“Imagine a world in which there are no lighthouses and never have been any. Such a place would have few explorers or mariners. Being lost at sea was then as it is now a matter of life and death.”
In our modern age with overnight “shipping” it’s hard to imagine a world that depended on ships. Yet even today we recognize the importance of trade. Lighthouses were the cornerstones of the maritime industry as navigational tools.
More than 60 countries will be celebrating International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend, August 21-22. This is the 25th anniversary of the event.
Lighthouse Encyclopedia by Jay Jones