Cape Florida Lighthouse
(Florida, USA)












Photograph by
Snow W. Frost

10-18-01
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost

10-18-01
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost

10-18-01
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost

10-18-01
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost

10-18-01
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost

10-18-01
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost

10-18-01
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost

10-18-01
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost

10-18-01
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost

10-18-01






Cape Florida Lighthouse is ninety-five feet tall, and located on Key Biscayne, southwest of Miami. Its light was relit in July 1996 during the Miami Centennial celebration. It has recently been refurbished and has been painted white.

Interesting history regarding Cape Florida Lighthouse. The Seminole Indians had a war party on July 23, 1836, that attacked the lighhtouse--killing the keeper's assistant and burning the tower. The keeper survived by climbing to the lantern room sixty feet above the ground, as the Indians torched the tower steps. The keeper was rescued by a Navy schooner, however, the assistant keeper died from his wounds and burns from the attack. The lighthouse remained out of service for the balance of the Second Seminole War which ended in 1842. The height of the structure was increased from 65 to 95 feet.

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