The Sunshine State’s lighthouses have been a source or curiosity, folklore, and refuge. This presentation follows the history Florida’s lighthouses and includes select stories from our legacy of lighting the coast.Brendan Burke works for the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum as a maritime archaeologist with the museum’s research wing, the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP). Since 2007 he has researched the commercial shrimping history of Florida and in 2013 co-authored Shrimp Boat City with Ed Long, a St. Augustine native. Considering the book the ‘beginning of a conversation’ rather than the culmination, Burke continues his work to gather stories and information about commercial shrimping and wooden boat building throughout Florida.
At: Englewood Charlotte Library
Englewood FL, 34224