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Lighthouses of the Sunshine State

Event Date:

April 3 @ 5:30 pm

Venue:

Lightner Museum of Hobbies
75 King Street
Saint Augustine, FL 32084

Organizer:

Ellen Morfit
904-824-2874
educator@lightnermuseum.org

Program Description:

Over 50 lighthouse have stood as silent sentinel along Florida’s 1,300 miles of coast. From shifting sandbars to reef-strewn shallows lighthouses have endured hurricanes, earthquakes, even military attack. Taking many shapes and forms, Florida’s lighthouses are descendants of one of the earliest known aid-to-navigation systems in North America. From St. Augustine’s 16th century signal towers to an inland lighthouse in Lake George, Florida has a rich tradition of light stations. The Sunshine State’s lighthouses have been a source or curiosity, folklore, and refuge. This presentation follows the history of Florida’s lighthouses and includes select stories from our legacy of lighting the coast.

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