Histories of the Lighthouses of Quill andParchment's July 2021 Issue
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Nauset Beach Light ~ Cape Cod National Seashore near Eastham ~ Massachusetts ~ USA

The tower that eventually became Nauset Light was constructed in 1877 as one of two towers in
Chatham. It was moved to Eastham in 1923 to replace the Three Sisters of Nausethree small wood
light-houses that had been decommissioned. They have since been relocated to a small field about
1,000 feet west of the Nauset Light.   Nauset  Light was originally all white,  but in the 1940s, the
top section of the tower was painted red, creating the iconic appearance. (Wikipedia)
by Stephanie Wright

Faro di Capo Ferro ~ North East Sardinia ~ Marcos De Julia

Capo Ferro Lighthouse (Italian: Faro di Capo Ferro) is an active lighthouse located on the same name promontory which
marks the southern entrance to the Strait of Bonifacio and to the Maddalena archipelago, in the municipality of Arzachena,
in the north east of Sardinia, Italy, on the Tyrrhenian Sea. (Wikipedia)
by Marcos De Julia

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ~ Bristol ~ Maine ~ USA

The Pemaquid Point Light is a historic U.S. light-house located in Bristol, Lincoln County, Maine, at the
tip of the Pemaquid Neck. The lighthouse was commissioned in 1827 by President John Quincy Adams
and built that year. Because of poor workmanship (salt water was used in the mortar mix), the lighthouse
began to crumble and was replaced in 1835.
by Ben Tero

Noordwijk Lighthouse ~ (Vuurtoren van Noordwijk aan Zee) ~ South Holland

The first mention of a lighthouse in Noordwijk was in 1444 when fishermen returned home when the sun
went down. The light was lit only when fishermen were active at sea. In the 19th century a wooden platform
built which was replaced in 1854 by a stone turret. This light was demolished in 1913.

The current tower was built in 1921 as a reconnaissance tower for shipping, and its first lighting was at Aug-
ust 23, 1923. Ten years later the tower was painted white to protect it against the water. (Wikipedia)
by Peter Den Uyl

The Jupiter Inlet Light ~ Jupiter ~ Florida ~ USA

The Jupiter Inlet Light is located in Jupiter, Florida, on the north side of the Jupiter Inlet. The site for the
lighthouse was chosen in 1853. It is located between Cape Canaveral Light and Hillsboro Inlet Light. The
lighthouse was designed by then Lieutenant George G. Meade of the Bureau of Topographical Engineers.

Meade's design was subsequently modified by Lieutenant William Raynolds. The Jupiter Inlet silted shut
in 1854, forcing all building supplies to be shipped in light boats down the Indian River. Work was inter-
rupted from 1856 to 1858 by the Third Seminole War. The lighthouse was completed under the supervision
of Captain Edward A. Yorke in 1860 at a cost of more than $60,000.(Wikipedia)
by Rick Macomber

Hilarys Boat Harbour Light ~ Western Australia

Hillarys Boat Harbour is a marina and tourist precinct located in Hillarys, north of Perth, Western Australia
and on the Indian Ocean.(Wikimapia)
by Garry Frayne

Faro dell'Isola di Murano) ~ Venice ~ Italy

The Murano Lighthouse is an active lighthouse located in the south east part of the island of Murano in the
Venetian Lagoon on the Adriatic Sea. The first lighthouse, built in 1912, was a metal skeletal tower on piles,
which was deactivated in 1934 when the current one became operational. The lighthouse consists of a two-
stages cylindrical stone tower, 35 metres (115 ft) high, with double balcony and lantern. The tower is painted
white, on the upper stage are painted two black horizontal bands facing the range line, on the east side, in
order to have the lighthouse more visible during the day. (Wikipedia)
by Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Little Sable Point Lighthouse ~ Mears ~ Michigan

The Little Sable Point Light is a lighthouse located south of Pentwater in the lower peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan.
It is in the southwest corner of Golden Township, just south of Silver Lake State Park. The lighthouse was designed by Col.
Orlando M. Poe and has been described as "classic Poe tower."    The design used 109 1-foot-diameter wood pilings driven
into the sand, capped by 12   feet of stone as a stout base for the brick tower.    The walls of the tower are 5 feet thick at the
base and 2 feet at its zenith.

Following the loss of the  Schooner Pride  in 1866,  public outcries for a light at this locale were finally heard and heeded.
Congress approved funding in 1871,  but construction was delayed until 1874 due to lack of roads to the site.   The station
was originally named  "Petite  Pointe  Au  Sable Lighthouse",   which is the name used on most official records; officially, 
however, the name was changed in 1910.[ Although commonly called "Little Sable Point Light", it is listed by the National
Park Service as "Little Point Sable Light" (Wikipedia)
by Dusty Damsgaard

North Tower ~ Schiermonnikoog ~ Northern ~ Net Netherlands

The North Tower is the unofficial name for one of the lighthouses on the Dutch island Schiermonnikoog, one of the
Frisian Islands, on the edge of the North Sea ; the other is the South Tower.    It was built by H.G. Jansen & A. van
Rhyn, and was activated in 1854. From the tower, weather reports are issued for the coastal waters. In 1998 it was
painted red. (Wikipedia)
by Manon Roosjen

Portland Head Light ~ Cape Elizabeth ~ Maine ~ USA

Portland Head Light is a historic lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. The light station sits on a head of land
at the entrance of the primary shipping channel into Portland Harbor, which is within Casco Bay in the Gulf of
Maine. Completed in 1791, it is the oldest lighthouse in Maine.

The light station is automated, and the tower, beacon, and foghorn are maintained by the United States Coast
Guard, while the former lighthouse keepers' house is a maritime museum within Fort Williams Park. (Wikipedia)
by Seth Tichenor

Heceta Head Lighthouse ~ Oregon Coast ~ Oregon ~ USA

Heceta Head is named after the Spanish explorer  Bruno de Heceta,  who explored the Pacific North-
west during the late 18th century.  Before him, Heceta Head was a spot of frequent fishing and hunting
by the American Indian tribes that populated the area.

Heceta Head is part of the Siuslaw Indians' traditional lands, known in their language as ɫúwis. They
hunted sea lions in the area and gathered sea bird eggs from the offshore rocks. It was also the site of
a legend — the Animal People built a great stone wall, which is now the cliffs, and tricked the Grizzly
Bear brothers to their deaths there. In 1888, white settlers moved into the area and claimed 164 acres
of the surrounding land. That same year, the United States Lighthouse Service approved the building
of the lighthouse, and the government bought 19 acres, out of the 164 acres previously purchased, for
the lighthouse structures. (Wikipedia)
by Mauricio Almay


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