Cape Florida Lighthouse

Here’s another lighthouse picture that I forgot to mention. Nancy was born and raised in Miami, and the Cape Florida Light on the south tip of Key Biscayne has a special place in her heart. Back in the day, it was red because decades of neglect had allowed Atlantic storms to sandblast all the white paint off of the bricks. And before the state bought the property in 1966 (and later turned it into Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park), one would have to walk down the beach from Crandon Park to reach it. It was finally repainted during the restoration of the mid-1990s (at which point many native Miamians, for whom the bricks were all they had ever seen, thought the restorers were ruining their lighthouse).

Cape Florida Lighthouse
Cape Florida Lighthouse. Nancy took this picture from the beach north of the light on a late afternoon in 2010.

Nancy took this picture from the beach north of the lighthouse late one afternoon in 2010. The original image was in color. This image was just added to our collection late in 2014. We give just a little more of the lighthouse’s rich history on our website.

Author: Bruce

Although I grew up in Garden Grove, California, I have lived here in South Miami longer than I've lived anywhere else in the world. I've been married to my wonderful wife, Nancy, longer than I was ever without her. We were both teachers. Nancy recently retired after 40 years. I have also spent time as an officer in the Coast Guard, a commercial property appraiser, and an electrical engineering student. Now I'm technical support for Bee Happy Graphics. That means I handle this blog, our web page, and all E-mail, I do all post-processing and printing of the images, I cut mats and glass and frames. If you have a technical question, I would be the one trying to answer it.

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