Lighthouse on Anastasia Island- St. Augustine, FL

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The Lighthouse Keepers House

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“At the top, the original, first order Fresnel lens still serves the beacon, but today is lit by a 1000 watt bulb, and maintained by the museum and volunteers. The St. Augustine lens consists of 370 hand-cut glass prisms arranged in a beehive shape towering twelve feet tall and six feet in diameter.”

from the Lighthouse Story

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Our selfie in the mirror with the lighthouse.

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219 stairs to the top on your own power.  We walked up one flight and went back down.

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We could barely lift up this oil bucket and it was empty.  I can’t imagine carrying it filled up all 219 stairs every night.IMG_0679.JPG

13 thoughts on “Lighthouse on Anastasia Island- St. Augustine, FL

  1. Those stairs are something else! It’s fascinating to see what was “normal” back in the day – and interesting to speculate how future generations will look back on us…

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