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St. Augustine Lighthouse

Built in 1871 on the Atlantic Ocean side of Florida, in St. Augustine, the oldest city in Florida, founded in 1565. It sits on Anastasia Island. As with all lighthouses, it helps guide ships to safety, but it also helps the enemy. The original wooden lighthouse, built in the 1500s showed the way for Sir Frances Drake in May of 1586. Drake, an English privateer, pillaged and burned the city and the lighthouse. It's also famous because it had the first female lightkeeper in the US in the 1800s. It's painted in black and white spirals, made of 1.2 million bricks, and it's 165 feet high. It still works today.

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Taken on October 22, 2010