August 7th is National Lighthouse Day!

National Lighthouse Day was officially declared a "national holiday" on August 7th, 1989 by Congress in celebration of the 200th anniversary celebrating an Act approved in 1789 that recognizes and supports the importance of public piers, beacons, buoys, and lighthouses. To see the original text from the 1789 act, visit American Lighthouse Foundation.

For centuries, lighthouses have served as a bright source of light for vessels out at sea leading them to shore. They are the ultimate symbol of safety and security, aiding people in their navigation home with signals of light that push through the fog. The idea for the first lighthouse originated in Europe and traveled to America in the 1700s. In fact, the first lighthouse in America was built in 1716 at Boston Harbor. 

Lighthouses are an important part of our history, and today many of them still stand as people work to preserve their beauty. Nowadays you won't just find these buildings on shorelines; they have become popular decorative accents in the American home. These uniquely designed structures have been recreated to function as nautical themed night lights, soap dispensers, outdoor water fountains, and more. The water fountains below not only perfectly resemble the architecture of a lighthouse, they function like one as well with their LED lights that will brighten up any outdoor space.

Traditional Lighthouse Outdoor Water Fountain

Classic Stonework Lighthouse Outdoor Water Fountain

For more lighthouse decor, check out this page at Serenity Health & Home Decor.