Fort Clinch ~ Amelia Ialand, Florida
The Amelia Island Lighthouse is considered the oldest structure on the island. First constructed in 1820 on Georgia's Cumberland Island, it was dismantled and moved in 1938 and reconstructed on Amelia Island. Construction was completed in 1839. In the early days, oil lamps along with reflectors provided the light, but the lights have been powered by electricity since 1933. The lighthouse still works today and can be seen up to 19 miles out to sea.The Amelia Island Lighthouse is operated by the U.S. Coast Guard, but because it is located in a residential area, it is not open to the public. The lighthouse is visible above the trees from Atlantic Avenue. We rode up a street near the lighthouse and to a dead end where the entrance to the Lighthouse was to get this photo. It can also be seen from the water & Fort Clinch State Park.
It was a fun filled day and I will be sharing more on what we did in the next post!