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The Most Awe-Inspiring Lighthouses in the World  

Casey Cavanagh
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Lighthouses were designed to offer ships at sea safe and easy navigation by emitting light and marking dangerous coasts. However, these these structures also often act as scenic landmarks, making them elegant centerpieces of many shorelines across the globe. Over time, these buildings have become symbolic for safety, security, and guidance.

Below are 30 of the most amazing lighthouses in the world. Which ones are your favorites? Do you think the older, more traditional designs are better than some of the more contemporary ones?
 
Portland Head Light is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Awe-Inspiring Lighthouses in the World
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Heceta Head Light is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Awe-Inspiring Lighthouses in the World
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#394 of 996 on Lighthouses in the United States #7 of 16 on Lighthouses in Oregon

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Fanad Lighthouse, Donegal, Ireland
Fanad Lighthouse, Donegal, Ire... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Awe-Inspiring Lighthouses in the World
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Bass Harbor Head Light is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Awe-Inspiring Lighthouses in the World
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#45 of 996 on Lighthouses in the United States #3 of 69 on Lighthouses in Maine

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