1) THE FIRST KNOWN LIGHTHOUSE was the Pharos of Alexandria, Egypt.
2) THE TALLEST LIGHTHOUSE is Cape Hatteras, NC (196 ft. built in 1872).
3) THE FIRST LIGHTHOUSE IN AMERICA was at Boston on Little Brewster Island (1716).
4) THE OLDEST EXISTING LIGHTHOUSE IN AMERICA (never rebuilt) is Sandy Hook, NJ (1764), which is still in operation.
5) THE ONLY TRIANGULAR-SHAPED LIGHTHOUSE TOWER is Sullivan’s Island in Charleston, SC.