Lighthouse move Tuesday


The Cape San Blas Lighthouse will become the beacon of George Core Park in Port St. Joe after its planned move next week.

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Published: Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 11:37 AM.


Depending on Mother Nature the Cape San Blas Lighthouse will be moved Tuesday from its current location into the city of Port St. Joe.

Of course, Mother Nature is pretty much why the lighthouse is being moved at all.

Weather permitting the lighthouse, two keepers’ quarters and an oil house will begin the move into the city beginning around 8 a.m. ET Tuesday morning.

The contractor hopes to be off the Cape and onto U.S. Highway 98 from State 30A by the end of the business day, or around 5 p.m. ET.

From there the buildings will be carried to George Core Park, where footers were poured for the main lighthouse stanchions early last week.

The plan, said city manager Jim Anderson, was to erect the lighthouse in George Core Park the following day.

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