A guiding light
Ocracoke Light was built in Hyde County, on Ocracoke Island, North Carolina in 1823 by Massachusetts builder Noah Porter. The lighthouse stands 75 feet (23 m) tall. Its diameter narrows from 25 feet (8 m) at the base to 12 feet (3.7 m) at its peak. In 1864, Confederate troops dismantled the fourth-order Fresnel Lens, but Union forces later restored it.
✮ Fort Niagara Light - Youngstown, NY
Pointe-Au-Père lighthouse was built in 1909 in the city of Pointe-au-Père, near Rimouski, Quebec, Canada. The lighthouse is 108 feet tall, which makes it the second tallest in eastern Canada. It is built in a characteristic shape, employing eight concrete buttresses to support a slender central cylinder. 9
Lighthouse on Batan-Batanes Islands-Philippines by mikemellinger, via Flickr