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Photo by: John Ibbotson

Point Perpendicular, Australia
This was first lighthouse in New South Wales, Australia to be built of cement-rendered concrete blocks. The construction of the lighthouse was completed in 1898, and it was first lighted in 1899. The original light was decommission in 1993 and replaced by a solar powered light. (Photo by John Ibbotson.)

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Rozewie East Lighthouse
The Rozewie East Lighthouse, located at Cape Rozewie on the Poland’s Baltic Coast, has seen a number of alterations to the tower over the years. Today there is an exhibit about Polish lighthouses at the site. Amazingly, there has been a navigational aid at this site since 1696.

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Faro Morro Santiago de Cuba
The light station here might have been established as early as 1842, but it is believed that this tower was constructed in 1923.

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Photo by: Linda L. Field

Faro Castillo del Morro
This lighthouse in Havana Harbor, Cuba dates back to 1845. For a time, the fort was used as a prison. During the Spanish-American War, the site was occupied by American forces. (Photo by Linda L. Field.)

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