Lantern Preservation Project

Where Were You On May 22, 1993?

2023-06-22T10:18:51-04:00May 24th, 2023|

On th at day, our 1st order Fresnel lens was put back into service after being repaired. In 1986, a vandal shot the lens at the top of the Lighthouse tower damaging 19 of the prisms. Beginning in 1980, the Junior Service League led a massive community effort to restore the St. Augustine Light Station. The restoration of the Keepers’ House was completed in 1990 after a disastrous fire in 1970. The League opened the Lighthouse [...]

Get behind the scenes…

2012-02-03T12:11:29-05:00February 3rd, 2012|

Jacksonville.com published a nice piece about our behind the scenes tours here at the Museum. If you haven't take one of the tours, they are well worth it. See how the museum works, how we are learning about our past from artifacts buried in the seafloor, and learn about the many things which go on behind the veil to keep our history alive and exciting. Even if you have visited the lighthouse before, or recently, [...]

Day 9

2008-10-09T10:41:44-04:00October 9th, 2008|

Today we began to pressure wash the underside of the observation deck. […]

Just Another Day…

2008-10-01T11:00:00-04:00October 1st, 2008|

Someone wise just told me, “the work of preservation is never done,” and so we continue to work. On the list for today, and about four more months worth of tommorrows, is the Lantern Preservation Project, a wildly creative title I know — especially since I just came up with it — but an accurate one at least. Yesterday metal workers began to cut a piece of the “upper gallery” from the top of the [...]