Reference specialist Marilyn Ibach caught sight of this photo in the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) documentation for the Cape Saint George Lighthouse, Cape St. George, Apalachicola, Franklin County, Florida.
This 1852 lighthouse caught my eye because it’s at such an angle! (275 degrees off north). This November 1998 photo shows the lighthouse soon after Hurricane Georges hit it; further damaged by erosion and pounding waves, it finally toppled on October 21, 2005.
- View the entire set of HABS documentation for the lighthouse.
- Learn from the Saint George Lighthouse Association about the history of the lighthouse and post-2005 preservation activities.
- Explore other images relating to lighthouses in the collections.