Friday, August 7, 2009

Today is National Lighthouse Day

Today is the 20th anniversary of the first National Lighthouse Day!

On this day in 1789, the U.S. Congress enacted legislation allowing the federal government control over the creation and maintenance of lighthouses.

In celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the signing of the Act and the commissioning of the first Federal lighthouse, Congress passed a resolution which designated August 7, 1989 as National Lighthouse Day.

Read more from the American Lighthouse Foundation.

Visit a lighthouse today, and use one of our maps to get there!

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