Enduring Beacons: Documenting America’s Lighthouses

Happy National Lighthouse Day! To celebrate, I’d like to share an exhibit I put together for the Park View Gallery at Glen Echo Park, Maryland. If you live in the D.C. metro area, the show will be up until August 26, 2017.


The contemporary images are mine; most of the historic images are from the National Archives.

Submitted by Candace Clifford, U.S. Lighthouse Society Historian, August 7, 2017



  1. Outstanding, Candace, thank you for sharing this. I wish I could see the entire exhibit. How fortunate we are that you have photographed lighthouses over the years and organized your work. And we are also fortunate that you have shared your work and research in an artistic way.

  2. ree47 says:

    Really like the juxtaposition of historic and modern images of the same light station. Great images. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Lee Radzak says:

    Great work, Candace. Wow, you covered the bases!

  4. Beautiful photos. I hope to visit Montauk soon.

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