Maritime beacons of bygone days stand tall and white near rocky shores, sending steer-clear signals to not-so-long-ago vessels. These illuminating pillars beckon like a magnet drawing us in. We are pulled to admire, and wonder…wander nearer, nearer..to see the unique fingerprint of each miraculous tower. Mirrors and gas-lights emit blinding beams, warning the vulnerable away from rough passage and rocky demise. Dedicated solitary servants tirelessly light the light, burning brightly for safe passage of unknown seafarers. We marvel at these symbols of yesterday, reminding us of days of mechanical safety and single-minded protectors.