Sunday, May 8, 2011

White Island Lighthouse, USA

Next we have a lighthouse card....

and this is the White Island Lighthouse in New Hampshire, built in 1859, on the southern most island of the nine Isles of Shoals.
The rocky island is uninhabited today and difficult to reach even by boat. The long walkway was originally constructed in 1820 to allow the first lighthouse keepers to reach the tower in all weather. The light and fog horn are currently automated and operated by the US Coast Guard and the light is owned by the state of New Hampshire. White Island is 10 miles off the coast of Portsmouth, and the only ocean lighthouse in the Granite State.

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