Lighthouses have been beacons of maritime navigation for centuries. They serve a very important part in making sure boats and other marine vessels stay safe and navigate where they need to go. There are many historic lighthouses around the United States that have provided guidance for boats throughout the years. The following graphic created by SI Yachts visualizes 100 of the most historic lighthouses in the U.S.. These are some of the most interesting lighthouses: The tallest lighthouse in the United States is Cape Hatteras Light. It is 198.5 feet tall and located in Buxton, North Carolina. The oldest working lighthouse in the country that is still standing is the Sandy Hook Lighthouse in New Jersey, which was constructed in 1764. The United States’ first lighthouse was the Boston Light which was first lit in 1716. Sadly, it was destroyed during the American Revolution, but was rebuilt in 1783 and is still actively staffed by the U.S. Coast Guard.
Infographic by: siyachts