Funds budgeted for Cape San Blas Lighthouse relocation

Published: Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 10:23 AM.

“I am hopeful we will get the money,” Magidson said.

Based on current estimates, the money would fund the relocation of the lighthouse, two keepers’ quarters and an oil house from Cape San Blas to George Core Park in Port St. Joe.

The lighthouse would become the centerpiece of the park, the site near Miss Zola Drive and the historic Maddox House property.

The appropriation would also represent, by far, the largest contribution to the relocation project. A fundraising campaign by the St. Joseph Historical Society has thus far yet to exceed $40,000.

It would also represent the first use of taxpayer money in the project, which commissioners pledged not to use.

The move of the lighthouse and ancillary structures is estimated to cost $200,000-$250,000.

That would not include the cost of any site prep work, foundational work in George Core Park or ongoing maintenance.

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