Thanks to Caroline Nudelman for sending me the story of Irving Silverman of Bernard, Maine. This may not be a lighthouse in the traditional sense, but it stands for the same positive things as "true" lighthouses: security, safety, and guidance among them. "This is a place of love," says Silverman.
Click here to read this wonderful story.
At left: Nancy Silverman built the octagonal lighthouse for her husband, Irving, who loves being near the sea. His poor eyesight prevented him from having his own boat to operate on the water.—MOUNT DESERT ISLANDER STAFF PHOTO BY HEATHER STEEVES