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Lighthouse Weathervane – With Sailboat

Lighthouse Weather Vane with Sailboat, Sun and Stars


Our Lighthouse Weather Vane with Sailboat is comprised of several different design elements. Of central importance is, of course, the lighthouse. On one side it is flanked by either the rising or setting sun, depending on whether you live on the east coast or the west coast. On the opposite side, a sailboat steers clear of the rocky shoreline. Since this weathervane is typically viewed during daylight hours we symbolically suggest the night with the moon and stars in the sweep of the lighthouse’s beam.The actual lantern is made from a yellow or translucent glass jewel.

As pictured, the lighthouse keeper’s home, crashing waves, the ray’s of the sun and the hull of the sailboat are of copper. The lighthouse tower, rocky hillside, the face of the sun, the sails on the sailboat and moon and stars are brass. Also popular is optional gold leaf on the face of the sun and palladium leaf on the moon and the stars. Each weathervane is custom crafted to individual order so the choice of metal combinations and gilding is up to you. We are, of course, happy to make recommendations.

In addition to this design, we offer several more that are based on actual lighthouses from the coasts of Maine and California. If you have a favorite lighthouse, we would be happy to talk to you about how to transform it into a weathervane.

Lighthouses have always been popular subjects for weathervanes. Many people who purchase them live near the coast, making this a fitting subject for display. One thing to remember, however, is that the marine environment can be very harsh with quite strong winds. For this reason, always be sure that your vertical installation rod is made of stainless steel (as is the case with our weathervanes). The cold rolled steel rods common among imported weather vanes do not hold up well under these strenuous conditions.

Lighthouses mark dangerous coastlines, hazardous shoals, reefs, and safe entries to harbors. They also assist in aerial navigation. Once widely used, the number of operational lighthouses has declined due to the expense of maintenance and replacement by modern electronic navigational systems.

As lighthouses became less essential to navigation, many of their historic structures faced demolition or neglect. In the United States, the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000 provides for the transfer of lighthouse structures to local governments and private non-profit groups, while the United States Coast Guard continues to maintain the lamps and lenses. Many groups have formed to restore and save lighthouses around the world. They include the World Lighthouse Society and the United States Lighthouse Society.

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Lighthouse with
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