Lighthouses can be beautiful, romantic and prone to collapse. Learn about 10 lighthouses that are in danger of being lost forever. Take this quiz to learn more about the 10 most endangered lighthouses.
The first lighthouse was erected by the ancient Egyptians around 285 B.C. This lighthouse was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and no longer stands today.
The first U.S. lighthouse was erected in Boston Harbor in 1716 and was destroyed 60 years later by the British army.
Thanks to modern methods of communication, lighthouses are no longer needed to warn ships approaching shore.
The lighthouse was put out to make the waters difficult to navigate for Yankee sailors.
For such an old structure, it is in fairly good shape. The lighthouse was erected in 1858.
It was destroyed by lightning. The lighthouse was built in 1858 without a lightning rod.
Experts say $4.5 million is needed for the job.
Some lighthouses have been picked up and moved by helicopter, and others lifted and rolled away to their new location.
The sea has been eroding the base on which the lighthouse stands, and it must be moved before it is lost to the sea forever.
Frequent earthquakes have weakened the lighthouse.
The lighthouse was abandoned in 1980, and since the island it sits on is uninhabited, no one may notice if and when it collapses.
The light house is made from cast-iron, and some claim Gustave Eiffel, known for the Eiffel Tower in Paris, built it.
The lighthouse has survived an earthquake and a fire, but erosion by the sea may destroy it.
Sandbags are being used to reinforce the foundation, but it is only a matter of time till the sea has its way.
The lighthouse sits on a hill.
By boat or helicopter are the only ways to reach Isla Pinguino.
A large colony of penguins lives on the island.
At high tide, the lighthouse can be found standing in water.
The lighthouse is leaning, and very odd looking.
Leaning, and then later straightening, is further evidence of sand being washed away from under the lighthouse base.