Hmmm… Have you ever wondered how many lighthouses are in the United States? Or, which state has the most? Good thing your local pharologist wonders about such important matters. Before we even became the United States of America, the British built 13 Light houses on the eastern seaboard. Although many of the more than 1000 lighthouses originally built many have been decommissioned, there are still an estimated 680 active today.
The East Coast boasts a whopping 391 beacons and the West Coast only has 94 still in operation. Keep in mind that the Great Lakes have a whole bunch. Michigan is known to have more than any other state including Florida and Maine. Michigan alone has between 124 and 130 (depending on your source of information). Even though Florida has the most miles of shore line, we only have 29 (30?) remaining lighthouses. Maine weighs in with a whopping 57 active beacons.
Be sure to check out the very cool lighthouse maps available from Bella Terra at http://bellaterramaps.com/united_states_lighthouses.html.