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Lighthouse News

We scan the globe for news, stories and interesting facts related to lighthouses. Consider this your one-stop outlet to the latest lighthouse news.

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.