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Ponce de Leon Inlet Light Station

Ponce Inlet, Florida
County of Volusia.
4931 South Peninsula Drive
National Register Number: 7200355
Resource type: District.
Property type: Transportation - water -related. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: FL-7 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Lighthouse is open to the public..

Statement of Significance (as of designation - August 5, 1998):
The nation's second-tallest brick lighthouse, this 175-foot tower was begun in 1884 to mark Mosquito Inlet on the Atlantic coast of Florida. The light station is significant for its association with Federal efforts to provide an integrated system of navigational aids to insure safe maritime transportation. Ponce de Leon is one of the nation's best-preserved light stations, retaining not only its tower (complete with its original Fresnel first-order lens), but its three keepers' dwellings, oil house, and combination woodshed/privies. The light station has been restored and open to the public since 1982.

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