Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
A: We've been photographing lighthouses for almost 20 years. When we first started travelling around looking for lighthouses we found that there weren't many websites on lighthouses. Remember, this was almost 20 years ago (there are plenty of them now!). Also, it was difficult to find good, or any, directions to lighthouses on the web. We decided we wanted to share our photos as well as the routes we took to get to these lighthouses. The easiest way to do this was to create a website.
A: For all US states and Canada we've come
up with our own rule/requirement that the only lighthouses we'll show on
our site are lighthouses we've been to and photographed ourselves. We
know that there are lighthouses in Washington state, but they don't show
up on our page because we haven't gotten to that part of the country
yet. We also know there are MANY more lighthouses in Michigan than we
show on our site. Again, because we only got to a small handful of
lighthouses in Michigan, we only show those few. In time we'll get to
other states, photograph their lighthouses, and show them on our site.
And as for Canada? Well, there are MANY more lighthouses in Canada than
we show. But until we get to all the others, the only Canada lighthouses
that will appear on our site are the ones we've visited ourselves. Not
to worry, someday we'll get to the lighthouse you were hoping to see on
our site! :)
A: We've compiled a fairly comprehensive list of lighthouses you can stay at. Go to our "Where to Stay" page to see the list of lighthouses you can stay at.
A: The best place to go for this sort of information is the National Park Service List of Historic Lightstations at http://www.cr.nps.gov/maritime/ltsum.htm . We've found this is the most comprehensive list. Other sites you can check are the Lighthouse Friends at http://www.lighthousefriends.com and for New England Lighthouses check out New England Lighthouses: A Virtual Tour at http://www.newneglandlighthouses.net
A: I wish we could, but we don't sell any product on our page. Just about all the maps on our page are provided by Google Maps.
A: Like question 5 above, we do not sell any products on our page. The purpose of our site is to share our lighthouse photos and experiences with the internet community. Any items that are on our site are provided for free (i.e. screensavers).
A: Good question. Tough question. There aren't many privately owned lighthouses that go up for sale. All other lighthouses are either owned by the US government or lighthouse societies or organizations. If you're a non-profit organization and you want to take over a lighthouse, start with the US Coast Guard's FAQ on buying a lighthouse at http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-cp/history/FAQS/Lighthouse_Keepers.html or the US General Services Administration's Lighthouse Program page at http://propertydisposal.gsa.gov/Property/Lighthouse/
A: Nope. Our photos are not for sale.
A: Check out our copyright page for information on how to use our photos.