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The Florida Lighthouse Association (FLA) is dedicated to its ongoing mission to help safeguard Florida's historic lighthouses by supporting community-based lighthouse restoration, preservation, and educational efforts. Together we can help ensure the State's remaining 30 historic lighthouses will continue to shine for generations to come.

Hurricane Ian was one of the strongest hurricanes to make landfall on Florida’s west coast, bringing with it tremendous winds and storm surges. three of our historic light stations — Port Boca Grande, Gasparilla, and Sanibel Island — bore the brunt of Hurricane Ian's wrath to devastating effect. Within days of the storm, we released emergency funding desperately needed to hire engineers and contractors to begin the stabilization process for these endangered lighthouses. But there is much work ahead.

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Although more than half of Florida's original historic lighthouses no longer exist, 30 of these iconic towers still stand along the State's 1,350-mile coastline. Learn more about Florida's 30 surviving historic lighthouses by selecting the Find a Lighthouse link below. 

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St. Augustine's Flying Lighthouse Cat - A story for kids and adults

This charming little story comes from the Daniels family who lived at St. Augustine Lighthouse in the 1930s and 1940s. It appears in my book, The Lightkeepers' Menagerie: Stories of Animals at Lighthouses, and I've told it at many talks I've given around the country. I hope you enjoy it. It's something that might happen only at a lighthouse. And, of course, if you regularly read my blog and check out my Facebook posts, you know I love cats.

Return of the light in St. Marks Lighthouse (FL)

It had been 20 years since the beacon of the St. Marks Lighthouse shone over the waters of Apalachee Bay. That all changed last Saturday when a lamp behind a replica Fresnel lens was turned on, an event that was months in the making.