Any captain who has spent time on the open sea in any form of yacht, sailboat, vessel, dingy, or ship can appreciate the dangers that these towers guard. They are used to mark dangerous and hazardous shoals and reefs and safe entries to harbors. Even airplanes use them as tools for aerial navigation.
Perhaps the greatest lighthouse in history is the Tower of Alexandria, built on the island of Pharos in Hellenistic Egypt in 280 BC. At about 400 feet tall, it was the tallest man made structure on Earth for many centuries.
While modern navigational tools and GPS locators have slowly replaced the need for lighthouses, they will always remain beautiful and romantic. Bring this program on your next trip to England!
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