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Game InfoEdit

Bonus sea building. Only constructable in coastal cities.

  • +1 20xFood5 Food from Coast and Ocean Tiles.
  • +1 Additional 20xFood5 Food from each source of 20xFish5 Fish worked by this City.
  • BNW-only +1 20xProduction5 Production from Sea Resources worked by this City.
  • +1 20xHappiness5 Happiness with Naval Tradition Social policy
  • +1 20xGold5 Gold with Merchant Navy Social policy


The Lighthouse is the first specialized sea building, considerably improving the 20xFood5 Food production of coastal cities. Oftentimes those cities have problems growing because of limited access to food (usually when they're built on islands). Construct a Lighthouse in them ASAP, especially if there are Fish resources nearby. The effect of a Lighthouse on improved Fish resources turns them into veritable "food pumps" very early in the game.

Note that the Great Lighthouse wonder provides a free Lighthouse building. If you plan on constructing this wonder in one of your cities, don't bother building a Lighthouse there!

Civilopedia entryEdit

Since man has taken to the sea in ships, he has built beacons on the shore to guide returning vessels back to harbor and to warn their captains of perilous shoals and rocks. The earliest known lighthouse was the Pharos (Great Lighthouse) of Alexandria. Constructed on the small island of Pharos just off of the coast of Alexandria, it survived for over a thousand years, guiding countless thousands of vessels to Alexandria's safe harbor.

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