5 lighthouses worth a climb this summer

Families will love visiting these remarkable lighthouses in North Carolina, Wisconsin, Oregon, Florida and New York.

Text by Kristi Marcelle for MiniTime.com 

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May 27, 2013 12:27AM
 Lighthouses have always held my interest I've climbed many of them including Hatteras both before the move and after,  Bodie Island lighthouse is a great one and not far from Hatteras, I've climbed. Tybe Island near Savanna Ga..   St Augustine  and Pensacola to me are the two most impressive in Florida. The Biloxi light house is the only one I know of that sits in the middle of the street. The Biloxi light house is  my favorite because I have a picture of my parents and myself sitting on the base in 1949 when I was 6, and one of  my wife and I with our grandson sitting in exactly the same spot in 1996 when he was 5.
May 26, 2013 11:36PM

I wonder why they chose a Door County Lighthouse? I have heard that the lighthouse in Algoma, Wi is by far the most photographed in all Wisconsin. It is the first lighthouse outside Door County to the south.



May 26, 2013 10:34PM
Benjoh, Florida and California have more then Hawaii.
May 26, 2013 10:27PM
For the Minnesota residents. Using method 1, Minnesota has less the 18 miles of coast line. That is number 27 out of 30. Using method 2, Minnesota has a total of 189 miles of coast line and that is number 26 out of 30.
May 26, 2013 10:07PM

I am a former United States Coast Guard member. First the Statue of Liberty is not a lighthouse. It was made operational as a lighthouse on November 22, 1886. And fell under The Lighthouse Board, but they never considered it to be an important aid to navigation. Lighthouses are first and foremost aids to navigation, not statues or gifts from the people of France. Second Alaska by far has the most coast line. There are two methods by which this is measured. One uses only tidal area and the other uses all coast line. First method has total coast line for Alaska at 6,640 miles and the second at 33,904 miles. Main comes in at number 9 using the first method and number 4 using the second method. Third while Michigan does not have the most coast line, it does have more lighthouses than any other state. I ask the question "which state has the most lighthouses" all the time and no one ever gets it right. And finally, this article is the 5 lighthouses worth a clime this summer, not the prettiest or tallest or oldest. I love all lighthouses and would agree with all of you that have commented about the lighthouses that you speak of, but it is the writers top 5 not ours. I have been to two on the list and was a keeper of the Cape Hatteras light while in the Coast Guard. 

May 26, 2013 7:56PM
Mississippi has a historical lighthouse. Why wasn't it mentioned. It is the Biloxi Lighthouse. It has been there for many generations. It has survived a many hurricane, including Camille in 1969 and Katrina in 2005. I am sure that there are other lighthouses that are just as unique has the ones shown on these pictures.
May 26, 2013 7:45PM
Split Rock in Minnesota was one of the stamps honored by the postal service when they issued a lighthouse series.
May 26, 2013 6:43PM
Nubble lighthouse Cape Neddick Maine
May 26, 2013 6:26PM
May 26, 2013 5:58PM
How could you not mention the twin Navasink lights overlooking Sandy Hook NJ The view is breathtaking
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