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The Oldest Working Lighthouse in the World

Lighthouse. Ocean. Green grass.

PortandTerminal.com, August 17, 2020 MADRID – The oldest working lighthouse in the world is the Torre de Hércules, or Tower of Hercules, located in north-western Spain. Built in the second century A.D., the lighthouse is still in use today and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. When it was built two thousand years ago, people believed that it was located at …

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Maritime Image of the Day: “The Thridrangar Lighthouse”

PortandTerminal.com, November 6, 2019 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – The Thridrangar Lighthouse in southern Iceland is stunning for both its jaw-dropping isolation and the logistics that are required to keep it functioning. The Thridrangar lighthouse is on an island that translates to “High Rock” in English Built in 1939, the only access to the Thridrangar lighthouse is by helicopter. Although it may …

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Maritime Image of the Day

PortandTerminal.com, October 11, 2019 Editor’s note: “Image of the Day” is a new feature that we have recently launched. We work in an amazing industry. Let’s celebrate its beauty together by sharing the incredible imagery taken by our colleagues of what we do. Have a photo/video to share? Please send it to info@portandterminal.com along with the name of the photographer …

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Efforts to preserve “at-risk” 147-year-old Texas lighthouse

Old black and white photo of Bolivar Lighthouse

GALVESTON, TX – Owners of the 147-year-old lighthouse on Bolivar Peninsula are developing plans to repair the historic structure, an effort that comes as the lighthouse was named to the Galveston Historical Foundation Heritage at Risk List. Point Bolivar Light is a historic lighthouse in Port Bolivar, Texas, that was built in 1872. It served for 61 years before being retired in 1933, when …

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