Today I put together a lighthouse clip art set. I’ve always loved lighthouses and in this set I included my favorites: the St. Augustine lighthouse in Florida, the Point Montara and Point Loma lighthouse in California, and the Cape Disappointment lighthouse in Washington.
Also included in the set are a few sea shells, some rocks, a couple of light effects that can be layered with the lighthouses, and a rock border. The rock border was inspired by rocks that we found on the coast this summer and brought back for the kids. Yeah, it was kind of a “my parents went to the coast and all I got was this lousy rock” sort of thing, lol (Don’t worry they had an awesome time with Grandma) The rocks are a gray rock with white rock stripes through them. They are very cool.
Lighthouse trivia: Lighthouses are frequently painted with black or red stripes to help them stand out against their background to be more visible to ships at sea. Lighthouses are painted with a distinct pattern (or “daymark”) so that you can tell them apart during the day. They also all have a unique flash pattern so ships can use them to establish their location.