Lighthouse Day falls on August 7. A lighthouse is a building, tower, or other types of a structure designed to emit light from a system of lenses and lamps used as an aid to navigating for maritime pilots on inland waterways or at sea. Lighthouses point the dangerous coastlines, reefs, hazardous shoals, safe entries to harbours and can also assist in aerial navigation. The light shines in the darkness to alert and protect. Lighthouse Day honours the beacon of light that for hundreds of year symbolised safety and security for ships and boats at sea. Once, peoples widely used the number of operational lighthouses has declined due to the expenses of maintenance and replacement by the modern electronic navigational system.
“You have to scuba dive in the Alexandrian harbor if you want to see what remains of the lighthouse of Cleopatra’s day, and the water in the Alexandrian harbor is not really something you want to come into contact with.” – Stacy Schiff
History of Lighthouse Day
On August 7, 1789, the Lighthouse Day was established by the 9th act of the first Congress which placed lighthouses under federal control. The day targets to recognise the importance of lighthouse in maritime navigation and for helping ships safe harbour during the bad weather. Lighthouse protects from the fog, reefs, rocks and other hazards of the coastline. The electricity and the light bulb paved the way for the current lighthouse, the rotating light that is done with the amazing creative positioning of mirror and motor to spin a curved mirror. Legislation to declare August 7 as Lighthouse Day and was introduced by the Congress in the spring of 1988 and was signed by President on November 5.
Other Celebrations on August 7
August 7 is also celebrated as
How To Celebrate Lighthouse Day
Celebrate Lighthouse Day by reading about the history of Lighthouses as the importance of lighthouse are becoming less important for the maritime industry. If the living place is near the coast, have a visit to the local lighthouse. Visit the lighthouse on that day and enjoy the night with the cool breeze near the sea area. Convey the message to some people about the Lighthouse and the importance of lighthouse and usefulness of the lighthouse. You can use the hashtag #LighthouseDay to express your views about Lighthouse Day on social media.
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