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National Lighthouse Day: A celebration of historic beauty

Posted at 12:00 AM, Aug 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-07 14:19:34-04

On August 7, 1789, Congress approved an act to establish and support lighthouses, beacons, buoys and public piers.

Our coastal areas are home to many beautiful lighthouses. Enjoy these great pictures, many taken by News 3 viewers, to celebrate National Lighthouse Day.

Related: Get an up close look at the Cape Henry Lighthouse with the help of an expert

Don't forget to share your pictures with us by emailing pics@wtkr.com or using the "Submit Your Photo" button at the bottom.

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