The original lighthouse was maintained by monks at an 11th-century monastic chapel. In 1664, a lighthouse was built on this location using the stones from the priory. It was replaced in 1898 by the current structure and stayed in service until 1984. Today, it remains open as a visitor attraction.
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The Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse sits 60 meters above the North Sea. Coastal erosion is a serious problem in this area. Each year, about 1.5 meters of the coast is lost. In 2019, the lighthouse was moved 70 meters inland to prevent it from falling into the sea. This doesn’t solve the problem but will keep the lighthouse safe until at least 2060.
Built in 1877, this beautiful lighthouse has spectacular views of the surrounding beaches. This once remote location has grown in popularity since the 1960’s with many celebrities bulding vacation homes in the area.
New Lighthouse: Boston Light
Boston Light is located off the coast of Boston on Little Brewster Island. It was the first lighthouse to be built in what would become the United States. The original lighthouse on this site was built in 1716. The newer, current lighthouse dates to 1783 and is the second oldest working lighthouse in the United States.
Kermorvan Lighthouse in France
The Kermorvan Lighthouse was built back in 1849. This still active lighthouse is located on the westernmost point of France in the town of Le Conquet. Use your Duckwyn Travel Passport to add this new sticker to your collection.
Diamond Head Lighthouse in Hawai'i
Diamond Head Lighthouse was constructed in 1898. It was featured over 100 years later on the June 2007 U.S. postage stamp. This beautiful lighthouse on the island of Oahu is now part of the Duckwyn Lighthouse Series.
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