Histories of local lighthouses- the Cape San Blas Lighthouse

Published: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 02:06 PM.

Editor’s note: This is another in a continuing series on local pioneers and local history. Over the next few weeks, we’ll take a look at the beginnings, the building specifications, for lighthouses in the area.

These next few weeks, I'll be sharing some letters about our local lighthouses.

This could not have been completed without giving "thanks" first to Mark Curenton and the Apalachicola Historical Society. Several years ago Mark let Marlene Womack and I go through boxes of old papers found in the cottage at the Raney House in Apalachicola.

These boxes covered many areas of local history, one folder covering our lighthouses, and I was lucky enough to get the chance to copy these files.

This week we'll cover the Cape San Blas and the Cape St. George Lighthouses.

Here you will see that when they advertised for bids on rebuilding the lighthouses, this included both buildings and that they were built alike.

“Treasury Department, 5th Audit Office, April 26th 1848

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