There is a lighthouse boat at the Maritime museum near us. I love going past it and thinking of times gone by, when lighthouses were manned and vitally important for maritime traffic.

There was also a lighthouse right next to our hotel in Oskarshamn

In years gone by, lighthouse keepers would have to manually keep the light burning, and live in isolated places all their lives in order to keep ships safe. Nowadays many of these old lighthouses are abandoned or automated.

Kjeungskjær Lighthouse, Ørland, Norway
Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse, Chesapeake Bay, Maryland
Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse, Rockland, Maine
Pater Noster in Sweden, photo by Erik Nissen Johansen
Thridrangar Lighthouse, Iceland
Tevennec Lighthouse, Brittany, France
Frying Pan Tower, North Carolina, USA
Tourlitis Lighthouse, Greece
Stannard Rock Lighthouse, Lake Superior, Michigan

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Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

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