Thursday, December 28, 2017

Review of Cape St. George Lighthouse

Cape St. George Lighthouse
On the beautiful island of St. George, just off the Florida panhandle stands a historic lighthouse.  Cape St. George has been rebuilt 3 times since it was originally built in 1833.  Powerful storms, hurricanes and even the civil war interrupted the light being used to guide ships into the cotton port of Apalachicola. The current lighthouse was completed in December of 2008.  

Visiting Cape St. George

The current lighthouse is reached by traveling a 4.2 mile bridge over to St. George Island.  As you approach the island you can't miss the lighthouse that stands in the center of the island.  On the day that we visited it started raining as we approached the island so we decided to stop for lunch at the Blue Parrot before taking photos of the lighthouse.  We were rewarded for our patience by the lighthouse taking on a beautiful glow after the rain shower and a rainbow appearing near the bottom third of the lighthouse.

Different Perspectives of the Lighthouse

As I have stated in this blog before, I love walking around the area of the lighthouses I photograph to find different perspectives.  The newly washed area from the rain gave me some great material on this visit.  Here are a few of my photographs.




Sea after the Storm





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2 comments:

  1. Love these photos of the St. George Lighthouse and especially like the 'Sea after the Storm' photo you included.

    My brother plans to spend NEXT winter in Destin, FL and they plan to explore the Florida Panhandle. I will have to tell him about this 'side trip'. :)

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  2. As always, you have shared some beautiful photos with us and reviewed an awesome lighthouse off the Florida panhandle. I am always intrigued by the history you share about the lighthouses along with the gorgeous photos. I love that photo where you captured a rainbow in the background. Indeed, your patience did payoff.

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