Throwback Thursday: Sunset Over 7 Mile Bridge

From September 27, 2012.

7 Mile Bridge

Took this on our trip to the Florida Keys.   One of the highlights of the trip was a sunset cruise. This is a famous Seven Mile Bridge located just outside of Marathon, Florida. The original Seven Mile Bridge was built by Henry Flagler as a part of his Florida East Coast Railway. It would later become part of the Overseas Highway.

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Throwback Thursday: Ponce Inlet Lighthouse

Ponce Inlet Lighthouse

The Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse began as the Mosquito Inlet Lighthouse in 1883. Construction began in 1884 and was completed in 1886. It was first lit in November 1887. In the 1920s the Lighthouse service added indoor plumbing and bathrooms in the keepers’ building. In 1925 electricity arrived at the light. The name was changed to Ponce de Leon Inlet in 1927.

When the Lighthouse Service was abolished in 1939 the Lighthouse was transferred to the Coast Guard. During World War II, the keepers quarters were  turned into barracks for the Coast Guardsmen who protected the light and stood watch against enemy submarines. In 1953 the lighthouse became automated.  The Coast Guard abandoned the Light Station in 1970 when a new light was established at the Coast Guard Station on the south side of the Inlet.  Two years later the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse Preservation Association was founded as a non-profit, organization to restore and operate the property as a museum. In 1972, the Light Station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as one of only a handful of 19th Century Light Stations to have all its original buildings still intact.

Throwback Thursday: Sky

From July 5th, 2011, this is one of my all-time favorite shots. It was taken in Cedar Key, Florida.

I took this at Cedar Key, Florida.  We had gone on the sunset cruise. The public pier is on the left hand side. It is the new concrete one that was built after the 2004 hurricanes wiped out the old ones.  On the right hand side is the old Sea Breeze restaurant.