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Historic Florida St. Augustine Lighthouse. 165 feet - 14 stories - tall. This "new" replacement brick lighthouse was first lit in 1874.
The original wooden Spanish "Watchtower" had been built fairly close by in 1565. The coquina stone Watchtower, guardhouse, and and surrounding wall replaced it in 1683 and the "new" brick Light House in 1874.
It is a 219 step climb to the top of the lighthouse for spectacular views of St. Augustine and its beaches -- particularly at sunset. The St Augustine light house open observation deck is about fourteen stories high. The Lighthouse contains an estimated 1.2 million bricks.
The light has a first order 9 1/2 feet tall Fresnel lens that contains 370 hand cut prisims in a metal frame. Light keepers used to have the duty every 3 hours of hand "winding" a clock and weight system that rotated the lens as well as carrying whale oil up to the light flame. Whale oil was later changed to kerosene.
The only other US Lighthouse with black and white spiral barber pole markings similar to the St Augustine Lighthouse in Florida is the Cape Hatteras lighthouse on Hatteras Island in the Outer Banks in North Carolina
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St. Augustine Lighthouse View from the top open viewing deck - St Augustine, Florida
Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse was completed in 1887. It is the tallest Florida Lighthouse at 175 feet with a 194 step circular stairway. Over one million bricks were used in the Lighthouse construction. The brick foundation goes 12 feet below the ground. The only taller brick lighthouse in the US is the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on the outer banks of the US East Coast in North Carolina.
The first Light Keeper assigned to the Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse station received $450 annually. He initially did not have much to do, however, since Congress had not provided funds for oil for the eleven lamps in his lighthouse lantern room.
Ponce De Leon Lighthouse - Tallest Florida Lighthouse
South of Daytona Beach, Florida
Cape Canaveral Lighthouse
Now on United States Air Force Base, Cape Canaveral, Florida (Our Edited Photo Version)
Due to the very limited access to the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse which only allows taking photos once a month on specific dates when/if they are even giving tours, etc., this is a substantially Edited, leveled + cropped and brightened Photo Edited from a Wikimedia Commons Photo that I did not take. This is the Photo credit they ask for -- By Danielrener (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons .org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)] -- Hopefully we will be there on the right day of the month sometime when they are again offering Lighthouse tours to take our own photos of the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse!
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Lighthouse History: An early 60-foot brick Cape Canaveral lighthouse was built near the site of the current light in 1847. The 1847 light was found to be too short and ineffective to be an aid for ships at sea.
Construction began on the current Lighthouse tower but then had to be halted during the Civil War. It was reported that the keeper removed and buried the light apparatus in his orange grove. At the end of the war, construction resumed, and the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse was completed in 1868. In other words, the current Cape Canaveral Light house has been standing on the Cape for almost 150 years.
The new tower contained a 1st Order Fresnel Lens and was 145 feet tall and. It is visible for 18 miles. Shore erosion became a problem and by the 1880's the light was only 70 feet from the water. In 1892, relocation began on the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse and took 18 months to complete. In 1960 the light was automated. The former lens was removed and is on display at the Ponce de Leon Lighthouse Museum about 12 miles south of Daytona Beach, Florida.
The light is active, and is an aid to navigation, but it is not open to the public. The Ownership of Cape Canaveral Lighthouse has been transferred from the Coast Guard to the United States Air Force since it is now on the Cape Canaveral Air Force Base.
Initially, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse was painted bright fire engine red. When the renovation of it was completed in 2000, it ended up the more subdued brick red it is today.
The climb to the top isn't so bad for the Florida Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, since the Lighthouse sits on a 48 foot hill for an overall Lighthouse height of 156 feet tall. The top of the lighthouse is "only" 108 foot above the "hill" level, but you do have to climb the approximately 70 steps up the hill to the lighthouse. Overall, the 105 step climb up the spiral metal lighthouse stairs seems much shorter than the 14 story, 219 step climb to the top of the St Augustine Lighthouse above.
Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse - on Pompano Beach, Florida
The Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse is located on the north side of Hillsboro Inlet, about halfway between Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton, FL, in Hillsboro Beach, Florida.
The United States Lighthouse Establishment persuaded Congress in 1901 to authorize the construction of a lighthouse in the "dark" area between the Jupiter Inlet Light and Fowey Rocks Light. In the last half of the 20th century, Hillsboro Inlet became an increasingly busy waterway. The Hillsboro Inlet Light house with its second-order Fresnel lens is one of the most powerful lights in the world with a beam that can be seen for 32 miles. The light is placed 136 feet above sea leve
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The St. Marks Lighthouse is the second-oldest light station in Florida and was built in 1831. It is located on the east side of the mouth of the St. Marks River, on Apalachee Bay, Florida, USA.
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