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A tower or structure, with a powerful light or lights at the top, usually erected at an important or dangerous point on or near the sea-coast for the warning and guidance of mariners, but can also be erected inland for the guidance of travellers.

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BEACON STANCE The structure upon which a beacon was mounted.
COASTGUARD STATION A building or group of buildings situated close to the sea, used by coastguards to enable them to monitor the coastline.
LIGHTHOUSE CONSTRUCTION YARD A facility where the components of lighthouses are built and assembled.
LIGHTHOUSE KEEPERS HOUSE The residence of a lighthouse keeper.
LIGHTHOUSE SHORE STATION Buildings and structures associated with a lighthouse, often including domestic accommodation.
ROCKET STAFF Apparatus (associated with manned lighthouse) used or intended to fire a signal rocket to give warning to approaching vessels at close range.
WATCH TOWER A building or structure from which observation is kept of the approach of danger. Linked Data resource