Chapter 23

LIGHTHOUSES IN THE CITY?

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Lighthouses in a town or city, you ask? Certainly; there are over a thousand in the United States (though many of them are no longer in use), and Michigan has the most lights of any state, with more than 150 past and present lights. A state-by-state listing of all U.S. lighthouses may readily be found online, as well as listings for lighthouses in Europe and elsewhere. Many of these are close to or within city boundaries. London’s only lighthouse (no longer functioning as such) is located at Trinity Quay Wharf in London’s docklands. By contrast, New York City has several. According to one online account ...

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