must visit light houses

Let These 5 Lighthouses Spark Your Next Adventure

Written by Boatsetter Team
September 29, 2020

Last Updated on January 12, 2022 by Boatsetter Team

Learn More About America’s Historic Lighthouses

With a Boatsetter boat rental, you can easily plan for a fun-filled waterway journey guided by these five historic lighthouses, which can all easily be accessed by waterway. Lighthouses are majestic structures that often have great historical significance. Lighthouse keepers, where they still exist, can provide a good deal of local knowledge about any given area. Take a look at some of the most unique lighthouses that help keep boaters safe all across America.

Boston Light, Massachusetts 

Boston Lighthouse

On the coast of Little Brewster Island in outer Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, you’ll find the oldest lighthouse in the country. The first structure was built in 1716, and the current lighthouse was rebuilt in 1783. This is the only lighthouse to still be actively staffed by the United States Coast Guard. This is also still a wise old lighthouse keeper who acts as  a professional tour guide. It is a good idea to rent a boat and tour this National Historic Landmark, accessing it from the Boston Harbor.

Diamond Lady Lighthouse, North Carolina

Also known as the Cape Lookout Lighthouse, this is a 163-foot high lighthouse on the Southern Outer Banks of North Carolina. It flashes every 15 seconds and it can be seen from at least 12 miles out to sea and up to 19 miles. The center of the black diamonds points in a north-south direction, while the center of the white diamonds points in an east-west direction. Atlantic Beach NC rentals can get you as close as possible to this lighthouse!

Dry Tortugas Light 

Dry Tortugas Lighthouse

The Dry Tortugas Light, or Loggerhead Lighthouse, can be found on Loggerhead Key, three miles west of Fort Jefferson, Florida. This lighthouse is further from the mainland than any other one in the world. It would make for an excellent day trip if you decide to rent a boat in Florida Keys.

St. Augustine Lighthouse

The St. Augustine Lighthouse is an active, working lighthouse in St. Augustine, Florida. It is situated on the north end of Anastasia Island and was built some time between 1871 and 1874. Be sure to visit this historic sight when you rent a boat in St. Augustine. There is also a maritime museum near the lighthouse, which provides some fascinating historical facts about the area.

White Shoal Lighthouse, Michigan

White Shoal Lighthouse

White Shoal Lighthouse can be found 20 miles west of the Mackinac Bridge in Lake Michigan. It is Michigan’s only “barber pole lighthouse” and it is the prominent design element in the “Save Our Lights” license plate for the state of Michigan. Visit the lighthouse on your Lake Michigan boat rental.

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At Boatsetter, we’re proud of the easy reservation process we offer to people who are interested in renting a boat. Our number one goal is safety and our number two goal is keeping things simple for you. Together we can find the perfect yacht charter for your illuminating lighthouse journey across the country.

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