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A tall structure topped by a powerful light used as a beacon or signal to aid marine navigation.
Lighthouse, structure from
which light is projected at night, or which serves as a marker by day,
to guide ships sailing in coastal waters.
Constructed at important points on a coastline, on isolated or sunken rocks
or shoals, and at entrances to harbors and estuaries, lighthouses have
safeguarded mariners since early times. Ancient lighthouses were simple
structures topped by a beacon fire.
Today most lighthouses use rotating beacons, with light from incandescent lamps, and various types of electrically powered fog signals and auxiliary radio navigation systems. In areas where it is impractical to construct buildings to house a beacon, lightships and lighted buoys are often used. In the United States, maintenance of lighthouses, lightships, lighted buoys, and other aids to navigation is the responsibility of the U.S. Coast Guard.
38:21 · A sign found in cartography to indicate a lighthouse on maps and nautical charts. Lighthouses are also represented by , , , and some other signs.
"Lighthouses are more helpful than churches." - Benjamin Franklin
_El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro
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W E L C O M E This Lighthouse Operated By E A R L; E.A.R.L. Electronic Automatic Robotic Lighthouse