Lybster (Scotland) lighthouse 'definitely needs a lick of paint'

An anonymous post of social media highlighted Lybster lighthouse's 140th anniversary while lamenting the sorry state of its paintwork.

Lybster Harbor, Scotland - USLHS archive

The 'anonymous participant' posted an image of the picture-postcard lighthouse at Lybster harbor in the Facebook page Lybster Community Group and attracted many comments including an update on planned work to brighten the iconic structure.

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Tours provide view of Price's Creek (NC) Lighthouse

Price's Creek Lighthouse can hardly be seen. Literally.

Prices Creek, NC - National Archives

Those who travel on the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry can catch a glimpse of it, but it sits on private property owned by Archer Daniels Midland, and is unaccessible to the public.

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Barnegat (NJ) Lighthouse Looks Like New After Million Dollar Restoration

Situated on Long Beach Island, the Barnegat Lighthouse now shimmers brightly in the Jersey Shore after a much needed million dollar face lift was completed last year.

Barnegat, NJ - Jeff Gales

After being closed to the public for more than a year, the lighthouse reopened last June 10 after a $1.3 million renovation project.

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Up North beach town crowdfunding for a $1.1M Frankfort North Breakwater (MI) lighthouse restoration

This Northern Michigan beach town is crowdfunding for a $1.1 million lighthouse restoration project.

Frankfort's North Breakwater Light is part of the picturesque view of Lake Michigan from the city's popular beach. It can be seen while enjoying an afternoon on the sand, or while sitting on one of the dozens of beach benches to watch a sunset.

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Introducing Maritime Time: Sarah Lane and the Mission Point (MI) Lighthouse

Michigan has the most lighthouses in the United States; there are 129 of these things statewide.

At the tip of the Old Mission Peninsula is the Mission Point Lighthouse. Seven different people served as lighthouse keepers in its heyday.

Old Mission Point, MI - USLHS archive 

Only one of those was a woman. Sarah Lane and her husband John, took over in 1881. They worked as a unit watching ships, keeping the light burning and caring for the grounds

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Mayo Lighthouse (Ireland) fly-over being explored for D-Day celebrations

The possibility of a military aircraft flyover of Blacksod Lighthouse is being explored for June as part of the 80th anniversary celebrations of the D-Day landings in 1944.

Blacksod Point, Ireland - USLHS archive

A number of events are currently being organized to take place in Blacksod on June 6 as part of the 80th anniversary of the landing of Allied Forces on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944.

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'Stuff of dreams' Welsh beach with mountains, Llanddwyn Lighthouse and forest that people are going crazy for

The "stuff of dreams" is how one visitor describes this Welsh beach, which neighbours a national nature reserve and forest. You wouldn't be wrong to think you were someplace on the west coast of the United States as you strolled among Corsican pines, with red squirrels scrambling up trees and a view of the glistening water as your backdrop.

Llanddwyn, Wales - Lesbardd

It's a postcard-worthy scene from every angle, and Yns Llanddwyn is simply the icing on the cake for this gorgeous area. It is a true photography hotspot for people who flock to capture the island with its own lighthouse in all its glory.

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Heceta Head (OR) celebration Saturday

Heceta Head Lightstation  celebrates its birthday this Saturday, March 30, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The community is invited to celebrate at the lightstation, which has a scenic walking trail from the beach to the Keeper's Home, gift shop, and lighthouse tower. This family-friendly free event takes place at the Heceta Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast in the Keeper's Home.

Heceta Head, OR - James Hill

Food and beverages are available, and musicians will perform.

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Halfmoon Reef Lighthouse draws in motorcycles as part of Texas tour

Standing on the edge of Port Lavaca, at the precipice of the causeway across Lavaca Bay, lies Halfmoon Reef Lighthouse - the city's "unofficial" icon and emblem of the Port Lavaca Wave's own flag. An unassuming structure that once sat out in the ocean, guiding ships to shore, Halfmoon Reef Lighthouse now has a new purpose: guiding motorcycle enthusiasts to Port Lavaca.

Half Moon Reef, TX - Mike & Carol McKinney

Halfmoon Reef Lighthouse is now one of 55 different stops scattered across the Lone Star State as part of the Motorcycle Grand Tour of Texas. Created by tour director David Canada, the tour invites motorcyclists to travel across the breadth and width of Texas; from the panhandle to West Texas and from the Hill Country to the Gulf Coast, the tour illustrates the wildly diverse landscapes of Canada's home state.

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30 beautiful lighthouses around the world

Diamond Head, HI - USLHS archive

Includes US lighthouses: Diamond Head, HI; Split Rock, MN; Bodie Island, NC; Eldred Rock, AK; Cape Neddick, ME; and Portland Head, ME

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