The reality of war on America’s own East Coast was a shock to its residents, and it was no different for the people of St. Augustine. The United States Navy kept the news of the U-boat attacks under wraps while they scrambled to take defensive action, and action they did take. In February of 1942, the USS Roper (DD-147), a Wickes-class destroyer returned to Norfolk, VA, after successfully performing escort duty to Londonderry, Ireland. [...]
WOLF MOON ECLIPSE! A penumbral lunar eclipse, also called a Wolf Moon Eclipse, will take place starting on Friday, January 10. Guests on the Dark of the Moon Ghost Tours this weekend (January 10-12) at the St. Augustine Lighthouse will get a view of this beautiful full moon! Dark of the Moon Ghost Tours held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum. Sunset Moonrise events are held only once [...]
MARITIME HAMMOCK STROLL! Here are some photos taken on Monday, July 23 on a stroll through the Maritime Hammock trails on the grounds of the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum. We also offer a Scavenger Hunt for all ages! Search for creatures that live in this coastal habitat and learn about medicinal and historic uses of plants ...
The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum's GIFT SHOP is a fun place to visit for summer items, with family-friendly options for kids of all ages. Whether you are visiting with children or shopping for relatives out of town, see our suggestions below! Shop online here or call a store associate at 904-829-0745. Our summer camp interns are busy reading Ghosts of St. Augustine by Tom Lapham and Breverton's Nautical Curiosities by Terry Breverton. [...]
So I went on my first ever trip to the Big Apple this week, and I tried to take a big bite. Unfortunately, it was frozen solid. It wasnâ€™t even the good kind of cold there was no snow, it was just face numbing, wear so many clothes you are bound to look like the Michelin Tire Man cold. However, even that canâ€™t keep a good man down, numb face and all I still visited [...]
I take pictures. I am far from a professional photographer, but it is part of my job. Cool, right? Yeah, of course; however, when you are responsible for taking pictures at events, workshops, and camps that will represent your organization, there is a little pressure that goes along with that. For Instance, the difference between a good picture and just any old shot could make the difference in someone reading a story, flyer, or whatever [...]