Eddystone Rock was the site of the first offshore lighthouse built in. The first of four lighthouses here was built in 1698.
The first built lighthouse in New Zealand was Pencarrow Head in 1858.
The world's first known lighthouse was the Pharos, or lighthouse of Alexandria, which was built by the Egyptians somewhere around the year 279 or 283 BC.
The first lighthouse built at Cape Hatteras was built in 1803, but the current Cape Hatteras lighthouse was built in 1870.
The first lighthouse in North America was built by the Spanish in 1586. It was built at St. Augustine, Florida but is no longer there.
The lighthouse at Geraldton is the Moore Point lighthouse, which was the first all steel tower built on Australia's mainland.
A short list of all the Lighthouses that could be found in my home county of Cornwall. Trevose Head Lighthouse - built in 1847. Situated some 4.5 miles from Padstow. Godrevy Lighthouse - built in 1858 on Godrevy Island in St Ives bay. Pendeen Lighthouse - built in 1900 on Pendeen Watch headland. Seven Stones Lightvessel - anchored 15 miles WNW of Longships Lighthouse. Longships Lighthouse - first built in 1795 1.5 miles out from Land's End. Wolf Rock Lighthouse - first beacon built in 1795 8 miles from Land's End. St Agnes Lighthouse - built in 1680 used until 1911. Bishop Rock Lighthouse - first started in 1847 on an isolated rock SW of Scilly Isles. Tater Du Lighthouse - built in 1965 near Penzance. Lizard Lighthouse - first built in 1619 at the end of the Lizard peninsula. St Anthony's Head Lighthouse - built in 1835 at entrance to Falmouth harbour. Eddystone Lighthouse - first built in 1698 8 miles off Rame Head.
The first United States Lighthouse was built 1716. It is the Boston Lighthouse built on Little Brewster Island. This Lighthouse was destroyed during the Revolutionary war and was rebuilt in 1783 and still stands today. For the source and more detailed information concerning your request, click on the related links section (Lighthouse Depot) indicated below.
The world's first known lighthouse, and the tallest, was built by the Egyptians somewhere around the year 279 or 283 BC. This was the famous Pharos, or lighthouse of Alexandria, which was situated on the eastern point of Pharos Island, off the Nile Delta.
The Egyptians built the Pharos, or Lighthouse of Alexandria, which was believed to be the first lighthouse, and to include a massive library.
The Sandy Hook Lighthouse was first lit on June 11, 1764.
The first American lighthouse was built on Little Brewster Island in Boston Harbor in 1716. The original tower was destroyed during the Revolutionary War, and the current tower was built in 1783. The oldest lighthouse in the USA which is still standing is the Sandy Hook Lighthouse, which sits at the entrance to New York Harbor in New Jersey. It was built between 1761 and 1764.
It was first lit in 1859.
The world's first known lighthouse, and the tallest, was built by the Egyptians somewhere around the year 279 or 283 BC. This was the famous Pharos, or lighthouse of Alexandria, which was situated on the eastern point of Pharos Island, off the western coast of the Nile Delta.
The first lighthouse on Alcatraz was opened on June 1, 1854 and operated until it was replaced in 1909. The reason being that the lighthouse was too short to shine over the main prison building. The second lighthouse, 84 feet tall, was then built to replace it.
The current tower was first lit in 1870.
The current tower was first lit in 1859.
The first lighthouse that is known to recorded history was Egypt's Pharos of Alexandria. This was said to be built around 280 BC, and not only was it the first it was also the tallest lighthouse ever built standing at 450 high
The world's first known lighthouse, and the tallest, was built by the Egyptians somewhere around the year 279 or 283 BC. This was the famous Pharos, or lighthouse of Alexandria, which was situated on the eastern point of Pharos Island. Some believe that the Colossus of Rhodes was a lighthouse, but it was a war memorial, and never functioned as a lighthouse.
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Ptolomy the First, built between 280 and 247 BC
Cape Naturaliste lighthouse is positioned in far southwestern Australia, overlooking Geographe Bay. It was built in 1903 and the light was first operational in 1904.
According to the Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society's web site: The first lighthouse built on Fire Island was completed in 1826. It was a 74-foot high, cream colored, octagonal pyramid made of Connecticut River blue split stone. The tower was built at the end of the island, adjacent to the inlet. This tower was not effective due to its lack of height. It was taken down and the stone was reused to build the terrace for the present lighthouse. Today a circular ring of bricks and stone are all that remain of the original lighthouse.