Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse
(Florida, USA)












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Snow W. Frost

2001
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2001
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12-20-01
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2001
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2001
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2001
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May 1998
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May 1998
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This is the spiral stairwell inside the lighthouse--the view is fantastic.
November 1998
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This is a view from the top of the tower looking down--you can see how nicely the walk ways are from all the various buildings.
November 1998
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November 2000
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November 2000
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November 2000
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November 2000
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November 2000
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November 2000
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November 2000
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November 2000
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November 2000
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November 2000
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November 2000
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John W. Roebuck

December2000
This is the entrance door to the lighthouse.
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Ann Shelton
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When I visited this lighthouse, it was "bike week"--nice to see people with other hobbies enjoy lighthouses also.
November 2000
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May 1998
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November 2000
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November 2000
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November 2000
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November 2000
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November 2000
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November 20, 2002
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November 20, 2002
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Barbara Nelson Cheek
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January 22, 2003
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January 22, 2003
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January 22, 2003
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January 22, 2003
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January 22, 2003
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January 22, 2003
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January 22, 2003
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January 22, 2003
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January 22, 2003
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January 22, 2003
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January 22, 2003
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January 22, 2003






Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse is located just south of Daytona Beach, Florida, at Ponce de Leon Inlet. It was lit on November 1, 1887. The tower is 175 feet tall, and it is the second tallest lighthouse on the East Coast. (Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest).The conical tower is made of brick, and the foundation is octagonal--12 feet deep by 45 feet wide. The lighthouse is active, with a flashing "white" light. A marine aero-beacon replaced the antique Fresnel lens, which remains on display in the museum, and the operative light room is closed off to visitors.

There are 203 steps up to the lantern room. I truly enjoyed climbing to the tower--the view at the top is breathtaking. On a funny note, I stopped to rest for a minute (more like about ten minutes) to catch my breath before continuing my climb. I sat in one of the window areas and was truly comfortable until I read the plaque above where I was sitting. The plaque stated "a lighthouse keeper died in this spot due to a heart attack". Immediately, I was inspired to quickly get back on my feet and continue my quest to reach the top! This lighthouse is very accessible, with parking nearby. There are several buildings that can be visited, and a lovely gift shop.

***Directions: Access: From Daytona Beach, take A1A South approximately 2 miles. You can't miss the beautiful red lighthouse. Also, you can contact the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse Museum:
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse Museum
4931 South Peninsula Drive
Ponce Inlet, Florida 32019

***If you have a photo of this lighthouse, that you'd like to share...please email me.





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