Florida Keys Reef Lighthouses Getting Help

The Florida Keys Reef Lights Foundation has received permission from the Coast Guard to replace the zinc anodes on the Florida Keys Reef Lighthouses Carysfort, Alligator, Sombrero and American Shoal reef lights, according to foundation officials. Zinc anodes, which serve as a sacrificial metal, are used to preserve the iron legs of the lights, much […]
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Saving Florida Keys Lighthouse History

Keys lighthouses are on a list the trust issued Thursday of 2015’s Most Endangered Historic Sites. The program is “designed to increase the public’s awareness of the urgent need to save Florida’s neglected or threatened historic resources, and to empower local preservationists and preservation groups in their efforts to preserve Florida’s rich history.     […]
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Coast Guard Warns of Unsafe Florida Keys Reef Lighthouses

The Coast Guard is warning mariners to not climb historical reef lights in the Florida Keys because of deterioration and unsound structural integrity. These lights include: Alligator Reef; American Shoal Reef; Carysfort Reef; Sand Key Reef; and Sombrero Key Reef Light. While these structures are not at risk of collapsing, they are unsafe for climbing. […]
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