Light Lists are a useful research tool for tracking lighthouses over time. Here are a few pages from a very early version entitled, Light-houses, Beacons, and Floating Lights, of the United States, for 1838 prepared by the order of Stephen Pleasonton, Fifth Auditor and Acting Commissioner of the Revenue. The pages are meant to be side by side. Note the stray markings on this copy. They were corrections meant for the next version.
For the complete list in PDF format goto my new research page for digitized volumes.