- Posted September 16, 2013 by
Metropolis Lighthouse to Draw Tourists
The lighthouse will be dedicated to the fight against cancer and is expected to draw tourists and lighthouse enthusiasts from the Midwest and throughout the nation. This is the first symbolic lighthouse of its kind and the first of its kind known to be constructed in the world.
The Metropolis Light will stand at a height of 30 feet and consist of a white conical-shaped steel tower with a teal daymark band beneath a black lantern room with a white-light marine lantern.
Each year, thousands of tourists are attracted to lighthouses throughout the nation. Lighthouses have become extremely popular over the past several decades due to their representing strength and hope in the face of adversity, being a guiding light to safe harbors in a sea of darkness and for their mystique attractiveness and romantic appeal. You see lighthouses in movies, advertisement media, business logo's and can purchase many lighthouse related gift items and collectables.
The Metropolis Lighthouse will be similar to several lighthouses located in the Cape Cod, Massachusetts area and along the Central California coast.
A symbolic lighthouse similar in size to the Metropolis Lighthouse is located in Hannibal, Missouri atop Cardiff Hill overlooking the Mississippi River. The lighthouse was constructed in 1935 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the author Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain. It was first lit remotely by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1935; a replacement lighthouse was lit similarly by President John Kennedy in 1963; and when the lighthouse was renovated in 1994, there was another remote re-lighting by President Bill Clinton. Each year, over 100,000 visitors climb the 244 steps up Cardiff Hill to see this historic lighthouse.
For more information and a status update on the Metropolis Lighthouse, go to www.hopelightproject.com.