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1930's - Fowey Rocks Lighthouse where Hamilton "Hamp" Sharpe Perry served as lighthouse keeper

Fowey Rocks, 7 miles south of Cape Florida

Thank you to Roberta Perry Hughes for contributing this image of Fowey Rocks Light where her grandfather served as lighthouse keeper from the 1920s until the early 1940s.

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Guest 02-Feb-2008 21:20
Aint Sure.
But in My Senior School Yr. 1936.
Our House Party was on the Fla. Keys "Marathon, Fla."
And on one of our boat trips, we visited one of these Light Houses.
It was Unbeleivle - Something like 25-30 Ft above the water,
was Living quarters for tenders.
Man like a five room House - with all the conveniences, plus telephones.
We were treated to coffee and whatever, and
Then took tour of the Lt. House.
Imagine - Climbing about 300-400-steps ????? uncertain.
However the Tender said that he would preceede us so we wouldn't pass out?
Well we reached the top and guess what - They had a kerosene lamp---I think
That is what it was.
Anyway it had to be lit with a "Mantle" - like Gas Lanterns had to have.
and a million glass prisims all reflecting this light --
Hey It was visible for 20 or more miles -- and when Ships saw a red reflection,
It meant that they were too far inshore and better go back to Sea.
So much for the light.
Around the light outside they had a catwalk around the light and we took a stroll
Looking down at our Boat ---
Beleibe it or not.
There was A "Hammer Head Shark" lolling aroung and he was larger than our 24 Ft.
One of my really great Memories.
Barney Roberts--10-18-18