The prison at Alcatraz Island is no longer operational but the lighthouse still shines. Photo: ShutterstockThe prison at Alcatraz Island is no longer operational but the lighthouse still shines. Photo: Shutterstock
The prison at Alcatraz Island is no longer operational but the lighthouse still shines. Photo: Shutterstock

10 lighthouses with claims to fame, the legacies of which shine on

  • To celebrate National Lighthouse Day in the US, on August 7, here is a collection of the world’s most interesting signal towers
  • Often situated in areas of outstanding natural beauty, decommissioned lighthouses have been converted into hotels and holiday cottages

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The prison at Alcatraz Island is no longer operational but the lighthouse still shines. Photo: ShutterstockThe prison at Alcatraz Island is no longer operational but the lighthouse still shines. Photo: Shutterstock
The prison at Alcatraz Island is no longer operational but the lighthouse still shines. Photo: Shutterstock
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