Lake Havasu Lighthouses
Lake Havasu City, Arizona
Lake Havasu Lighthouses Lake Havasu City Reviews
Lake Havasu Lighthouses Nov 20, 2015
The other day was my first trip through Lake Havasu City, Arizona. London Bridge is probably the city's primary attraction but I was equally impressed - and surprised - by the large number of lighthouses marking the city and the lake. (Lake Havasu is actually a section of the Colorado River that borders Arizona and California between Interstates 10 and 40).
The 24 lighthouses are 1/3 scale replicas built to the specifications of famous American lighthouses. They were all built and maintained by the by the Lake Havasu Lighthouse Club which is a nonprofit group of concerned citizens dedicated to the safety, preservation, improvement and promotion of Lake Havasu City and its lifestyle. All of the lights are active aids to navigation. Those on the western shores are replicas of American West Coast lighthouses and use a green beacon per U.S. Coast Guard navigational regulations. Those on the eastern side replicate East Coast lighthouses and use red beacons. The island (accessible by crossing London Bridge) has a dozen or so of the structures that are all replicas of lighthouses of the Great Lakes. The lighthouses with flashing amber beacons signify safe harbors for emergency use during high winds and stormy waters.
The visitor's center in English Village at the eastern end of the London Bridge has a wealth of information including a cut-away model of a typical lighthouse tower, maps, and a list of the lighthouses that can be driven or hiked to. Some are only accessible by boat. On this trip I only drove over the bridge and around the island to photograph a few of the impressive structures. The Lake Havasu Lighthouse Club has done a fantastic job with these colorful structures and I hope they build more in the future. Being a lighthouse enthusiast I will definitely be back.
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