Portland Head Light, Maine
Lighthouses have held an important role in safe shipping and water transportation in the U.S. The first lighthouse in the United States was built in Boston Harbor in 1716, and there are over 1,200 lighthouses along coastlines of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Gulf of Mexico and along the Great Lakes. Today, most lighthouses are mechanized, still providing a beacon of welcome or warning to ships at sea.
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Many lighthouses are open to the public and you can climb up the stairs for an amazing view.
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In addition there are several lighthouses that are available for overnight accommodation, many requiring considerable advanced notice because of high demand.
The Wings Neck Lighthouse is one of several on Cape Cod. It offers 3 bedroom accomodation for $2,500 a week during the summer.
In Cutler, Maine, the Little River Lighthouse has a number of rooms that rent by the night from $125 to $150.
The Big Bay Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast is located on the shores of Lake Superior in Michigan. The whole house can be rented for $1283.00 per night but each of the 7 rooms are available for between $140 and $215 a night.
Links for these as well as many others are found athttp://www.lighthouse.cc/links/overnight.html#anchor604416