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The first lighthouse on St. George Island was built in 1833 to guide ships into the port of Apalachicola.

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Lighthouse volunteer Doug Brandt, left, gives a sunset tour of the lantern room to Beth and Bart Frost of Tallahassee.

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At day’s end, lighthouse volunteer Doug Brandt winds his way down from the top of the 74-foot tall tower.

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The Cape St. George Light, rebuilt in a new location, is now the focal point of St. George Island.

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Photo: Cape St. George Light

Monthly full moon tours of the Cape St. George Light feature captivating coastal views.

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Thanks to several historic preservation efforts, the Cape St. George Light remains a beacon along Florida’s Gulf Coast.

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Coastal erosion claimed the Cape St. George Light in 2005. It now stands at the center of St. George Island.

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The last glow of sunset lights the lantern room of the Cape St. George Light.

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Dave Chequer of Durlsey, England tours the Cape St. George Light museum.

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The Cape St. George Light has a 92-step wooden spiral staircase, its walls are made mostly of brick from the original tower.

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