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Cape Canaveral in Brevard County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Cape Canaveral Lighthouse

 
 
Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry B. of Florida, May 4, 2007
1. Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Marker
Inscription. Originally constructed in 1868 overlooking the Cape Canaveral beach. Due to shoreline erosion, the lighthouse was dismantled and moved 1 ½ miles inland in the early 1890's. In July 1894, the light was relit at the new location.
 
Location. 28° 27.612′ N, 80° 32.598′ W. Marker is in Cape Canaveral, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is on Lighthouse Road near Control Tower Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cape Canaveral FL 32920, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Cape Canaveral Lighthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Complex 14 (approx. 2.2 miles away); Launch Complex 34 (approx. 4.4 miles away); Port Canaveral Historic Milestones (approx. 5.7 miles away); a different marker also named Port Canaveral Historic Milestones (approx. 5.7 miles away); a different marker also named Port Canaveral Historic Milestones (approx. 5.7 miles away); a different marker also named Port Canaveral Historic Milestones (approx. 5.8 miles away); a different marker also named Port Canaveral Historic Milestones (approx. 5.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cape Canaveral.
 
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Cape Canaveral Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By Larry B. of Florida, May 4, 2007
2. Cape Canaveral Lighthouse
 Lighthouse Friends. com. The Cape Canaveral Lighthouse witnessed the launch of the cape’s first rocket, Bumper 8, on July 24, 1950, and has had a front-row seat for subsequent launches associated with the Gemini, Mercury, and Apollo programs. Rockets still roar into space near the lighthouse and just up the coast are the space shuttle launch pads. The lighthouse, however, has been more than just a bystander in the conquest of space. It is said that Wernher von Braun used to stand on the railed gallery outside the lantern room to observe the early launches from Complex 4. (Submitted on October 22, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,990 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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