Battery Point Lighthouse, California:
It was built in 1856. It is registered as a California Historical Landmark number 951.
New London Ledge Lighthouse, Connecticut:
Penfield Reef has been called one of the most treacherous areas of western Long Island.
Pensacola Lighthouse, Florida:
Built in 1825, this lighthouse has been through much.
At the start of the Civil War, Pensacola was controlled by Confederate forces, while Fort Pickens across the bay remained in Union hands. Confederate authorites removed the lens from the lighthouse, and most of the lighthouse supplies were requisitioned for the war effort. In November 1861 an artillery duel between the two forces damaged the lighthouse tower.
The lighthouse was automated in 1965.
Other than the civil war the lighthouse has fought against hurricanes and earthquakes.
Popular Pensacola legend holds that the lighthouse is haunted by a number of ghosts, among them a runaway slave who once hid there as well as the restless spirit of a murder victim.
St Augustine Lighthouse, Florida:
The tower built in 1874, is owned by the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum, Inc.
During World War II, Coast Guard men and women trained in St. Augustine, and used the lighthouse as a lookout post for enemy ships and submarines which frequented the coastline.
- In July of 1864, the USS Tulip, exploded of the coast of Point Lookout. Despite problems with a damaged boiler, Captain William Smith gave the order to increase steam pressure. The boiler blew up causing the subsequent sinking of the shop. 47 souls were lost, that day. Ten lived, though 2 later died of injuries incurred at the time of the explosion and shipwreck. Eight mangled corpses washed up on the shore of Point Lookout.
- In 1878, a hurricane, known as the Gale of '78, ripped the salon deck off a cargo and passenger ship named the Express. Waves rolled the ship just north of Point Lookout and 16 souls were lost. The Second Mate, Joseph (or James) Heaney has knocked at the door of the lighthouse during a storm. He sometimes appears on the beach in a sodden uniform before major storms.
Heceta Head Lighthouse, Oregon:
The lighthouse was completed in August 1893.
The spot was named after