Lighthouses have served as navigational aids for centuries.
But now that modern day GPS exists, they primarily serve to brighten up shores with their beauty.
Here are 25 of the most beautiful lighthouses in America.
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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, North Carolina
This lighthouse looks over the Graveyard of the Atlantic where hundreds, if not thousands, of ships have sunk.
Portland Head Lighthouse, Maine
Portland Head Lighthouse first shone its lights in 1791. Not only did John Hancock sign the Declaration of Independence, he also signed the contract that authorized the construction of this lighthouse’s Keeper’s Quarters.
New London Ledge Light, Connecticut
Completed in 1909, this three-story house and lighthouse in the middle of the ocean is said to be haunted by its original keeper.