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

Sentinels of the Coast

 
 
Sentinels of the Coast Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
1. Sentinels of the Coast Marker
Inscription. Since early times, coastal towers were important in the defense of St. Augustine. From the wooden lookout here in 1586, Spanish sentries warned of approaching English raiders under Sir Francis Drake. Later the tower was built of stone. It served during the 1740 siege, was converted to a lighthouse in 1823 and used until it was lost to the sea. The present light replaced it in 1874.
 
Erected 1963 by St. Johns County Historical Commission in cooperation with Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-110.)
 
Location. 29° 53.169′ N, 81° 17.246′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in Saint Johns County. Marker is on Red Cox Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Augustine FL 32080, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lighthouse and Keepers House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Augustine on Anastasia Island (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Spanish Quarries (approx. 0.4 miles away); Davis Shores (approx. 1.1 miles away); Mission of Nuestra Señora del Rosario de La Punta
Sentinels of the Coast Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
2. Sentinels of the Coast Marker
(approx. 1.3 miles away); The Powder House Lot / St Johns County (approx. 1.3 miles away); Major Dade and His Command Monuments (approx. 1.3 miles away); Dade Pyramids (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
Also see . . .  St. Augustine Lighthouse Museum. (Submitted on September 19, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraWaterways & Vessels
 
St. Augustine Lighthouse from the Marker Location image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
3. St. Augustine Lighthouse from the Marker Location
St. Augustine Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
4. St. Augustine Lighthouse
Lens of the Light image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
5. Lens of the Light
Model of the Earlier Lighthouse/Sentry Tower image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
6. Model of the Earlier Lighthouse/Sentry Tower
Spiral Staircase of the Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
7. Spiral Staircase of the Lighthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 395 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 19, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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