The first lighthouse in America was Boston Light on Little Brewster Island (1716). The original tower was destroyed by the British during the evacuation of Boston and eventually reconstructed in 1784. The oldest existing lighthouse in America is Sandy Hook Lighthouse, NJ (1764), which is still in operation. By the end of the 19th century, the United States with its long coastlines had the most lighthouses of any nation. Lighthouse keepers were needed to trim the wicks, replenish fuel, wind clockworks and perform maintenance tasks such as cleaning lenses and windows. The last manned lighthouse built in the U.S. was the Charleston Light constructed in 1962.
Lighthouses in Oregon
Oregon Historic Lighthouse Information & Lighthouse Pictures Oregon USCG
Cape Arago Lighthouse, Coos County Cape Blanco Lighthouse, Curry County Cape Meares Lighthouse, Tillamook County Coquille River Lighthouse, Coos County Desdemona Sands Lighthouse, Clatsop County Heceta Head Lighthouse, Lane County Tillamook Rock Lighthouse, Clatsop County Umpqua River Lighthouse, Douglas County Warrior Rock Lighthouse, on Sauvie Island in the Columbia River Willamette River Lighthouse, mouth of the Willamette Rive Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, Newport Yaquina Head Lighhouset, Lincoln County
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