On this day in 1824, Keeper Juan Andreu lit the "Old Spanish Watchtower" for the first time, making the St. Augustine Lighthouse Florida's first official US lighthouse. It has since been replaced by the brick lighthouse we have today, after it fell into the ocean in 1880 due to erosion. This photograph of the old lighthouse is courtesy of the State Archives of Florida. #OTD #staugustine #lighthouse #staugustinelighthouse
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