A lighthouse is a tower that is designed to shine a light for very far distances. Lighthouses are used by sailors as landmarks and navigation aides, to help them pilot their ships through canals, waterways, and into harbors. They also help to light up rocky areas, reefs, and hazardous coastlines so that ships can avoid dangerous accidents. The lighthouse has been around since around 1609, with the first being built in Britain, and has been a beacon of hope and safety ever since.
When Is National Lighthouse Day?
The lighthouse that sailors depend on so heavily is celebrated on August 7th, National Lighthouse Day.
History Of National Lighthouse Day
The United States Congress approved an act for the “establishment and support of Lighthouse, Beacons, Buoys, and Public Piers” on August 7th, 1789. Congress later designated August 7th as National Lighthouse Day.