Lighthouse move angered many

Published: Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 10:56 AM.

Dear Editor,

(Ed. Note: The following was read to the Board of County Commissioners last Tuesday)

Thank you for making the effort to keep the historic Cape San Blas Lighthouse on the Cape.

We believe the elected officials have dramatically underestimated the anger and frustration the South Gulf County residents and voters have in regard to the relocation to town, including many residents in the City, where they would prefer their City Commission to use their funds and efforts to give them clean water, affordable housing, flood control and management of their existing parks.

Unfortunately, the City out-maneuvered us when they got it deeded to them even though we feel the way this was done was unethical and immoral.

We have fought for over two years to save the history and lighthouse on the Cape but did not prevail. This is and was not about saving the lighthouse – that would be accomplished by moving it to Salinas Park. It was about our city fathers believing they can make financial gain by making it part of their amusement park overlooking the rooftops of town.

There are two issues.

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