Point Bolivar Lighthouse
Point Bolivar Lighthouse

Photograph by Patrick Feller and is licensed via Creative Commons.

The United States' long maritime heritage is found along oceans, rivers, lakes, and manmade waterways. Ships, lighthouses, life-saving stations, coastal fortifications, canals, and other physical resources are important parts of this history and heritage, as are the diverse arts, trades, cultures, and societies that developed along American waterways.

The Maritime Heritage Program has information on ships, lighthouses/light stations, and life-saving stations many of which are open and accessible to the public!

Last updated: August 19, 2016