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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.

Notes:
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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