Lighthouses are wed to the sea. A maritime museum lighthouse takes you into all the facets of the world surrounding that life. You get a feel for the rugged adventure of going to sea, those who ensured the safety of the mariners, and the scenes of their daily lives. Which wasn't necessarily so adventurous! Probably a lot of tedium involved.
What is the fascination? Do you think? We sometimes wonder what it would be like to have a job like those we read about in a maritime museum lighthouse.
To be a lighthouse keeper, or a keeper's wife of time's past (I feel for some of them!). How about the stress of an emergency situation at a life-saving station! What about a sailor's life aboard one of the ships on the Great Lakes? Or one of the legendary seven seas!
Do you think of all this, when you view artifacts and stories in a maritime museum lighthouse. We sometimes do. Other times we just marvel at the experiences or hardships they endured.
But one things's for sure - we enjoy visiting these lighthouses that also incorporate some type of authentic maritime museum. It enhances the lighthouse visit itself. It also makes visiting the local area so much more unforgettably complete.
We have some super suggestions for you here. We hope you'll get a chance to visit some of them.
With lots of coastline, both on the East and Western parts of the country there was - and is a need for many lighthouses. But don't forget the Great Lakes! Plus the Gulf of Mexico - over half of Florida's coast is along that shore. So many of these areas have lighthouses to visit. And a great many have those fabulous maritime museum lighthouses.
What a fabulous area for planning maritime museum lighthouse trips. Learn lighthouse lore, sailing history, about legendary seafarers, the ships and their disasters. We'll see what these acclaimed lakes offer up for us.
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