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Message from the Friends of St. Marks Wildlife Refuge

posted Apr 18, 2019, 6:57 PM by Gayla Kittendorf

 Bring the Past to Light – The Final Phases

 

lighthouse lantern room image


Would you like to see the St. Marks Lighthouse illuminate the night sky as it did for 173 years? This is certainly what we’ve been working toward. Help us in our continued journey to Bring the Past to Light.

A generous donor has contributed funds to construct a replica of the historic Fourth Order Fresnel lens, and we are planning to install it in the lantern room.  However, there  are expenses associated with installation and wiring.  Help us make the dream come true and see the St. Marks Lighthouse once again light the coast.

As many of you may know, the light from the Fresnel lens was extinguished in 2000 when the Coast Guard installed a modern solar powered light on the exterior of the lantern room.  That light has since been removed, and the lighthouse has stood dark ever since. Bringing back the light has been the dream of many Refuge supporters. If you want to see this historic lighthouse once again beam its message to sea, please contribute to the Lighthouse Fund by donating online (scroll to the lighthouse choice) or by mail to Friends of St. Marks Wildlife Refuge, PO Box 368, St. Marks, FL 32355.

Be sure to mark Lighthouse Lens Fund on your check.  Thank you for your support  as we “Bring the Past to Light!”

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