Friday, July 1, 2011

Historic Sanibel Lighthouse Decked Out For Independence Day

Historic Sanibel Lighthouse located at Lighthouse Beach, 1 Periwinkle Way, has been decorated with traditional patriotic red, white and blue bunting in celebration of Independence Day. The decorations will remain through Tuesday, July 5. Sanibel Lighthouse is the most photographed icon in Lee County and is a historic as well as a navigational and marine landmark.

The Sanibel Lighthouse was the first lighthouse on Florida's Gulf Coast north of Key West and the Dry Tortugas and was completed in 1884. It is a popular sightseeing destination for tourists, locals, and island residents. The lighthouse was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974 and also identified as a Historic Site and Structure within the 1976 Sanibel Plan.

For more information on Sanibel history click here.

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