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St. Augustine in St. 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 St. 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 walking distance of this marker. Lighthouse and Keepers House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); World War II (about 300 feet away); 1888 Outdoor Kitchens (about 400 feet away); 1886 Well (about 400 feet away); 1872 North Privy (about 400 feet away); 1872 South Privy
Sentinels of the Coast Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
2. Sentinels of the Coast Marker
(about 500 feet away); St. Augustine on Anastasia Island (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Augustine Alligator Farm (approx. 0.3 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 January 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 449 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 19, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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