Why Were Lighthouses Built?

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Lighthouses were built as a way of using light to guide ships. The source of light in the early days was mainly wick lamps which could only travel for a few metres and later a modern lighthouse lens was invented.
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Mostly for ships at sea so they know where the coast line is.
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Ancient Egyptians built the Lighthouse of Alexandria around 280 BC. It is one of the seven wonders of the world. It was the last wonder standing until it was destroyed around 1480
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To warn ships of danger. They weren't meant to say, "Over here! They were meant to say, "Stay away!
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The original lighthouse (the first on the West Coast) was activated in 1864. The current (still active) light replaced it in 1909. Embed Quote
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