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They used to guide ships safely into harbor but the lights are now out at these eerie, abandoned and inactive lighthouses.

Forgotten Beacons: 9 Abandoned Lighthouses Around the World (PHOTOS) | The Weather Channel

Big Sable Point Lighthouse, Michigan

Sunset over Big Sable Point Lighthouse. The Big Sable Point Light is on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan near Ludington in Mason County, Michigan, at the Ludington State Park.

sheboygan photos | Sheboygan Breakwater Lighthouse, Wisconsin at Lighthousefriends.com

Photographs, history, travel instructions, and GPS coordinates for Sheboygan Breakwater Lighthouse.

Located in northern Denmark, on the coast of the North Sea in Rubjerg, the Rubjerg Knude is an abandoned lighthouse that is being swallowed up by shifting sands. It is predicted that the lighthouse, which was lit for the last time in 1968, will fall into the sea in 15 to 20 years. (Wikimedia Commons/Waldfee)

Forgotten Beacons: 9 Abandoned Lighthouses Around the World (PHOTOS

Forgotten Beacons: 9 Abandoned Lighthouses Around the World (PHOTOS)

They used to guide ships safely into harbor but the lights are now out at these eerie, abandoned and inactive lighthouses.

Forgotten Beacons: 9 Abandoned Lighthouses Around the World (PHOTOS

Forgotten Beacons: 9 Abandoned Lighthouses Around the World (PHOTOS)

Waugoshance Lighthouse, Mackinac Straight

The haunted and abandoned Waugoshance Lighthouse in Mackinaw City, Michigan. Built in 1851 - in the keeper John Herman disappeared and activity has been reported since then, like doors opening and closing on their own.

Located along the coastal peninsula of Ponta dos Capelinhos and Costa Nau, on the island of Faial in the Porutguese archipelago of the Azores, the lighthouse was abandoned in 1957 due to the eruption of the Capelinhos volcano, which also destroyed surrounding buildings. (Flickr/putneymark)

Forgotten Beacons: 9 Abandoned Lighthouses Around the World (PHOTOS

Tawas Point Lighthouse, located in Tawas Point State Park, on the spit east of Tawas City, Michigan--LHF-history

Photographs, history, travel instructions, and GPS coordinates for Tawas Point Lighthouse.

Forgotten Beacons: 9 Abandoned Lighthouses Around the World (PHOTOS) | The Weather Channel

Forgotten Beacons: 9 Abandoned Lighthouses Around the World (PHOTOS

They used to guide ships safely into harbor but the lights are now out at these eerie, abandoned and inactive lighthouses.

Abandoned Lighthouse In The Gulf Of Mexico

Whitford Lighthouse- Whitford Point, Gower, Wales- abandoned cast-iron lighthouse built in 1865

They used to guide ships safely into harbor but the lights are now out at these eerie, abandoned and inactive lighthouses.

Forgotten Beacons: 9 Abandoned Lighthouses Around the World (PHOTOS

Forgotten Beacons: 9 Abandoned Lighthouses Around the World (PHOTOS)

I don’t know what it is about lighthouses that make them so intriguing and beautiful to me. It could be that there weren’t any where I grew up. Maybe I was a lighthouse keeper in a past life. I don’t know why, but I like them a lot. The best lighthouses t

My Favourite Lighthouses Around the World

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