Lighthouse Jigsaw Puzzles
Here you'll find many different Lighthouse jigsaw puzzles. These Quality Lighthouse Jigsaw Puzzles are all beautiful. It is nice, while doing the Lighthouse Jigsaw Puzzle to contemplate what the lighthouse is a symbol of, these sources of light that guide ships to safety.
Thousands of years ago, people decided to explore the water in a boat to find out what the sea had to offer in the way of food. During the day they could find their way back to the landing place by looking for a pile of rocks that had been left there.
These daymarks were the first aids to navigation. But how could they find their way home at night? Since much of the shoreline looked very similar, friends had to light a bonfire on a high point to guide them to the right landing area. Still later they used a pole or a tripod to hang a METAl basket containing a fire as a method of signaling (a lever light).
Our first lighthouses were actually given to us by Nature. Sailors sometimes used landmarks such as glowing volcanoes to guide them. In the Ancient World, trading ships were eventually built enabling navigators to sail long distances to buy and sell goods. In the days of wooden ships with sails, the wind and waves could easily push them against the rocks and wreck them. And so, the need for lighthouses as warning signals arose.
One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World was a lighthouse--the famous Pharos of Alexandria, Egypt. It is the first one that is recorded in history and was built about 280 BC. Those records tell us that it was the tallest one ever built -- 450 ft. (comparable to a 45-story skyscraper) and used an open fire at the top as a source of light.
This fantastic structure survived for 1500 years until it was completely destroyed by an earthquake in the 14th Century. Slave labor was used to build it, and it took twenty long years to complete. It was a three-part tower--with a square base, a second story with eight sides and a narrow, taller, round third story. At night they believe its lighted fire could be seen for thirty miles, whereas by day it produced a column of smoke for a daymark.
In America, the first lighthouse was Boston Light. Prior to the construction and lighting of Boston Light, the beacons that were used were just lanterns on poles. One of the earliest was a beacon at Point Allerton in Hull in 1673
Today we call people who study (or are interested in) lighthouses pharologists. The name comes from that famous lighthouse.
Although we often think of a lighthouse as a tall, white conical tower, there are many, many variations of design. Depending on its location, it might be tall (where the land was very flat) or short and squat (where there was a high cliff or rocky coast). It could be square, octagonal (with eight sides), conical (like an ice cream cone upside down), cylindrical (like a very fat pipe), or even like a skeleton.
Moesko Island Lighthouse is a fictional lighthouse that became famous in the film The Ring. The island, said to be a part of Washington state, was the home of the Morgan family and also has a small hospital. The actual lighthouse used to portray it is called the Yaquina Head Lighthouse located in Newport, Oregon and built in 1873.
COVE IN SUMMER JIGSAW PUZZLE $15.99
This large format jigsaw puzzle features artwork by Barbara Appleyard. Large format puzzles feature over-sized pieces that are easier to handle than regular puzzles.The painting shows people boating, fishing, bicycling, and tanning on a beautiful summer day near a small cove. The puzzle contains 300 pieces and measures approximately 24" x 18" when assembled.
LIGHTHOUSE BEACH JIGSAW PUZZLE $15.99
This jigsaw features artwork by Robert LoGrippo. The image is a scene of a quaint seaside town, with people sunning themselves and just enjoying the day in general. The puzzle contains 1000 pieces and measures 20" x 27" when assembled.
LIGHTHOUSES OF NEW ENGLAND JIGSAW PUZZLE $14.95
The Lighthouses of New England jigsaw puzzle features over 40 illustrations of the area's lighthouses, as well as a coastal map and interesting facts and info about the structures. This puzzle contains 1000 pieces and measures 24" x 30" when completed.
SAILING THROUGH LIFE JIGSAW PUZZLE TIN $10.99
This jigsaw puzzle with artwork by Jane Wooster Scott contains 1000 pieces. The image shows a banner shop, a bait shop, and some people out in front of the general store by the sea. This puzzle measures 27" by 20" and comes in a collectible tin.
SUNSET BAY JIGSAW PUZZLE $7.99
This Charles Wysocki jigsaw puzzle shows a few homes and a lighthouse near a calm bay at sunset. The puzzle contains 1000 pieces and measures approximately 22" x 25".
THREE SISTERS OF NAUSET JIGSAW PUZZLE $7.99
The popular art of Charles Wysocki is featured in this jigsaw puzzle. The image shows a pair of artists creating paintings near a trio of lighthouses. The puzzle contains 1000 pieces and measures approximately 22" x 25".
Puzzle size: 24 x 33inch