St. Augustine Lighthouse
(Florida, USA)












Photograph by
Snow W. Frost

5-17-01
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Snow W. Frost

5-17-01
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Snow W. Frost

5-17-01
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Snow W. Frost

5-17-01
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Snow W. Frost

5-17-01
"Keeper's Quarters
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Snow W. Frost
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Snow W. Frost
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Snow W. Frost
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Snow W. Frost

The daymark on the tower is truly beautiful--like a black and white candy cane.
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Snow W. Frost

This view is looking down the stairs from the tower.
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Snow W. Frost
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Snow W. Frost

Up high above the ground, looking down---the tower of St. Augustine casts its shadow upon the "keepers quarters" which is now a museum.
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Snow W. Frost
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Snow W. Frost
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Snow W. Frost

This is a view looking up the stairs to the tower.
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Snow W. Frost
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost

May 2001
Photograph by
Amanda Morgan
Photograph by
Ed Mathews
Photograph by
Ed Hall
Photograph by
Ed Mathews






St. Augustine Lighthouse was built in 1871, and completed in 1874. This lighthouse was the "first" lighthouse built in Florida. The tower is 165 feet high, and its daymark is black and white spiral bands, and the top of the tower is painted red. The tower is 165 feet tall, and there are 219 (I climbed them) steps to the top. St Augustine Lighthouse is the 10'th tallest lighthouse in the United States. Truly, a beautiful lighthouse. The view from the top of the tower is absolutely breathtaking, and the light from the beacon can be seen up to 25 miles at sea.

***The lighthouse was repainted in March and April of 2000.


***My recent trip to St. Augustine Lighthouse:
It has been a little over a year since I visited this beautiful lighthouse, and revisited it on 5-17-01. It was repainted, and the colors are bright and beautiful. This time, I climbed the 219 steps to the top....in 92 degrees heat. The climb is well worth the beautiful view from the top. I especially enjoyed seeing the shadow of the tower on the top of the keeper's quarters. There is now a charge to walk close to the lighthouse, $6.50 for an adult to walk through all the buildings, and several nice walking paths. Young children are not allowed to go to the top of the lighthouse, as it is not enclosed except for the railing. However, there are events for the children, such as learning all about what it was like to be a keeper. So, a special tour is provided for the younger children. This recent visit was a lot of fun, and I enjoyed this lighthouse more than before. The charge to walk around is well worth it, as the money is invested to keep this lighthouse and the grounds and buildings in top condition. A visit to this lighthouse is well recommended.












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