Culture and heritage

Maritime heritage

Lighthouses

MAP - NSW maritime heritage sites

Lighthouses are a strong symbol of maritime life. They represent danger at sea, the need for good navigation and the importance of ships' crews and the lighthouses keepers keeping a good lookout.

The site of a familiar beacon in the midst of a storm brought great comfort to many a voyager and ship's captain.

Today, the role of lighthouses has been replaced by radio and satellite communication. Now they have become important tourist destinations, often overlooking spectacular coastal scenery.

 

Page last updated: 31 August 2012