Lighthouses Remaining in the United States

This list is referenced from the USCG


(594 in various states of repair)
(Compiled by the U.S. Lighthouse Society)

Mobile Point (small tower only on fort)
Mobile Bay Middle Ground
Sand Island (tower only)

Cape Decision
Cape Henchinbrook (tower only)
Cape Sarichef
Cape Spencer
Cape St. Elias
Eldred Rock
Five Fingers
Guard Island
Lincoln Rock (tower only)
Mary Island (tower only)
Point Retreat
Scotch Cap (mostly destroyed)
Sentinel Island (tower only)
Tree Point (tower only)

Alcatraz (tower only)
Anacapa Island
Ano Neuvo Island (ruins)
Cape Mendocino (tower only — relocated)
Carquinez Strait (relocated)
Crescent City (Battery Point)
East Brother Island
Farallon Islands
Fort Point (tower on parapet only)
Lime Point (fog signal building only)
Mile Rocks (partially destroyed)
Oakland Harbor (relocated and a restaurant)
Piedras Blancas (lantern missing)
Pigeon Point
Point Arena
Point Arguello
Point Blunt (modern light station, not typical design)
Point Bonita
Point Cabrillo
Point Conception
Point Fermin
Point Hueneme
Point Loma (old)
Point Loma (new)
Point Montara
Point Pinos
Point Reyes
Point Sur
Point Vincente
Punta Gorda (tower only)
San Luis Obispo
Southampton Shoal (relocated)
St. George Reef
Table Bluff (all structures save tower in situ, tower relocated)
Trinidad Head
Yerba Buena Island

Falkner’s Island (tower only)
Fairweather (Black Rock - tower only)
Great Captain Island
Greens Ledge
Latimer Reef
Lynde Point (at Saybrook)
Morgan Point
New Haven (Five Mile Point - tower only)
New London
New London Ledge
Peck Ledge
Penfield Reef
Saybrook Breakwater
Sheffield Island (at Norwalk)
Southwest Ledge
Stamford Harbor
Stratford Point

Bellvue Range
Brandywine Shoal
Delaware Breakwater
Fenwick Island
Finns Point Range (tower only)
Fourteen Foot Bank
Harbor of Refuge
Liston Range
Marcus Hook Range
Mispillian Range
New Castle Range (tower gone)
Port Penn Range
Reedy Island Range

Alligator Reef
Amelia Island
American Shoal
Anclote Key (tower only)
Cape Canaveral (tower Only)
Cape Florida (faux dwelling)
Cape San Blas
Cape St. George (tower leaning, house badly damaged)
Carysfort Reef
Cedar Key (Seahorse Key)
Crooked River (tower only)
Egmont Key (tower only)
Fort Jefferson (tower on parapet only)
Fowey Rocks
Gasparilla Island Range (Boca Grande)
Hillsboro Inlet
Jupiter Inlet
Key West
Loggerhead Key
Ponce de Leon Inlet
Port Boca Grande
Sand Key
Sanibel Island
Sombrero Key
St. Augustine
St. Johns River (Mayport)
St. Johns
St. Marks

Cockspur Island (tower only)
Little Cumberland (tower only)
Sapelo Island (tower only)
St. Simons

Barbers Point (tower only)
Cape Kumukahi
Diamond Head
Makapuu Point (tower only)
Nawi 1 iwi 1 i

Chicgo Breakwater
Grosse Point

Michigan City

New Canal (Lake Pontchartrain)
Pass a’ L’Outre (tower only)
Pass Manchas (tower only — Lake Pontchartrain)
Point Au Fer
Port Pontchartrain (tower only - Lake Pontchartrain)
Sabine Pass (tower only)
Ship Shoal
South Pass (tower only)
Southwest Pass
Southwest Reef (relocated)
Tchefuncte (tower only)

MAINE (64)
Bass Harbor
Baker Island
Bear Island
Blue Hill Bay
Boon Island (tower only)
Burnt Coat Harbor
Burnt Island
Browns Head
Cape Elizabeth
Cape Neddick
Cuckholds (tower only)
Curtis Island
Deer Island Thorofare/Mark Island (tower only)
Dice Head
Doubling Point
Eagle Island (tower and bell tower only)
Egg Rock
Fort Point
Franklin Island (tower only)
Goat Island
Goose Rocks
Great Duck Island
Grindle Point
Halfway Rock
Hendricks Head
Heron Neck
Indian Island
Isle Au Haut
Kennebec River Range
Little River
Libby Island
Lubec Channel
Marshall Point
Matinicus Rock
Mt. Desert Rock
Monhegan Island
Moose Peak (tower only)
Narraguagus (Pond) Island
Nash Island (tower only)
Owls Head
Pemaquid Point
Perkins Island
Petit Manan
Pond Island (tower only)
Portland Breakwater (tower only)
Portland Head
Prospect Harbor
Pumpkin Island
Ram Island
Ram Island Ledge
Rockland Breakwater
Saddleback Ledge (tower only)
Seguin Island
Spring Point Ledge
Squirrel Point
Tenants Harbor
Two Bush Island (tower only)
West Quoddy Head
Whitlock Mills
Winter Harbor (Mark I.)
Wood Island


Bloody Point Shoal
Cove Point
Craighill Channel Range
Drum Point (relocated)
Fishing Battery (very bad shape)
Fort Carroll (small lantern on fort, poor condition)
Fort Washington (bell tower only)
Havre de Grace (Concord Point)
Hooper Strait (relocated)
Piney Point
Point Lookout
Pooles Island (tower only)
Sandy Point
Seven-Foot Knoll (relocated)
Sharps Island (leaning badly)
Thomas Point Shoal
Turkey Point (tower only)

Bakers Island
Bass River (badly altered)
Bird Island (tower only)
Borden Flats
Brandt Point (and old structure/housing)
Butler Flats
Cape Ann (Thacher Island)
Cape Cod (Highland)
Cape Pogue (tower only)
Cleveland Ledge
Duxbury Pier
East Chop (tower only)
Eastern Point
(The) Graves
Gay Head (tower only)
Great Point (reconstructed tower only)
Edgartown (tower only)
Hospital Point Range
Long Island Head (tower only)
Long Point (tower only)
Marblehead (tower only)
Mayo Beach
Minots Ledge
Monomoy Island
Nauset Beach
Nauset (Three Sisters)
Ned Point (tower only)
Newburyport Harbor Range
Nobska Point
Pamer Island (tower only)
Plum Island
Plymouth (Gurnet)
Point Gammon (damaged tower only)
Race Point
Sandy Neck
Sankaty Head (damaged tower only)
Stage Harbor (damaged tower)
Straitsmouth (tower only)
Tarpaulin Cove (tower only)
Ten Pound Island (tower only)
West Chop
Wings Neck
Winter Island (tower only)
Wood End (tower only)

Alpena (tower only)
Au Sable Point
Beaver Island
Beaver Island Harbor
Big Bay Point
Big Sable Point
Bois Blanc
Charlevoix Pierhead
Cheboygan River Range Lights
Copper Harbor
Crisp Point (tower only)
DeTour Point
Detroit River
Eagle Harbor
Eagle River
Fort Gatriot
Fourteen Foot Shoal
Fourteen Mile Point
Frankfort North Breakwater (towers only)
Grand Haven Range Light (towers only)
Grand Island East Channel
Grand Island North
Grand Traverse
Granite Island
Grays Reef
Gull Rock
Harbor Beach (tower only)
Holland Harbor (Big Red)
Huron Rock
Isle Royal
Lake St. Clair Old Channel Range (towers only)
Lansing Shoal
Little Sable (tower only)
Little Traverse
Manistee Range Lights (only tower remains)
Manitou Island
Marquette Harbor
Martin Reef
McGulpin’s Point
Mendota (Bete Gris)
Menagerie Island
Middle Island
Mission Point
Munising Range Lights
Muskegon Range Lights (towers only)
North Manitou Shoal
Old Mackinac Point
Passage Island
Peninsula Point (tower only)
Poe Reef
Point Au Batques
Point Betsie
Point Iroquois
Port Austin Reef
Port Sanilac
Portage Lake Lower Entrance Range
Portage River
Poverty Island
Presque Isle (new and old)
Presque Isle Range Lights
Rock Harbor
Rock of Ages
Round Island (Mackinac Island)
Round Island (Mud Lake)
Saginaw River Range Lights
Sand Point (Green Bay)
Sand Point (Lake Superior)
Sands Hills
Seul Choix Point
Skillagalee (Ile Aux Galets - tower only)
South Fox Island
South Manitou Island
Spectacle Reef
Squaw Island
Squaw Point
St. Helena
St. Joseph
St. Martin Island
Stannard Rock
Sturgeon Point
Thirty Mile Point
Thunder Bay Island
Whitefish Point
White River
White Shoal

Duluth North Pier
Duluth Range Lights
Grand Marais
Minnasota Point (hull of tower only)
Split Rock
Superior Pierhead Range
Twin Harbors

Biloxi (tower only)
Chadeleur Island (tower only)
Ship Island (tower only)

Portsmouth Harbor
Isle of Shoals (White Island)
Wha 1 eback

Absecon (tower only)
Barnegat (tower only)
Cape May
Eastern Point (Maurice River)
Great Beds
Hereford Inlet
Miah Maull Shoal
Naves ink
Sandy Hook
Ship John Shoal
Tinicum Rear Range Light

Barcelona (Lake Erie — lantern missing)
Barber Point (Lake Champlain)
Bluff Point (Lake Champlain)
Braddick Point (Lake Ontario - lantern missing)
Buffalo (Lake Erie - tower only)
Buffalo South Breakwater (Lake Erie)
Charlotte—Genesee (Lake Ontario)
Cedar Island
Cold Spring Harbor (relocated)
Coney Island
Conover-Chapel Hill Range
Cross Over Island (St. Lawrence River)
Crown Point (Lake Champlain - tower only)
Cumberland Head (Lake Champlain)
Dumpling Island
Dunkirk (Lake Erie)
Eatons Neck
Elm Tree - New Dorp Range
Esopus Meadows
Execution Rocks
Fire Island
Fort Niagara
Fort Wadsworth (lantern on fort, dwelling removed)
Galloo Island (Lake Ontario)
Great Beds
Horse Island (Lake Ontario)
Horseshoe Reef (badly deteriorated)
Horton Point
Hudson — Athens
Little Gull Island
Lloyd Harbor
Montauk Point
North Brother Island (tower portion of house/tower missing, abandoned)
North Dumpling Island
Ogdensburg (Lake Ontario)
Old Field Point
Old Orchard Shoal
Oswego Breakwater (Lake Ontario)
Plum Island
Point Aux Roches (Lake Champlain)
Point Orient
Princess Bay (lantern missing)
Race Rock
Robbins Reef
Rock Island (St. Lawrence River)
Romer Shoal
Roundout II
Salmon River (Selkirk - Lake Ontario))
Sands Point
Sister Island (St. Lawrence River)
Split Rock (Lake Champlain)
Sodus (Lake Ontario)
Staten Island (tower only)
Statue of Liberty
Stepping stones
Stony Point (Hudson River)
Stony Point (Lake Ontario)
Stratford Shoal
Sunken Rock (St. Lawrence River)
Thirty Mile Point (Lake Ontario)
Throgs Neck (Dwelling only)
Tibbets Point (Lake Ontario)
West Bank

Bald Head (tower only)
Bodie Island
Cape Hatteras
Cape Lookout
Currituck Beach
Oak Island
Prices Creek (only tower sans lantern remain)
Roanoke River (relocated)

OHIO (11)
Cleveland West Breakwater
Grand River
South Bass Island
Toledo Harbor
Turtle Island (mostly gone)
West Sister (tower only)

Cape Arago (tower only)
Cape Blanco (tower only)
Cape Meares (tower only)
Coquille River (tower only)
Heceta Head
Tillamook Rock
Umpqua River
Yaquina Bay
Yaquina Head (tower only)

Erie (land)
Erie Presque Isle

Cabras Island
Cape Rojo
Cape San Juan
Cardona Island
Mona Island
Muertos Island
Point Borinquen
Point Figuras
Point Jiguero
Point Mulas (badly damaged)
Point Tuna
Port Ferro
Port San Juan

Beaverta i 1
Block Island North
Block Island SE
Bristol Ferry (faux lantern)
Castle Hill (tower only)
Conanicut Island (no lantern)
Dutch Island (tower only)
Goat Island (Newport Harbor - tower only)
Hog Island Shoal
Ida Lewis Rock (badly reconfigured, yacht club)
Nayatt Point
Plum Beach
Point Judith
Pomham Rocks
Popular Point
Prudence Island (tower only)
Rose Island
Watch Hill

Cape Romain (two towers)
Haig Point Rear Range
Hilton Head (on golf course)
Hunting Island (tower only)
Little Cumberland
Morris Island (tower only)

Aransas Pass
Bolivar Point
Brazos River
Galveston Jetty (lantern missing)
Half Moon Reef (relocated)
Point Isabel (tower only)
Sabine Bank

Colcester Reef
Isle La Motte
Juniper Island
Lake Moggagog
Windmill Point

Assateague (tower only)
Cape Charles (tower only)
Cape Henry (old — tower only and new)
Jones Point
New Point Comfort (tower only)
Newport News Middle Ground
Old Point Comfort
Thimble Shoal
Wolf Trapp

Admiralty Island (fake lantern)
Alki Point
Browns Point
Burrows Island
Cape Disappointment (tower only)
Cape Flattery
Destruction Island
Ediz Hook
Grays Harbor (tower only)
Lime Kiln
Marrowstone Point
New Dungeness
North Head
Patos Island (tower only)
Point No Point (tower only)
Point Robinson
Point Wilson
Slip Point (no tower)
Turn Point
West Point

Bailey’s Harbor
Bailey’s Harbor Range
Cana Island
Chambers Island
Devils Island
Eagle Bluff
Kewaunee Pierhead
La Pointe
Long Tail Point (hull of tower only)
Manitowoc Breakwater
Michigan Island
Milwaukee Breakwater
Milwaukee North Point
Minneapolis Shoal
Outer Island
Pilot Island (Port des Mort)
Plum Island
Port Washington Breakwater
Racine Reef
Raspberry Island
Sand Island
Sheboygan Breakwater
Sherwood Point
Sturgeon Bay Canal Range
Two Rivers Point (Rawley Point)
Wind Point


Basis for selecting the number of light stations remaining in the U.S.

The listing of light stations was based on stations as opposed to towers. Some towers were never part of a manned station. The list includes any one time manned station of which some structure remains. In a few cases the "classical" tower has been removed, but the dwelling, fog signal house or some other combination of structures remain.

  • In the case of a set of range lights the site is considered one station.
  • Where two towers remain either as a two tower station (Bakers Island, Cape Ann) or the original and new tower still remain (Cape Romain, Cape Henry) the site is counted as one station.
  • However, if the "new" tower is located a considerable distance (Point Loma) then we counted those as separate sites or stations.
  • Where the ‘house’ structure of a caisson or screw-pile type structures has been removed the site is not counted.
  • Non-federal lighthouses (private aids to navigation) were not counted, nor special towers like the William Livingston Memorial tower in Lake Erie as it was never a manned station.