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Lake Havasu Lighthouses

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White Shoals Lighthouse with Linda O’ Rielly, Lisa Krueger, Linda Riesdorph, Family of Eric Sundin, Ginger Sundin (with scissors), Bob Keller, Cheryl Flusché, Carl Flushé, & Kathie Schuler. This lighthouse was dedicated in honor of Ginger’s late husband, Eric Sundin
When one thinks of lighthouses, they rarely consider a landlocked state covered in desert like Arizona for their location, but it just so happens that Lake Havasu City is home to more lighthouses than any other city in the entire country. These 1/3 scale replicas are actual functioning navigational aids built to the specifications of famous East Coast, West Coast and Great Lakes lighthouses. More than eighteen can be seen on the shores of the lake. Most can be hiked to while some are only accessible by boat.

This massive collection of lighthouses was originally started for safety purposes. The Lake Havasu Lighthouse Club wanted to make the lake a safe place for night boating and fishing. Yet, instead of just settling on simple and mundane lighthouses that could be cheaply produced, they took pride in their development and chose to pay homage to the greatest lighthouses in the U.S. by making smaller replica lighthouses.

All of the lighthouses have been built and maintained by the Lake Havasu Lighthouse Club, which is a nonprofit group of independent citizens, dedicated to the preservation, improvement and promotion of Lake Havasu and the Lake Havasu City lifestyle. These lighthouses make an already adventurous boating experience even more beautiful and unique.

All of the lighthouses on the west side of Lake Havasu are replicas of West Coast lighthouses, while the east side consists of East Coast replicas. The lighthouses around the island are all replicas of lighthouses from the Great Lakes. As per the coast guard's navigational regulations, lighthouses on the west coast use a green beacon, while east coast lighthouses use a red beacon. Lighthouses with a flashing amber beacon signify safe harbor lights for emergency use only. Lighthouses are just one of the many unique and interesting attractions on Lake Havasu.

One way to see over a dozen of these beautiful lighthouses in one sitting is with the Sunset Charter & Tour Co. which takes passengers aboard the Canyon Cruiser Kon Tiki on a two hour narrated tour every Wednesday between the months of October and May. For a list of all the lighthouses that can be hiked or driven to, stop by the Visitor Center in the English Village for a lighthouse map or consult the Lake Havasu City Lighthouse Map here.
Lighthouse Map # Date EST. Location Sponsor Original Location
Lighthouse Information
1 Built in 2000 Lake Havasu Marina Entrance Lake Havasu Marina N/A
2 June 30, 2002 West end of Bridgewater Channel on The Island Lake Havasu Yacht Club Lubec, ME
3 Oct. 27, 2002 PWC Ramp at Windsor Beach State Park Steve Greeley of KJJJ and KNTR Buxton, NC
4 Feb. 2, 2003 Crazy Horse Campground marina entrance Crazy Horse RV Park & Campground Empire, MI
5 Oct. 26, 2003 South entrance to Bridgewater Channel on The Island Coldwell Banker - The Judd Group Lake Erie at Erie Canal Entrance
6 Jan. 4, 2004 Northwest corner of The Island The Esmay Family Two Harbors, MN - Lake Superior
7 Oct. 31, 2004 Southeast corner of Bridgewater Channel Premier Material Technology, Inc. of Minneapolis, MN Outer Banks, NC
9 Oct. 29, 2005 North side of The Island Family & friends of George Darrow Lake Erie, Vermilion OH
10 May 2, 2006 Entrance to Havasu Landing marina Mark Matt of USA Marine Humboldt, CA
11 Sept. 17, 2006 North end of Bridgewater Channel in Windsor Beach State Park Members of community as a memorial to Capt. Vic Reyes New Brunswick, Canada
12 Nov. 5, 2006 Across from Site Six on The Island Mohave County Board of Supervisors Alpena, MI
13 Apr. 1, 2007 Grass Island on the California side of lake Shirley Robinson, family & friends Frenchboro, ME
8 June 30, 2007 Havasu Springs marina entrance forum members Sandy Hook, NJ
14 Aug. 3, 2008 Two miles north of Cattail Cove, Arizona side Ruth Navin & family as a memorial to their grandfather Barnegat, NJ
15 Aug. 3, 2008 Arizona side of the lake across from Parker Dam Cajun Mardi Gras Group Berwick, LA
16 Nov. 2, 2008 15th Green on Iland Golf Course John & Janet Roe & Ginger Sundin as a memorial to Eric Sundin Lake Michigan, 20 miles west of the Mackinaw Bridge
17 Aug. 6, 2009 Half mile south of Site Six Anonymous Umpqua River, OR
18 Aug. 6, 2009 Spectator Point on The Island The Matzdorff Family Alpena, WI
19 Apr. 18, 2010 Atop Pilot Rock Shirley & Kemp Richardson family as a memorial On an island south of Portland, ME
20 Oct. 17, 2010 Site Six Dean Rowe Family Wind Point, WI
21 Oct. 28, 2012 Piccadilly Point Bob & Helen Fraser Long Island, NY
22 Sept. 29, 2013 Site Six channel Ginger & Norma Sundin Chicago, IL
23 Sept. 29, 2013 Whipple Bay Ruth Wright Family Westport, WA
24 Jan. 23, 2015 Pittsburgh Point Hjalmar Sundin as a memorial to his wife, Mary Dunkirk, NY