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Name: St. Joseph Bay Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Port St. Joe, Florida, United States

Location: Near the end of St. Joseph Peninsula, on the west side of the entrance to St. Joseph Bay, Gulf of Mexico.

In 1841, the town of St. Joseph (Port St. Joe) was abandoned after an epidemic of yellow fever wiped out a large part of the population. This led to a rapid decline in vessel traffic in St. Joseph Bay, and the lighthouse was abandoned in 1846 in favor of a new light at Cape San Blas. The abandoned lighthouse served as a daymark through the Civil War.

Tower Height: 55

Height of Focal Plane: 50

Description of Tower: White, conical brick tower.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1839

Date Deactivated: 1846

Current Use: Destroyed.

Keepers: Ephraim Andrews (1839-1846)


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