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 Ponce de Leon Inlet Light

Ponce de Leon Inlet Light

The first lighthouse for what is now the Ponce de León Inlet was erected on the south side of Mosquito Inlet in 1835. Unfortunately, the oil for the lamp was never delivered, and soon after the tower was completed a strong storm washed much of the sand from around the base of the tower, weakening it. The Second Seminole War began soon after, and in December 1835 Seminole Indians attacked the lighthouse, smashing the glass in the lantern room and setting fire to its wooden stairs. The area was abandoned. The war prevented repairs from being made to the tower, and it collapsed the next year.

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Don Taylor28-Mar-2013 05:30
This turned out well. Much better than mine.
Neil Marcus28-Mar-2013 00:04
I'm glad you got a picture of it so that this resurrection is recorded before the next disaster.
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