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Lighthouses of the U.S.

By Sutro Media

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-- Coverage of all 800+ U.S. lighthouses. --

With extensive coastlines on the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, Pacific Ocean, and the Great Lakes, the United States has over 800 lighthouses to warn vessels of danger and guide them to a safe harbor. Mariners no longer rely on lighthouses like they once did, but many of these historic structures have found a second life as tourist attractions.

This app provides information for every historic, standing lighthouse in the United States, along with several replicas and lightships - all visited by the author. While a few privately built lighthouses, such as those on Grand Lake St. Mary in Ohio, are included, these are just bonuses and not the primary focus of this app.

By using the app's 13 filtering functions, users can quickly discover which lighthouses are open for climbing, which are easily accessible, which have museums, and even which have appeared in movies or are reportedly haunted.

Lighthouse guidebooks are outdated as soon as they are printed, as hours and contact information change and lighthouses are destroyed. (The latter doesn't happen too often, but we did lose 2 lighthouses to hurricanes in 2012.) This app is regularly checked and updated to provide the most thorough and accurate information possible. The app's 800+ entries include detailed descriptions, historic images, and helpful links - all for the price of less than 1 cent per lighthouse. Additional historical background will be added for many Michigan lighthouses, but these already have information essential for your visit.

-- About the Author --

Having visited and photographed every lighthouse in the United States, Kraig is uniquely qualified to cover this topic.

Kraig has written several articles on lighthouses, and his photographs have appeared in numerous books, magazines, and newspapers, and been featured on calendars, notecards, and puzzles.

Author of the book, Lighthouses of New Brunswick: Past and Present, Kraig is also responsible for the website

Marilyn Meyer, Linda LeFevre, and Kari Rady have contributed some of the information in the app.

-- About Sutro Media --

This guide is published in partnership with Sutro Media. By enabling local writers to share their expertise on mobile phones, Sutro Media is making it easier and more fun to explore the world!

If you have any problems, comments, or suggestions for improvement, we'd love to hear from you -

What's New in Version 1.0.1

- fixed recent bug with twitter field
- fixed landscape transition issue
- resolved display issue on iPhone 5
- more offline photos on original download and faster download of offline content
- fixed intermittent bug with dynamic updates
- added better crash analytics and fixed a number of intermittent stability problems


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Customer Reviews

App Constantly Closes

I installed the US Lighthouses app today on my iPhone 5s with IOS 7.1.1. The app will open for 4-5 seconds and then closes. The app will not stay open. I have reinstalled it and it still closes after 4-5 seconds.

Not worth $5.99

On my iPad 3, the app is very slow, and filtering lights by state, cost and distance does not work.


An excellent app. Rating can be a lot higher if the text os reviewed to remove all - a lot - of garbage characters v.g. Ponce De Leon

Lighthouses of the U.S.
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $5.99
  • Category: Travel
  • Updated: Oct 16, 2013
  • Version: 1.0.1
  • Size: 36.2 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Sutro Media

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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