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St. Augustine Lighthouse to shine light 36,000 feet into the sky

1:08 PM, Dec 24, 2012   |    comments
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ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Beginning Wednesday, December 26, you'll notice a bright addition to the night sky.

The St. Augustine Lighthouse will begin shining a special light which will shine 36,000 feet into sky.  The light will serve to announce the Sea the Light Celebration, according to a news release.

The release said visitors and locals will be able to see the light from across the bay and can wait for it to appear nightly.

The beacon of light will shine for the first time December 26 from 5:30 - 8 p.m.  It will also shine the nights of the 28, 29 and 30.

The dates commemorate January 31, 1782 when as many as 16 British loyalist ships sank coming into St. Augustine, according to the release.

Currently underwater archaeologists with the St. Augustine Lighthouse are working to conserve and research artifacts recovered from the ship the Storm Wreck, one of the fleet's ships lost during the storm.

Throughout St. Augustine's Commemoration the celebratory light will shine to mark other historical maritime dates.  Visit www.staugustinelighthouse.org to learn more about the stories associated with the dates.

While the light is shining, the release said you may visit their website or the actual Lighthouse.  During the beacon of light hours the Lighthouse will have special evening hours where guests can purchase beverages and see special programs.  If you have questions, you may call 904-829-0745.

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