St. Augustine Lighthouse Showcases Maritime & Military History this Weekend

Cannons, Muskets & Ghosts — OH MY!

The St. Augustine Ligthhouse & Museum is showcasing the maritime, military and haunted history of the light station with a two-day event.

Start with an archaeologist-led Lost Ships Tour on Friday that takes you through the last four years of excavation and research our LAMP divers have conducted on a shipwreck just off the St. Augustine coast.

Visit Saturday for a jam-packed day of guest speakers and demonstrations. Brian Rayca, munitions expert for the West Point Museum will be discussing some of the weapons recovered by our archaeology team. Lampist Joe Cocking will answer questions about his restoration of our 1st order Fresnel Lens — a restoration that had never been attempted before Joe took it on in the early 90’s.

Learn about the paranormal history of the St. Augustine Lighthouse with Matt Hladik, our Dark of the Moon tour guide and get hands-on with traditional wooden boatbuilding alongside our volunteer craftsman.

St. Augustine Lighthouse
St. Augustine Lighthouse

It’s going to be a great weekend the whole family can enjoy as they learn about Florida’s 500 years of maritime history.

Purchase advance tickets online at staugustinelighthouse.org and save 15%!

Date and Time:
Aug 16, 2013 – Aug 17, 2013
9:00am – 7:00pm

Venue:
St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum
81 Lighthouse Ave.
St. Augustine
32080

Website
http://www.staugustinelighthouse.org/events/sea-your-history

Contact Info:
Shannon O’Neil
soneil@staugustinelighthouse.org

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A homeschooling mother of 5, home education advocate, and former classroom teacher. She is a writer, blogger, and poet. "I just want to encourage, and be encouraged. Inspire, and be inspired. Teach a little, and learn a lot," is her approach to life.