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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse, Ponce Inlet, Florida

This light, the tallest in Florida and second tallest in the USA is situated at Ponce Inlet, south of Daytona Beach, Florida. It was completed in 1887 and at the time the area was known as Mosquito Inlet and the light was originally called the Monquito Inlet Lighthouse. The climb to the top is 203 steps but affords one a great view of the area. The grounds are well maintained and there are historic displays in the Keeper's House. One building on site houses a number of Fresnel lenses including the original Cape Canaveral light. Photos taken in March 2011.

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