Lighthouses are beautiful and fun to visit. Those located on islands pose a greater challenge to visit due to rough seas, various restrictions and their location away from the mainland. Radio contact with a lighthouse reminds you of the solitude, difficulty and strength of the lighthouse keeper who braved the elements to warn ships at sea. This mystery and beauty of the lighthouse has attracted the interest of many folks including hams who find excitement when they contact one of these out of the way lighthouses. Lighthouse references are noted in the Additional Award Links page. The Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society, the VA3RJ Lighthouse and the older World Lighthouse On the Air web pages provide extensive lighthouse information.