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Florida LHs to miss? #64299 01/09/01 11:40 AM
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I'm going to be in Florida on business in February and have about 2.5 days available for lighthousing. I've been reading up on the FL LH and I was wondering which ones I have to see and which ones I shouldn't waste my time on. It seems Cape Canaveral may be a little hard to get too so I may skip that one. Any other hints?

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Hi Carol,
Here's a good reference for the Fort Lauderdale area.
http://www.lighthousekeepers.com/forums/Forum15/HTML/000144.html
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Hi Carol,

St. Augustine is a beauty and the old part of town is a museum in itself. It's a beautiful place to visit. Ponce de Leon Inlet (about 1 hour south of St. Augustine) is great because of the lightstation buildings and the fresnel lens museum.

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Hi,
Am at work reading this post...I will write more later..But, my first question is where will you be and what are the days of the week you will be here.
Derith

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You will not be able to get on Patrick Air Force Base to see the Cape Canaveral light unless you are military...Then it will be hard as it is in a restricted area.

[This message has been edited by Nana (edited 01-09-2001).]

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I ditto St Augustine and Ponce DeLeon. I do believe that Ponce is undergoing some renovation to the observation landing. I'm not sure whether you can climb it at the present time. Can anyone down that way confirm this?

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Be sure not to miss St.Augustine It is a real beauty and they have the new gift shop open,a real jewel. Bill O'Brien oseabee


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Carol: Lots of great, and pretty current, info here on the Florida lights: http://users.erols.com/lthouse/home.htm

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I went to Ponce in late October and the lighthouse was available to climb. When I was there in April it had scaffolding, but it seems to be finished now.

Joanne

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Depending on where you are in Florida I would definitely suggest St. Augustine and Ponce. If you are near Jacksonville, you can view Amelia Island. It is a coast guard station and you aren't allowed access, but you can see it very well from the road. Have fun lighthousing!

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Ponce is still currently under renovation.

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Carol, where in Fl are you going to be? That will make a big difference on which lighthouses to go after?
And don't forget to bring your swim suit!


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Hoping to see Sanibel Island light while playing around the Ft. Myers area all next week...makes owning the LE more pleasurable for me when I've seen the real thing.


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