The WWW Virtual Library:
The World's Lighthouses, Lightships & Lifesaving Stations
Information categorized by subject.
See also other subjects.
Please mail the maintainer if you know of related WEB information not in these lists.
As of 3/15/96, additions, corrections and major maintenance to this list and/or items on it will be prefaced by the icon for easier identification.
- For your convenience, a trail of significant adds/changes to this index by date has been incorporated into the Selkirk Lighthouse "What's New" page.
This field covers:
- LIFESAVING STATIONS
- RELATED ORGANIZATIONS & FIELDS
- A summary of Lighthouse Organizations' names, addresses, contacts, phone numbers, e-mail addresses around the world, including those not on the Internet as yet
- The United States Lighthouse Society, in San Francisco, California
- The New Dungeness Chapter of the USLHS, in Sequim, Washington
- The Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association, of Allen Park, Michigan
- The Lighthouse Preservation Society, of Rockport, Massachusetts
- The Nauset Light Preservation Society, of Eastham, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
- The Outer Banks Lighthouse Society, of Nags Head, North Carolina
- The Point Arena Lighthouse Keepers, Inc., of Point Arena, California
- Lighthouse Society of Great Britain
- The Dutch Lighthouse Association
Lighthouses with their own Web pages
- United States
- Alki Lighthouse on Puget Sound, just outside Seattle, Washington, reviewed as a SCUBA-diving site.
- Big Bay Point Lighthouse on Lake Superior in upper Michigan
- Boston Light on Little Brewster Island, first lighthouse in America (1716) has a page developed by the Friends of Boston Harbor Islands.
- Cape St. George Lighthouse, at Cape St. George Florida. This page hosts both information and a fundraising appeal to help re-locate the light in an effort to prevent destruction by the rapidly-encroaching seas
- Chesapeake Bay Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast
- East Brother Light Station in San Francisco is a gorgeous B&B as well as an historical landmark
- Fairport Harbor Lighthouse & Marine Museum in Ohio
- Florida Lighthouse Page provides substantial geographic and historic details on all 38 lights and lighthouses statewide
- "The Graves" hosts the outermost light of Boston Harbor, similarly provided by the Friends of Boston Harbor Islands.
- The Hereford Inlet Lighthouse in North Wildwood, NJ, is an usual Swiss Gothic construct built in 1874
- Isle Au Haut Lighthouse off the coast of Maine
- The history of Key West Lighthouse
- Kilauea Lighthouse in Hawaii
- Long Island Light, in Boston's Inner Harbor has a page also developed by the Friends of Boston Harbor Islands.
- Marblehead Light in Massachusetts, a site presently under construction
- Nauset Light on Cape Cod, Massachusetts
- New Dungeness Light Station in Sequim, Washington, also under construction
- Pigeon Point Lighthouse & Youth Hostel
- Point Arena Lighthouse, Point Arena, California
- Point Montara Lighthouse & Youth Hostel
- Point Reyes Lighthouse in California
- Point Reyes Lighthouse and Lifeboat Rescue Station
- Point Sur Lighthouse in California
- Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse in Florida
- Rose Island Lighthouse, on Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island
- Portland Head Light, Portland, Maine
- Sand Hill Lighthouse, on the Keweenaw Peninsula in Michigan
- St. Augustine Lighthouse in Florida
- A brief page dedicated to the St. Simons Island Lighthouse in Georgia
- Selkirk Lighthouse, on eastern Lake Ontario in northern New York
- Sodus Bay Lighthouse, at Sodus Point, New York, and Lake Ontario
- Tibbetts Point Lighthouse, on eastern Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence Seaway in northern New York
- Tybee Island Lighthouse near Savannah, Georgia
- Umpqua River Lighthouse
- The Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the ancient world's 7 wonders. An excellent historical reference including details about present day archaeological efforts and recent recoveries from the site. NOTE: this excellent site has recently been relocated.
- A captivating story (with photos) of an Italian journalist's experiences serving temporarily as Keeper at the Lighthouse of Dyrhólaey, near Vik
- An unusual interview with the present keepers concerned about their future in a time of unparalleled uncertainty accompanies a pictorial essay of life today at Vladivostok's Tokarevsky Cape Lighthouse.
- The lighthouse on Vinga Island, westernmost point of Göteborg, Sweden's second largest city.
Lighthouse historic and research resources
- Extracted from the St. Petersburg Times, Florida's Guiding Lights is the culmination of a year's study by Scott Keeler of that state's thirty maritime sentinels
- Lighthouse Digest, in Wells, Maine. You can read synopses of recent articles from this publication here and even subscribe to it.
- Bill Britten and Jim Carigan have joined forces with Wayne Wheeler of the US Lighthouse Society to develop a Table of Contents for the 'Keeper's Log' quarterly for the first 11 years of this publication.
Lighthouse photographic displays
- Bill's Lighthouse Getaway, by Bill Britten, Systems Librarian at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. This is the 'grandfather' of all lighthouse presentations on the Web. If you're seeking a specific geographic area of Bill's extensive and growing collection of lights, they are indexed as follows:
- Linda's Lighthouse Page, by Linda Sue Anderson at the University of Michigan, provides, among a host of additional lighthouse materials (frequently updated), tours of the lights of:
- There's a picture of the Cape Ann Lighthouse in Rockport, MA, on this page, but unfortunately, no details
- 'The Beachcomber' offers pictures of and from the lantern room of the Cape May Point Lighthouse, and related information
- Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey, an extensive and expanding collection by David S. Carter, at the University of Michigan. Lights along the Atlantic Coast are included, and soon Ireland . . . Part of the Internet Public Library.
- There is an extensive archive of lighthouse photographs in the collection of the Detroit Publishing Company. Enter the word 'lighthouse' or 'lighthouses' at the query page and you'll get ~ 125 hits, including many antique shots from glass negatives.
- There are pictures and brief histories of the Fire Island and Montauk Point Lighthouses contained in the Long Island Guide
- The State of Maine's Department of Tourism offers a list of Maine lights, with some individual information being developed
- Outer Banks lighthouses
- More Outer Banks lights here: examine Ocracoke, Cape Hatteras, Bodie Island and Currituck Beach lights together (This is large, vic. 250k)
- Pacific Northwest Lighthouses is a series under development by photographer Debra Teachout-Teashon
- Two unique views of Great Lakes Lights, and one of Martha's Vineyard, with expectations of more to come
- The Split Rock Lighthouseis featured in 'History Where It's Happening,' an historic presentation by the state of Minnesota
- Photographer Don Uvick provides pictures of some of his favorite lighthouses within his Web site
- An expanding Gallery of additional lighthouses
Lighthouse art and collectibles
Lighthouse personal pages
- Peter Amass has assembled "Pete's Lantern Room," which includes many lights around the US and the world
- Nico Derks has done a very nice job (in English) on his Lighthouses of the World, which is based in the Netherlands, and includes information on the Dutch Lighthouse Association. Nico has recently supplemented this site with a lighthouse BBS to actively encourage discussions.
- Jim Dixon's Outerbanks Lighthouse includes an offer to download his pictures of Corolla, Bodie Island, Ocracoke, and Cape Hatteras
- Jim Carigan's own lighthouse home page is under development with expectations of substantial lighthouse graphics and information
- Jeremy D'Entremont has an expanding collection of lighthouse material on his home page, now substantially increased
- Jeremy D'Entremont's growing list of lighthouse-related links
- Jeremy's now added another sub-site based on the book "Maine Lighthouses: A Pictorial Guide"
- Dennis Hoffman has begun a nice site called "Night Beacons," which offers you pictures of lights he visited in New Jersey, Outer Banks, Florida, and the Pacific Northwest, with more promised.
- 'Keepers of the Light,' tales from two lighthouse lovers, includes an index with pictures of lighthouses of the Pacific Northwest
- Fred Menke photographs and publishes the "Lighthouse Locator," which features a new lighthouse location every month
- Wadell Robey is busily putting more and more additions on his collection of The Lighthouses of Chesapeake Bay
- Phil Block's Web pages, focusing on the Great Lakes
- The Lighthouse HyperText Project is the beginning of a creative effort by Daniel Stewart Godwin and Zachery Cunningham
- Wayne Higgs has begun a personal page dedicated to aids to navigation, featuring lighthouses and lightships.
- Walt Robinson's Lighthouse Page, covering those lights which he and his family have visited
- A novel lighthouse personal page -- definitely different!
- "Lighthouse, The Dark Being" by Sierra Entertainment, is a fully animated, 3-D rendered, first person perspective game played within a lighthouse. It offers a compelling storyline, fascinating puzzles, interesting characters and hours of gameplay.
- An east to west index of Lights of the Seaway Trail, covering the New York State shores of the St. Lawrence Seaway, Lakes Ontario and Erie
- The 'Edward Rowe Snow Memorial Project,' honoring one of the earliest lighthouse advocates
- Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands, Inc. has quite a bit of lighthouse information on its Web site
- A press release about the new Great Lakes Lighthouse stamp series provided by the Lighthouse Preservation Society of Rockport, MA
- A Comprehensive List of ALL lighthouses known to offer guest accommodations.
- Lighthouses of Door County, Wisconsin: information sans pictures
- 'Quoddy Loop Lighthouses' offers info on touring in the western Bay of Fundy, including northern Maine and New Brunswick, Canada
- Lightship HURON, in David Carter's collection
- A list of Lightships is included in this list of preserved naval vessels in the US
- Nico Derks of the Netherlands has a special page dedicated to Lightships
Contemporary Issues in Lifesaving
RELATED ORGANIZATIONS & FIELDS
- Lars Bruzelius' complete Maritime Virtual Library
- 'Hogan's Alley Naval and Nautical Index Page' is a great web site developed by USN retiree Al Beaupre, to help the Naval community navigate around fragmented WWW naval & nautical sites
- The Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, CT, houses one of the largest collections of preserved/restored historic vessels, ships' plans, ships' registry, photographs dating back to the 1840's, and a wealth of other historic maritime resources.
- Maritime resources within the National Park System
- The National Maritime Initiative works to identify and preserve, among others; lighthouses, lightstations, lightships, lifesaving stations, and historic vessels.
- Captain (a real Maine sea captain) Dennis Webb's Maritime Page
- The Shining Sea Foundation of East Boston hopes to construct a new American extreme clipper ship. We wish them well.
- US Coast Guard District map
- US Coast Guard -- Local Notices to Mariners
Maintained by Jim Walker of the Selkirk Lighthouse, first Lighthouse Keeper on the Internet and the Web
All comments gladly welcomed
Most recent update: 21 January 1997