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St. Augustine in Saint Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Vigia de San Carlos

St. Charles Watchtower

 
 
Vigia de San Carlos Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
1. Vigia de San Carlos Marker
Inscription. Signals were exchanged between this tower and a similar one across Matanzas Bay, on the ocean shore near the present lighthouse.
 
Location. 29° 53.892′ N, 81° 18.666′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in Saint Johns County. Marker can be reached from South Castillo Drive (State Highway A1A), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located at the parapet of Castillo de San Marcos. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1740 Siege (a few steps from this marker); St. Charles Bastion (within shouting distance of this marker); Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); Indian Prisoners (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Shot Furnace (within shouting distance of this marker); Northern Defense Lines (within shouting distance of this marker); Matanzas Bay (within shouting distance of this marker); La Necesaria (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
Also see . . .  Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. NPS website. (Submitted on August 24, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, Castles
 
Watchtower and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
2. Watchtower and Marker
Across the Bay image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
3. Across the Bay
The tall structure in the distant center is the St. Augustine Lighthouse. Since colonial times an additional barrier island has formed seaward of that point, and the lighthouse location is further inland.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 319 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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