The U.S. state of Kansas is in the center of the country, far from the coasts. The Missouri River, flowing along the northeastern border of Kansas, is the only major navigable waterway touching the state.
Note: to be listed in the Directory, a lighthouse must actually serve as an aid to navigation. This means it must be located on a navigable lake or river and must be lit as a navigational aid at least during the local boating season.
USCG numbers are from Volume 5 of the U.S. Coast Guard List of Lights.
Information available on lost lighthouses:
Notable faux lighthouses:
Kansas City Water Intake Light, Kansas City, May 2013
photo copyright Warren White; used by permission
Posted July 31, 2013. Checked and revised August 15, 2019. Lighthouses: 1. Site copyright 2019 Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.