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Creation Date

12-23-2008

Building Name

Amelia Island Lighthouse

Description

The Amelia Island lighthouse is located on the northern edge of the island. Its light marks St. Marys Entrance, the inlet leading to St. Marys River, the Cumberland Sound and the harbor of Fernandina Beach, Florida along the Amelia River. Built in 1838, this brick lighthouse is the oldest in the state of Florida. When originally built the tower was fifty feet tall but it increased to sixty-four feet in 1881 when the lantern was added. The lighthouse was automated in 1956. In 2001, the Coast Guard transferred ownership to the city of Fernandina Beach. The lighthouse is listed as number 565 in the United States Coast Guard (USCG) light list.. This is on the National Register of Historic Places (NRIS #03000004).

Latitude, Longitude

30.67316, -81.44252

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Lighthouses--Florida--Amelia Island; Amelia Island (Fla.); Lighthouses

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