Sabine Pass Lighthouse ~ a historic lighthouse in Cameron Parish, LA, on the Louisiana side of the Sabine River. The lighthouse went into operation in 1857 and remained lit for 95 years, with the exception of a brief period during the U.S. Civil War. The light was permanently extinguished by the U.S. Coast Guard in 1952. The keeper's house and wooden outbuilding were destroyed by a marsh fire in the 1970s. The original copper lantern housing was stolen in 1979.
Lighthouse -The old Point Reyes lighthouse is about 1 hr north of San Francisco, near the epicenter of the big 1906 earthquake that almost completely destroyed San Francisco (during that earthquake, the lighthouse moved ~18 feet north, more than the widening of the Japanese main island caused by the recent earthquake). Point Reyes is the windiest place on the Pacific Coast and the second foggiest place (especially in summertime) on the North American continent. Photo by Francesco Marchetti