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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.
Photographed 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 1890s. In July 1894, the light was relit at the new location.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Lighthouses series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1894.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cape Canaveral FL 32920, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cape Canaveral's Native Americans (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Cape Life (within shouting distance of this marker); Cape Canaveral Light Station (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Cape Canaveral Lighthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct
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line); Launch Site of America's First Satellite, Explorer I / The Space Race Begins (approx. 2.1 miles away); Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (approx. 2.1 miles away); First United States Space Launch (approx. 2.1 miles away); Launch Complex 26 (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cape Canaveral.
 
Also see . . .  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.) 
 
Cape Canaveral Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry B. of Florida, May 4, 2007
2. Cape Canaveral Lighthouse
The marker is fixed to a brick base to the left in this view.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 22, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,321 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 22, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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