Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Port St. Joe Awarded the Lighthouse

From the Jan. 3, 2013, Star.

The National Park Service awarded the town of Port St. Joe, Florida,  the Cape San Blas Lighthouse after turning down the submission of Gulf County.

In 2012, Hurricane Isaac took away 24-30 feet of beach front and waters are getting close to the keeper's cottages..  The grounds around the lighthouse once served as walking eagle tours and the USAF tested rockets near the site as recently as the early 1990s.

The St. Joseph Bay Historical Society began working on the restoration of the lighthouse, the keepers quarters and grounds 22 years ago.

Over the years, they have collected some $800,000 in funds, much of which went to restore one of the keeper's quarters.  The Air Force restored the other one.

After Seeing the Excellent Job Done on the New Site of the St. George Island Lighthouse, This Should be a Great Move.  --RoadDog

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