Today I thought that I would share the last of our vacation photos before I begin with projects around the house and fall decorating. If you are a history buff like I am then you will enjoy this post. If you just love lighthouses and farmhouses then just look at the pics!;)
|As if the Civil War were not enough in 1870 the lighthouse was once again in danger and over the next two years ended up standing in 8feet of ocean water due to erosion. Sadly the light house fell into the sea by 1880.|
|In 1885 a fourth and final light house was erected and moved two more times to protect it from erosion. This is the lighthouse that now stands in Port St. Joe.|
|The lighthouse and the two keepers quarters were moved from Cape San Blas in 2014 to protect them from a further eroding coast line and now rest in Port St Joe looking out on the bay.|
|The original keepers quarters had been lost thru the years and from what I have read I believe that the two that stand now were built in 1904.|
|They were restored respectively in 1999 and in 2005. As you can see they are in desperate need of restoration once again.|
|Though in despair I still find these homes quite charming and can imagine what they were like in their day.|
In my next post I will share what my plans are for these chippy old table legs!