Sentinel in the lighthouse.

Dummy Lighthouse Keeper

Field review by the editors.

Fort Smith, Arkansas

On the Broadway bridge connecting Van Buren to Fort Smith, travelers will spot a lighthouse on the southwest bank. It's a wood-shingled fake, sitting atop a seafood restaurant. Faux lighthouses are a dime a dozen, but the one at the Lighthouse Inn is large, has a window-enclosed top containing a light, and a mysterious lighthouse keeper standing in front of the light. It's a dummy in a dark suit, tie and hat (captain's cap or top hat?) standing sentinel. We don't know who the mannequin represents. Worth a drive-by snapshot.

Dummy Lighthouse Keeper

Lighthouse Inn

Address:
6000 Midland Blvd, Fort Smith, AR
Directions:
Lighthouse Inn. Visible on the north side of US Hwy 64/71, on the west end of the bridge leading into Fort Smith from Van Buren. To get to the lighthouse, turn north onto Clayton Expy, then make an immediate right. The lighthouse is at the end of the road.
Phone:
479-783-9420
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