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Maintaining an inventory of historic lighthouses

Maintaining an inventory of historic lighthouses

New navigation systems have made historic lighthouses less necessary for the marine traffic, leading in some cases to their deterioration or destruction. Initiatives have arisen around the world to recognise the rich cultural heritage that these lighthouses represented. A few countries have designated official public organisations to inventory and preserve lighthouses, but non-governmental organisations and private initiatives with varying geographical scope, from local to worldwide, have also played a significant role in maintaining this heritage. The … Read entire article »

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