'We love florida's lighthouses'

Florida Lighthouse Association takes care of the beacons

 

Surrounded by the sea and in the middle of many trade routes, Florida always has been of vital importance to tradesmen. The lighthouses along the shores have therefore been of at least the same importance. Now that they are getting more and more obsolete due to modern navigation systems the Florida Lighthouse Association takes care of the beacons. And you can help!

 

 

The United States is known for its commerce and wealth. Florida, being surrounded by Sea, is one of the biggest both fishing and importing/exporting locations that we possess. Throughout the centuries, its many lighthouses have allowed those who work at sea the comfort of finding shelter and their way home.

 

Florida Lighthouse Association

The website of the Florida Lighthouse Association offers a great overview of their work, and how you can support them.

 

Great historical value

Not only a part of our history, these lighthouses are a maritime feat of amazing architecture. Each having their own place for the population they helped to grow, they also are beautiful to look at. Dating as far back as the 1800s, they were a crucial reason that the United States grew to prominence.

 

Save these beacons for the future

Sadly, the sea has not been too kind to these structures. Most of them are in ill repair with years of insult to their core. In need of some upgrades and restoration, we are on a mission to save them for future generations. That is no small or easy feat. The cost is considerable, as is the time. The first step in the process to preservation is to get people involved and to inform people how truly amazing these lighthouses are.

 

30 Remaining lighthouses

Florida has the largest coastline, second only to Alaska in the United States. With over 1350 miles of coastline, there are 30 lighthouses that still remain. To save them, it will cost approximately $20 million dollars, which is no small amount. The Florida Lighthouse Association is working overtime to get everyone involved and to find ways to keep these lighthouses alive.

 

Map Florida lighthouses 

 

Donate, raise and volunteer

There are many ways that you can make a big difference to preserving the lighthouses and the richness that they lend to our understanding of history. From donations, to fundraising, to volunteering, each can make a small difference in a big way. If you would like to see how you can help, or order a Florida Lighthouse license plate bearing the symbol of these incredible lighthouses.

 

 

Lighthouse organization summary

 

What: Florida Lighthouse Association

Support nowhttp://floridalighthouses.org/page-1141533

Official website: http://floridalighthouses.org/