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St Augustine Lighthouse
St. Augustine Lighthouse,
St. Augustine, FL
*Dates of operation~~ 1874-present
*Building Material~~ Brick
*Tower~~ 165 feet
*Elevation~~ Sea level
*Markings~~ Black and white spiral bands w/ red lantern
*Light Pattern~~ Alternating 30 second intervals of fixed white light and eclipse
*Existing Buildings~~ Keeper's quarters, garage, 1941 Coast Guard barracks
*Automated~~ 1955
*Original Lens~~ First Order Fresnel
*Current Lens~~ Original still in use
*Open to Public?~~ Yes
*Current Owner~~ St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum, Inc.
*Waterway Location~~ Atlantic Ocean at mouth of Matanzas River
*Significant Feature~~ The lens was damaged by rifle fire in 1986. Replaced by temporary
optic in 1991 for repairs. Restored lens replaced 1993.   

         LINKS
Official Lighthouse Site
http://www.staugustinelighthouse.com/

National Park Service
http://www.cr.nps.gov/MARITIME/light/staugust.htm

Lighthouse Friends lighthouse info and history
http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=347
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