Travel Guide Review
Did you know…
The first American light station became operational on
April 5, 1824 in St. Augustine, Florida.
Today, Florida’s 33 lighthouses rank seventh in the nation and
first in the south for the number of historic American light stations.
The Florida Lighthouse Association, founded in 1996, was formed to
preserve their coastal beacons and to record their history.
This book works as an excellent travel guide as it takes you from
Amelia Island down to the Keys and up to Fort McRee.
Using the contributed articles of members, Florida
Lighthouse Trail provides a history of each lighthouse, construction
facts, and visitor information. Illustrator
Paul Bradley has created area maps and exquisite drawings of each
lighthouse or station.
Besides the wealth of information on the individual
lighthouses, this book supplies the reader with a collection of
interesting facts about Florida’s lighthouse history, a chronological
list of Florida’s manned light stations, a glossary of terms, a
bibliography for further reading, and a directory for visitors.
Florida Lighthouse Trail will become a treasured
research guide for historians, lighthouse enthusiasts, and the seasoned
You can contact the Florida Lighthouse Association at P.O.
Box 340028, Tampa, FL 33694-0028; or visit their website at www.floridalighthouses.org.
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