"(A lighthouse) is such a potent image:
practical, because lives depend on it, and
at the same time, utterly romantic, this
lonely building on the cusp of land and sea,
sending out light into the darkness."
people are drawn to lighthouses. Lighthouses
symbolize safety and security to the seafaring
traveler and have been around for thousands of
years. In fact, one of the seven wonders of
the ancient world was the Lighthouse at Alexandria. With
today's technology including depth finders and
GPS systems, lighthouses are no longer needed for
navigation. Still, they remain today as reminders of a
bygone era when these beacons in the night were
essential for safe navigation.
What you will find here
A study of today's Cape Cod lighthouses,
their history, location and how to visit
Lighthouses are everywhere!
From Bourne to Provincetown, Cape Cod
lighthouses can be found at all the
important navigation points to mark
dangerous shipping areas.