Fake Lighthouses (page 2)

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Bass River Jolly Captain Condominiums
South Yarmouth, MA
The Bass River Jolly Captain Condominiums was originally the Jolly Captain Motor Lodge. The motel was built in 1960. The lighthouse contained the office, a cafeteria, and a few rooms. In the late 1980s, the property was converted into condos. These photos are from 2009. In 2010, the captain statue's head blew off in a storm. The rest of his body has been removed. [map]

Three Sisters Lighthouses
Eastham, MA
The Three Sisters Lighthouses were actually functional lighthouses but I'll include them anyway for their novelty. These three lighthouses were built for the Nauset Beach Light Station in 1838. In 1918, two of the lighthouses were sold and used as part of a summer cottage. In the 1920s, the remaining lighthouse became part of another summer cottage. The National Park Service purchased the lighthouses in 1965 and 1975. In 1983, they were moved to a site near their original location. They were positioned in their original configuration, about 150 feet apart. The restoration was completed in 1989. [map]

Poit's Lighthouse Mini Golf
North Eastham, MA
Lighthouse [gone]
Deerfield, MA
Poit's Lighthouse Mini Golf features a nautical theme. There are three lighthouses. The business opened in 1954. [map]

This Lighthouse in Deerfield served as a gas station office originally. It was built in the 1920s or 1930s. It was demolished in 2017. For more, see this website.

Christmas Tree Shops
Lynnfield, MA
Quincy, MA
American Lobster Mart
Bourne, MA
Welcome Gate
Wareham, MA
The Christmas Tree Shops started as a Cape Cod chain. They now have about 35 locations in the Northeast. Many of their stores were built to resemble barns and New England villages. This location has a lighthouse and fishing village theme. It was built to complement the ship-shaped restaurant nearby. [map]

The Lighthouse in Quincy was built by the Quincy Oil Company and there was a gas station on the lot originally. The property is now used by the Sprague Energy plant. [map]

The American Lobster Mart features a lighthouse shaped restaurant and store. [map]

The Lighthouse in Wareham is part of a pair that mark the entrance to town. [map]

More Massachusetts Fake Lighthouses:
Abbey Motel (North Attleboro) [vintage; gone]

Harbour Center
Annapolis, MD
Wells, ME
BlueJacket Shipcrafters
Searsport, ME
The Annapolis Harbour Center, a shopping center, features this full-sized, faux lighthouse. [map]

This lighthouse at Lighthouse Condominiums originally advertised for the Coastal Motel. There is an arrow with bulbs inside the top part. It is lit from May to October. For more, see this website. [map]

BlueJacket Shipcrafters has been making model ships and boats since 1905. This lighthouse building is used for the company's offices and production. It also contains a gallery of different models as well. The lighthouse building has been here since at least the mid-1980s. It was previously a gift shop and ice cream stand. By 2019, the building had been painted with red and white stripes. [map]

More Maine Lighthouses:
Robert's Maine Grill (Kittery)
Portland Observatory (Portland)
Lobster Claw (Saco)
former Trenton Lighthouse Restaurant (Trenton) [map]
Lighthouse Restaurant (Wiscasset)

More Maryland Fake Lighthouses:
Bay 'n Surf Restaurant (Laurel) [gone]

Christian Harmony Ministries
Detroit, MI
The Christian Harmony Ministries building has a lighthouse feature on the side. I don't know if this church was the original occupant. The building appears to be from the 1940s. These photos are from 2011. The top of the lighthouse has been missing since around 2018. [map]

Lighthouse Law Center
Lake Orion, MI
Tawas Motel
Tawas City, MI
Lighthouse Lounge [gone]
Bay City, MI
I believe the Lighthouse Law Center was built in 2001. The building was vacant in 2019. [map]

The Tawas Motel lighthouses are references to the nearby Tawas Point Lighthouse in East Tawas. [map]

The Lighthouse Lounge corner facade appears to be from the 1940s. The Liquor sign is probably from then or the 1950s. I don't know how long the lighthouse has been on the roof or the bar has gone by this name. These photos are from 2011. The lighthouse was still there in 2012 but gone by 2018. For more, see this website.

Frying Pan Island
Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Bearclaw Coffee
South Haven, MI
Menahga, MN
The Frying Pan Island Lighthouse was built in 1882. The 18-foot-tall structure was used as an actual lighthouse. It was moved here to the Coast Guard Station in 1988. [map]

Bearclaw Coffee shared this lighthouse building with Beachfront Bicycle Rental when this photo was taken in 2011. By 2012, the building was housing the Lighthouse Coffee Joint. By 2015, the building was housing Hook Up Charters. Before 2006, the building housed Captain Nichols Fleet office. In 1991, it was housing Lighthouse Ribs. Does anyone know what was here originally? For more, see this website. [map]

I don't know what business this Lighthouse in Menahga is associated with. It is located just a block from Spirit Lake. [map]

More Michigan Fake Lighthouses:
Colony Tower (Clay Township)
Candy Corner Fudge (Mackinaw City)

former Burnett's Lighthouse Frozen Custard & Deli
Gladstone, MO
2005: 2010:
Burnett's Lighthouse Frozen Custard opened around 2003 and closed sometime between 2005 and 2010. The building's rooftop lighthouse is still there although the occupant is now Mid-American Title Loans. [map]

Dexter, MO
Baptist Church
St. Ann, MO
Lighthouse Dental
Washington, MO
Round Island
Pascagoula, MS
Gulfport, MS
The Lighthouse in Dexter is located at the Lighthouse Christian Center. The beacon is functional and lit at night. [map]

The Lighthouse Baptist Church features a 45 tall lighthouse. It was built sometime in or after the 1980s. [map]

The Lighthouse Dental building appears to be modern. [map]

The Round Island Lighthouse is a real lighthouse, built in 1859. In 1998, the lighthouse was toppled by Hurricane Georges. In 2010, the remains of the lighthouse were moved inland to US-90. The restoration was completed in 2015. For more, see this website. [map]

The Lighthouse in Gulfport is located at the Gulfport Municipal Marina. It is 46 feet tall and was built in 2011. It is meant to resemble the former Ship Island Lighthouse. [map]

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