ANCIENT:Lighthouse of Alexandria, 280 BC, the largest and most famous lighthouse of the ancient world built for a Greek king ruling Egypt, the first true highrise building in the history of architecture. Seven wonders of the ancient world,
Phare de la Vieille One of the most famous French lighthouses, this tower is built on a rock that half way from mainland to Île-de-Sein. In big sea storms, waves crash against the lighthouse and seem to swallow it - but La Vieille always keeps working.
Ida Lewis slide 9 -- February 25, 2017 -- Ida Lewis’ 175th Birthday -- Rhode Island’s most famous lighthouse keeper was Idawalley Zorada Lewis. Declared “America’s Bravest Woman” before her tenure was through, Ida had been hailed as Newport’s best swimmer and one of its strongest rowers ever since taking over for her ill father as as guardian of the harbor. She made her first save at twelve and didn’t stop until the age of sixty-three. -- Lydia Nichols, Doodle Artist