Scenic USA - Florida
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|Photo by Ben Prepelka
The idea of creating Sanibel lighthouse, a navigational aid, was first conceived by island developers in
1833. A string of unrelated events postponed construction for fifty years. The lighthouse, pictured here, was obviously built for function rather than its aesthetic qualities. The open iron pipe design was intended to allow Florida's occasional extreme winds to pass through without much resistance. The light has survived many storms over the past 120 years, including Hurricane Donna and a severe 1944 storm that reportedly caused the tower to sway.
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