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Lighthouse Replicas

Updated on September 12, 2014

Collecting for Fun and Memories

Collecting lighthouse replicas was a natural progression from my love of lighthouse photography. Five years ago when I retired, I decided to combine my love of photography, lighthouses and travel into a new hobby. It has been a fun experience and now I have started to collect the replicas of some of my favorite lighthouses.

As of June of 2011, I have photographed 46 lights in North America. I started with a replica of Hunting Island , which was the first lighthouse that I climbed to the top. This replica was purchased at the gift shop on the grounds of the lighthouse. My next purchase was a replica of Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia. I decided that these two replicas looked lonely on my shelf so I searched eBay and purchased replicas of some of the lighthouses that I had photographed in the past.

This photograph pictures the my collection in July, 2011. From the left it has the following lights: Peggy's Cove, Drum Point, Currituck, St. Augustine, Jupiter Inlet, and Hunting Island. This lens will feature photos from some of the lighthouses I have visited and replicas of those lighthouses.

CRYSTAL WORLD "Cape Florida Lighthouse- FL"
CRYSTAL WORLD "Cape Florida Lighthouse- FL"

This is a beautiful replica of the Cape Florida lighthouse.

 

Peggy's Cove Lighthouse - Nova Scotia

Peggy's Cove Lighthouse is found in Nova Scotia. It is one of the most photographed lighthouses in Canada. I was able to visit and photograph it in 2010 and found it to be a great lighthouse to photograph. It sits out on the rocks and it is easy to capture a photo without a lot of extra things in the way.

Spoontiques Lighthouse - Electrified - Peggy's Cove, NS
Spoontiques Lighthouse - Electrified - Peggy's Cove, NS

Peggy's Cove is one of my favorite lighthouses. I have one of these figurines.

 
Spoontiques Lighthouse - Electrified - Hilton Head, SC
Spoontiques Lighthouse - Electrified - Hilton Head, SC

This is a wonderful replica of the Hilton Head lighthouse. It may have to be the next purchase for my collection.

 
7 1/2" Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Figurine
7 1/2" Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Figurine

Cape Hatteras is sometimes called America's Lighthouse. You see it's beautiful black and white stripes in many depictions of lighthouses. This is a must for the lighthouse collector.

 

Are you crafty? - built your own replica

Build your own lighthouse from this handy kit.

Drum Point - Maryland Lighthouse

In June 2011 we took a trip to photograph Maryland Lighthouses. I found the lighthouse at Drum Point to be particularly interesting. It has a screw-pile foundation with a lighthouse built on top of it. This foundation helps it to survive in the sandy and muddy bottom of the Chesapeake Bay. Here is a photo I took of Drum Point.

Spoontiques Lighthouse - Drum Point, MD
Spoontiques Lighthouse - Drum Point, MD

I have one of these interesting replicas in my collection. I like the different types of lighthouses.

 

Tybee Island Lighthouse - Georgia Lighthouse

Tybee Island lighthouse is located on Tybee Island just east of Savannah, Georgia. Here is a photograph I took of this lighthouse.

Spoontiques Lighthouse - Tybee Island, GA
Spoontiques Lighthouse - Tybee Island, GA

This model shows the lighthouse with the surrounding buildings.

 

Historic Light - St. Augustine, Florida

I was able to stop by this lighthouse and capture it both in the daylight and at night.

Spoontiques Lighthouse St. Augustine FL Limited Edition
Spoontiques Lighthouse St. Augustine FL Limited Edition

This is a very classic looking lighthouse with the red top and black and white stripes. I have one like this in my collection

 

Lighthouse Collectibles

I have purchased many of my lighthouse replicas off ebay. It is a great way to add to your collection at a reasonable price and I have always been happy with the items.

Do you have a favorite lighthouse? - stop by and drop me a note

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I've only visited a couple of lighthouses so don't really have a favorite. I love them though!

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      Heather Burns 6 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      OMG, what a clever lens idea and hobby. We love lighthouses too. Would love to live in one. Great job.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      What a wonderful idea to combine your great photography with the replicas of these lighthouses

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      Patricia 6 years ago

      I love how you have replicas of each light house, that is cool! Blessing this lens!

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      Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

      I love this combination of pictures and lighthouse figures. Very appealing.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      Love your lighthouses. You did a great job taking the pictures.