Celebrated on August 7th
The first lighthouse was Egypt‘s Pharos of Alexandria, built in the third century BC. The lighthouse of Alexandria was made from a fire on a platform to signal the port entrance. One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, it was one of the tallest man-made structures in the world for many centuries.
The first american lighthouse to use electricitywas the Statue of Liberty in 1886. WHAT IS THE RANGE OF THE LIGHTHOUSE LIGHT? The most powerful optic produces a light seen 25 miles at sea, although aircraft have reported "picking up" a light at 40 or 50 miles due to reflections off clouds.
One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World was a lighthouse—the famous Pharos of Alexandria, Egypt. It is the first one that is recorded in history and was built about 280 BC. Those records tell us that it was the tallest one ever built—450 ft. (comparable to a 45-story skyscraper) and used an open fire at the top as a source of light. This fantastic structure survived for 1500 years until it was completely destroyed by an earthquake in the 14th century.