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Lighthouses of the Sunshine State

Event Date:

February 2 @ 10:00 am

Venue:

Palm Coast Community Center
305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE
Palm Coast, FL 32137

Organizer:

Elaine Studnicki
908-455-1114
elainestudnicki@gmail.com

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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