Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Open House at the Lighthouse

Last Saturday was second time that B and I had been inside the lighthouse at St. Marks. It is only open on rare occasions. And truly it is not open to climb the tower, but only tour the keeper's cottage.
In this room below, you can see the base of the tower that is the entrance to the winding stairs. Signage relates some of the stories of the families who have lived here over the 100 plus years that it was occupied.

The lighthouse was constructed in 1842.  The 1867 Fresnel lens was removed by crane this past November and sent for cleaning and restoration. 

In its place stands a simple conifer.

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