A lighthouse standing majestically on a scenic shoreline conjures images of heroic sailors safely guided to port. But which lighthouse is it and what is its history? Here is a guide to identifying 161 of North America's most famous beacons. Each entry includes a full-page color photograph opposite a smaller historical image, a brief history, construction facts, a schematic of the floor plan, and notable technical features and specs. Lighthouses include Portland Head, Boston Harbor, Cape Hatteras, Grosse Point, Cape Blanco, and Point SurPerfect. Endorsed by the American Lighthouse Foundation, this take-along guide can be used for coastal or Great Lakes driving vacations, from Newfoundland to Southern California, where each featured beacon can be easily identified and fully enjoyed.