – ipl2???s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“Originally built in the 1670’s, this light is the oldest preserved lighthouse in Sweden.” Landsort Light was renovated in 1870 and is still active today. The light is “Located at the southern tip of the island of ??ja.”
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Tayport Low Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Tayport Low Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“Built sometime prior to 1811, this light was the low (front) light of a pair of leading lights (range lights) located on the south side of the Tay River leading into the Firth of Tay from the North Sea. In 1848, it was replaced by a wooden pile light located out in the river and further away from the high light. This original low light was too clo …
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Tayport High Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Tayport High Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“Built sometime prior to 1811, this light is the high (rear) light of a pair of leading lights (range lights) located on the south side of the Tay River leading into the Firth of Tay from the North Sea. These lights were known at different periods as the South Ferryness, Craig, or West Lights. This High Light is the only one still in use.”
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Tod Head Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Tod Head Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“Located on the east coast of Scotland, five miles south of Stonehaven, this 59 foot tall white stone tower shines its light 135 feet above sea level. It has a nominal range of 18 nautical miles. It was designed by David Alan Stevenson and is still active today.”
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Tarbat Ness Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Tarbat Ness Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This light is located at the northern entrance to Moray Firth and the southern entrance to Dornoch Firth. It sits at the tip of Tarbat Ness Peninsula which is mostly farmland. This white conical tower with its two distinctive red bands is 135 feet tall (third tallest light in Scotland). It has a focal plane 174 feet above sea level and a range of …
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Odder??ya Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Odder??ya Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 7.8 m (26 ft) light tower is 19.1 m (63 ft) above sea level and has a range of 13.8 nautical miles. It is located at the entrance to Kristiansand Harbor, along the southern coast of Norway. The Oks??y and Gr??nningen lights are nearby.”
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Oks??y Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Oks??y Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“At 36 m (118 ft) this is one of the tallest lighthouses in Norway. Its first order lens sits 47 m (154 ft) above sea level and reaches 19 nautical miles out to sea. It marks the entrance to Kristiansand Harbor (along with the nearby Gr??nningen and Odder??ya lights) on the southern coast of Norway. It is one of the few remaining manned lighthouses …
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Obrestad Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Obrestad Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“Located along the southwest coast of Norway, this 16.5 m (54 ft) tower is attached to the keepers dwelling which is built of stone. The lens is third order and reaches 17.6 nautical miles out to sea. It is 39 m (128 ft) above sea level. There was much German troop activity at this site during World War II, with many bunkers, cannons and mines plac …
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Rattray Head Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Rattray Head Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“Located on the northeast coast of Scotland, this 74 foot tall, this 74 foot tall, white conical tower sits on a 46 foot tall conical foundation making the total height of the lighthouse 120 feet above the rock. The foundation houses the foghorn and engine room. It was the first time that a first-class siren fog signal had been installed in a rock …
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Svenner Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Svenner Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This cast iron light replaced the original light built here in 1874. It is 17.8 m (58 ft) tall, and has a first order lens. The light shines 40.3 m (132 ft) above sea level and reaches 18.7 nautical miles out to sea. It is situated on a rocky point in a group of islands of the Larvik area off the southeastern coast of Norway. The foghorns from the …
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Lyng??r Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Lyng??r Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 16.9 m (55 ft) tall light has a third order lens which is 21.3 m (70 ft) above sea level. It can reach 14 nautical miles out to sea. Located on one of the islands that make up the town of Lyng??r, along the southeast coast, it is one of the few remaining manned light stations in Norway. There are currently two keepers that alternate days on a …
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Verde Valley Wine Trail

Verde Valley Wine Trail

Information about wineries etc. in the Cottonwood, Jerome, Sedona, Clarkdale, and Cornville areas. Includes area information, activities and a “Wine 101” section with wine basics, pairings, and glossary.
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TravelBelize.org

TravelBelize.org

The official website of the Belize Tourism Board, offering useful travel information ranging from local history, geography and activities to a searchable hotel directory. The website is available in English, German, Spanish and Chinese.
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Visit Panama

Visit Panama

The official website of the Republic of Panama offers information on planning trips to Panama, an events calendar, possible accommodations, news and other information for travelers. Available in English.
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On Safari

On Safari

Safari information for East Africa, South Africa and Southern Africa. Includes an alphabetical listing of camps and an index to safari activities.
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Transport for London

Transport for London

“Transport for London provides detailed advice on using the various transport services in London, including Underground, Bus and River services. You will find information on our wide range of tickets, tube (subway) and bus maps to assist you in planning your journey along with useful tips for visitors to London.”
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Round Island Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Round Island Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

The Round Island Light is located on Round Island, Michigan, and was built in 1895. It become an automated lighthouse in 1924, and was eventually decommissioned in 1947. It marked the dangerous shoals between Round Island and Mackinac Island. It is located in the Straits of Mackinac in between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.
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Tawas Point Light (Winter) – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Tawas Point Light (Winter) – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“Originally built in 1852, the Tawas Point Light had to be moved in 1876 because Tawas Point (also known as Ottawa Point) on which it sits had moved more than a mile due to shifting sands! Tawas point sits at the end of a peninsula which separates Tawas Bay from Lake Huron. The light is still in operation and is under the care of the US Coast Guard …
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Vermilion Light (Replica) – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Vermilion Light (Replica) – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

This structure, built in 1991, is an exact replica of the 1877 Vermilion Lighthouse that was torn down in 1929. The Vermilion Light replica is on the grounds of the Inland Seas Maritime Museum overlooking Lake Erie.
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White Rock Memorial Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

White Rock Memorial Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Built in 1996, “this light was as a private residence and memorial to the 1856 White Rock Lighthouse which was destroyed by fire in 1871. This light is not a replica of that original light, but is similar in design.”
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Point Clark Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Point Clark Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Built in 1859, “this 90 foot-high tower with its white brick and red trim is one of the six Imperial Towers built to guard the waters around the Bruce Peninsula and into southern Georgian Bay. In 1967, Point Clark became the first Ontario lighthouse to be named a National Historic Site. The keeper’s house has been turned into a marine museum.”
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Not For Tourists

Not For Tourists

An online companion to the Not For Tourists books, the website offers details on restaurants, nightlife, shopping and landmarks for cities in the United States and Europe. Also contains user reviews.
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Portage River Light – ipl???s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Portage River Light – ipl2???s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Built in 1870, “This round brick 65 foot tower is attached to a single-story rectangular brick keepers dwelling. It was originally constructed to mark the entrance to the Portage River. It is now a private residence.”
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Kenosha (Southport) Light – ipl???s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Kenosha (Southport) Light – ipl2???s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Built in 1866 and decommissioned in 1906, the Kenosha (Southport) Light, “….is located next to Simmons Island Park in Kenosha. It is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is being restored by the Kenosha County Historical Society. The tower now displays a metal replica of the original lantern room which makes it look dignifie …
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Port Washington Breakwater Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Port Washington Breakwater Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Built in 1935, Port Washington Breakwater Light, …”is a white square steel tower resting on a four-legged square concrete base. It is typical of the modern design and is identical to the Indiana Harbor East Breakwater Light. (Photo 1989, Trip #8)”
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Copper Harbor Rear Range Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Copper Harbor Rear Range Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Built in 1869, automated in 1937, “This keepers dwelling also housed the original rear range light. It is now the residence of the assistant manager of Fort Wilkins State Park. The current rear range light is atop a nearby steel tower.”
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Sodus Point Light – ipl???s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Sodus Point Light – ipl2???s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“The original lighthouse built at this site on Lake Ontario was erected in 1825. The current 45 foot tall square limestone tower and attached two-story limestone residence was completed in June of 1871. Today it houses a maritime museum run by the Sodus Bay Historical Society.”
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Sheboygan Breakwater Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Sheboygan Breakwater Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

In 1915, the Sheboygan Breakwater Light was built in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. “This light was originally fitted with a round cast iron lantern, but today it has a glass lens lantern mounted on top of the conical steel tower. It sits at the end of a .3 mile breakwater that reaches out into Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Sheboygan River.”
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South Manitou Island Light — ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

South Manitou Island Light — ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

This page includes an image of the South Manitou Island Light, as well is basic information about it’s creation (built 1871) and location (South Manitou Island, Michigan). The original lighthouse was rebuilt, although the keeper’s residence is the same. It is now a historical museum.
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Bete Grise (Mendota) Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Bete Grise (Mendota) Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This pale yellow two story dwelling with attached square tower is located on the Mendota Ship Canal linking Lac La Belle with Lake Superior. It is also known as the Mendota Light. . . . The private owners reactivated the light on July 5, 1998.”
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Passage Island Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Passage Island Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This octagonal fieldstone light tower is attached to the 1.5 story Norman Gothic keepers quarters . . . and sits at the southwestern end of Passage Island. . . . The tower is 44 feet high with a focal plane of 78 feet. It originally held a fourth order Fresnel lens which was removed in 1989. This still active light is identical to the Sand Island …
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Sand Island Light (WI) – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Sand Island Light (WI) – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Built in 1881 and automated in 1921, this Sand Island Light is located in Sand Island, Wisconsin. “This light is located on the western side of Lake Superior’s Apostle Islands. The original brownstone structure has survived the years well intact. In 1933 the automated light was moved from the lighthouse to a metal tower standing in front of it. The …
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Niagara River Range Lights – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Niagara River Range Lights – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

The Niagara River Range Lights was built in 1903 in Niagara-on-the-Lake in Ontario, Canada. “These lights sit on the western bank of the Niagara River where it opens into Lake Ontario. The front light (at left) is located in a small marina.”
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Eagle Harbor Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Eagle Harbor Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Eagle Harbor Light was built in 1871 on the Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan. “This light is located 32 miles northeast of Houghton. A fog signal building was added in 1895. It is still an active light and the keepers dwelling is operated as a public museum.”
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McGulpin’s Point Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

McGulpin’s Point Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

McGulpin’s Point Light was built in 1896, in Mackinaw City, Michigan. “This light, near Fort Michilimackinac, is now a private residence. The lantern room has been removed, but the distinctive octoganal brick tower remains. (Photo 1987, Trip #2)” (ipl2.org)
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Braddock Point Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Braddock Point Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This light is located just west of Rochester, New York along the Lake Ontario shore. By 1954 the tower had suffered such extensive damage that the upper two-thirds had to be removed. Today, the lighthouse, with its squat, truncated tower, is a private residence.”
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Grosse Point Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Grosse Point Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 90-foot-tall light tower was originally made of brick but its walls were covered with 4 inches of concrete in 1914 to prevent further deterioration. … It was relighted in 1946 and is still maintained as a private aid to navigation.”
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Germany, The Travel Destination

Germany, The Travel Destination

Tourist information for Germany including: destinations, upcoming events, travel tips, and local weather. An information center, route planner, interactive maps, panoramic pictures, and short videos are available. The German National Tourist Board oversees the site.
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Salou Scene

Salou Scene

Comprehensive travel guide to Salou, Spain. Provides information on accommodations, events and entertainment, attractions, maps, nightlife and more.
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Nairobi Kenya Travel

Nairobi Kenya Travel

NairobiKenya.com is a “comprehensive online travel guide for all major tourist destinations in the city of Nairobi, Kenya.” Provides information on hotels, restaurants, weather reports, news and events and travel guides.
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Hostelling International American Youth Hostels

Hostelling International American Youth Hostels

This is Hostelling International’s American Youth Hostel Association (HI-YAH). This site includes easy access to contact information and descriptions of hostels in cities across the United States, as well as links to other international associations belonging to the International Youth Hostel Federation.
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Hostelling International

Hostelling International

Site by the International Youth Hostel Fedreation, providing links to individual country Youth Hostel Association web pages, as well as other contact information. Includes information on which cities in the world have hostels that can be reserved through the electronic “International Booking Network”.
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Grenada Explorer – the travel and resort guide to the Caribbean island of Grenada

Grenada Explorer – the travel and resort guide to the Caribbean island of Grenada

Travel information about Grenada, a Caribbean island, including accommodations, airlines, restaurants, nightlife, car rental, recreation, a newsletter. Also includes a webcam view of Grenada, an extensive photo album, and a travel forum for visitors.
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Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor

This site is a great resource for prospective travelers. It helps find hotels, cruises and flights. Also provides vacation ideas and details about vacation spots chosen as the spotlight destination. Allows users to provide reviews and feedback making it a realistic resource for accurate information.
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The Official Site for Tourism in Cambodia

The Official Site for Tourism in Cambodia

This website contains all of the information that travelers need to plan a trip to Cambodia, including information about history, foreign embassies and events around the country.
Subject: Regional & Country Information–Asia–Cambodia–Cambodia Travel & Tourism; Entertainment & Leisure–Travel & Tourism–Asia Travel & Tourism

The Magic Morocco

The Magic Morocco

Welcome to Morocco. This site contains basic information for those wanting to travel to Morocco. Topics include food, culture, geography, and climate.
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The Budget Traveller’s Guide to Sleeping In Airports

The Budget Traveller’s Guide to Sleeping In Airports

This useful website has compiled commentary from thousands of travellers on the experience of sleeping in particular airports. The site rates the best airports in which to sleep in terms of cleanliness, safety, comfort, etc. Search the site according to world region or by country. Over 600 airports around the world are included.
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Planeta.com

Planeta.com

The website of this “global journal of practical ecotourism,” focuses primarily on ecotourism issues and education for Mexico and the Americas. The site includes country-specific information for several South and Central American countries, and features a world travel directory with listings of eco-friendly travel agents and tour operators.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Travel & Tourism–North America–Central America Travel & Tourism; Entertainment & Leisure–Travel & Tourism–South America Travel & Tourism; Entertainment & Leisure–Travel & Tourism–North America–Mexico Travel & Tourism

Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism

Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism

Site offers an overview of information on the geography, culture, accomodations, activities of the Dominican Republic and much more. Find currency exchange rates, customs and visa regulations, along with other travel information.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Travel & Tourism–Caribbean Travel & Tourism

Tourism Malaysia

Tourism Malaysia

Official tourism board website with images, links, and information for international travelers to Malaysia.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Travel & Tourism–Asia Travel & Tourism

Lonely Planet Online

Lonely Planet Online

Contains travel information for regions, countries and cities worldwide; postcards from travellers around the world; traveller’s health check and detours to the “lost and forgotten places of the world”.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Travel & Tourism–North America Travel & Tourism; Entertainment & Leisure–Travel & Tourism–Middle East Travel & Tourism; Entertainment & Leisure–Travel & Tourism–South Pacific Travel & Tourism; Entertainment & Leisure–Travel & Tourism–South America Travel & Tourism; Entertainment & Leisure–Travel & Tourism–Asia Travel & Tourism; Entertainment & Leisure–Travel & Tourism–Africa Travel & Tourism; Entertainment & Leisure–Travel & Tourism–Europe Travel & Tourism; Entertainment & Leisure–Travel & Tourism–Australia Travel & Tourism; Entertainment & Leisure–Travel & Tourism–Caribbean Travel & Tourism

Destination Elsewhere

Destination Elsewhere

An online travel and culture magazine that features articles, stories, art, and photography about travel or cultural observation.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Travel & Tourism

Bruges Info

Bruges Info

Bruges, Belgium travel information guide, your travel resource to the Venice of the North. Explore over 500 photos of Bruges, weather and maps, Bruges hotel, and bed and breakfasts for accomodations
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Travel & Tourism–Europe Travel & Tourism

Canada’s Northern Life Magazine

Canada’s Northern Life Magazine

“A magazine dedicated to the people and places and that make Canada special.New artists ,writers and Canadian talent are always welcome to submit material. This is meant to be an entertaining magazine the supportspositive values and good news issues.”
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Travel & Tourism–North America–Canada Travel & Tourism; Regional & Country Information–North America–Canada

Via Nova Destination Magazine

Via Nova Destination Magazine

“We believe that everyone deserves a vacation, and that is why we created Via Nova Destination Magazine – to provide affordable and realistic vacation advice and travel planning to average, middle-income people.” Site includes news features, resource listings and a classified section.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Travel & Tourism–Travel News

Vermont Living Magazine

Vermont Living Magazine

“Vermont, real estate, business, life, skiing, fishing, golfing, cross country skiing, lodging, country inns, resort hotels, motels, history, music, recommended dining, jokes, photos, personals, recipes, stories, much more.”
Subject: Regional & Country Information–North America–United States–New England States (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont); Entertainment & Leisure–Travel & Tourism–North America–United States Travel & Tourism

Travelmag

Travelmag

“A monthly travel magazine for the independent traveler. Each month a range of features illustrated with photographs bring the third world home, and the regulars section contains features such as ‘crime of the month’, disease of the month’ and ‘inprint’ sec”
Subject: Regional & Country Information; Entertainment & Leisure–Travel & Tourism

Southern New Mexico Online Magazine

Southern New Mexico Online Magazine

“General interest e-zine highlighting news, arts, history, travel, people, places, events, and general information in Southwest New Mexico.”
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Travel & Tourism–North America Travel & Tourism; Regional & Country Information–North Americ–United States–Mountain States (Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming)

Kafenio

Kafenio

A dynamic monthly e-zine focusing on European life and culture.
Subject: Regional & Country Information–Europe; Entertainment & Leisure–Travel & Tourism–Europe Travel & Tourism

Israel Tourist Guide

Israel Tourist Guide

“The big and best weekly paper and online paper for Travel and Tourist In Israel.”
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Travel & Tourism–Middle East Travel & Tourism; Regional & Country Information–Middle East

International Living

International Living

International Living Magazine highlights the best places in the world to vacation, retire/relocate, invest, and purchase real estate.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Travel & Tourism; Business & Economics–Real Estate

Alameda Sun

Alameda Sun

“Alameda Sun is the most complete on-line resource about people, places and events on our island.” The site includes calendar listings, local news, commentary, interviews,reviews, and other information about local resources.
Subject: Regional & Country Information–North America–United States–Pacific States (Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington); Entertainment & Leisure–Travel & Tourism–North America–United States Travel & Tourism

Historic Traveler

Historic Traveler

“The Ultimate Guide to Great Historic Destinations. Readers who are not just fascinated by history, but who love visiting the places where history was made, find Historic Traveler indispensable. Each issue is packed with features and guides to historic places, hotels and inns, reenactments, tours, side trips and more. Complete with beautiful photog …
Subject: Regional & Country Information; Arts & Humanities–History; Entertainment & Leisure–Travel & Tourism

High On Adventure

High On Adventure

The editors state that this online magazine “caters to the traveler who puts discovery, adventure, and good value as their most important criteria in selecting their vacation destinations.” Each month the magazine features articles on interesting places to visit around the world. Feature articles from previous issues are accessible, as well as re …
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Travel & Tourism

Cruising the Cape

Cruising the Cape

“A tourism magazine regularly updated with information on the Margaret River district in the south-west of Western Australia. It includes accommodation, to do, and events section and information on wineries and other attractions.”
Subject: Regional & Country Information–Australia; Entertainment & Leisure–Travel & Tourism–Australia Travel & Tourism

Canadian Living

Canadian Living

“Information in the areas of food, family, home and living and invites readers to participate in discussion forums and chats.”
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Travel & Tourism–North America–Canada Travel & Tourism; Arts & Humanities–Culture–General Interest; Regional & Country Information–North America–Canada

Canada’s Northern Life Magazine

Canada’s Northern Life Magazine

“A magazine dedicated to the people and places and that make Canada special.New artists ,writers and Canadian talent are always welcome to submit material. This is meant to be an entertaining magazine the supportspositive values and good news issues.”
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Travel & Tourism–North America–Canada Travel & Tourism; Regional & Country Information–North America–Canada

Big World Magazine

Big World Magazine

“A fresh, unpretentious travel magazine that celebrates the simple joy of exploration – and steers clear of corporate, sterile luxury. Big World is the bimonthly print publication for the smart, independent, budget adventure traveller who shies away from the industry that tourism has become and leans towards real adventure and the earthy joys of tr …
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Travel & Tourism

AAA Going Places Magazine

AAA Going Places Magazine

“AAA Going Places is a lifestyle-focused magazine written and distributed exclusively for AAA members. Every issue of AAA Going Places includes information on the latest travel trends and opportunities, automotive and consumer tips, legislative updates and other member-focused editorial.”
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Travel & Tourism

Guia Madrid Rural

Guia Madrid Rural

Travel information for the Madrid area. Regional maps and guides to campsites, hotels, hostels, and rural homes. Includes information on outdoor activities and transportation in the area. In Spanish with limited English.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Travel & Tourism–Europe Travel & Tourism

VisitEurope.com

VisitEurope.com

Comprehensive travel site for people planning to visit Europe. Each country has its own profile, highlighting popular places to visit, hotel and transportation information, trip planning, and news. The site also features tips for first time visitors, a trip planning guide, a calendar of events, and information for travelers with special interests …
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Travel & Tourism–Europe Travel & Tourism; Regional & Country Information–Europe–United Kingdom–UK Travel And Tourism