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March 31, 2011

Pier 17 Benefit for Lighthouse and LAMP!

Posted by: Brendan Burke in Events, In the News, LAMPosts

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Pier 17 Marine, Inc. has been supplying boaters in Jacksonville and the south for many decades. Their community service and neighborliness has been a mark of their service to the area and as everyone who has shopped there knows, friendliness and good customer service is their trademark. Boaters also know too, that if they have an obscure part that needs replacing and have exhausted all other resources, Pier 17 will have it. Cynthia Seagrave, owner of Pier 17 has an annual sale, ranging from 48%-84% discounts throughout the store. The sale starts on April 4th and runs through the 8th. A nautical flea market is hosted on Saturday and is in the parking lot for Pier 17 Marine, so be sure to go and see good deals, both old and new!

Each year, Pier 17 Marine selects a nonprofit to support for each day of the sale. This year, the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum/LAMP has been selected as the sponsored nonprofit for Saturday!! We are very excited, and grateful to have been gifted such a nice opportunity. Thank you Pier 17 Marine!! We will have a display table set up for the event as well as the Susan skiff on display, our most recently completed LAMP Boatworks boat. Be sure to get your tickets to take a chance in our drawing to win this handsome little wooden boat.

Pier 17 Marine is located at 4619 Roosevelt Blvd, Jacksonville. It is right beside the Rt. 17 Ortega River Bridge, and adjacent to Sadler Point Marina. See you there!

March 25, 2011

It was Very Cool! 19th Annual Lighthouse Festival

Posted by: Beau Phillips in Barely Legible

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March 18, 2011

4/2-3/2011 Lecture Series: "This Other World:" Ponce de León and the Founding of Florida

Posted by: Chuck Meide in LAMP Events, LAMPosts

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Event: "This Other World:" Ponce de León and the Founding of Florida Lecture Series
When: April 2-3, 2011
Where: Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, 11 Magnolia Ave, St. Augustine, Florida
Cost: Free

LAMP Director of Archaeology Dr. Sam Turner will be presenting a lecture titled "A Sailor's Life in the Early Spanish Caribbean" at 1 pm on Saturday, April 2.

Click below for more information and full schedule!

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19th Annual Lighthouse Festival and JSL 5K

Posted by: Beau Phillips in Events, LAMP Events, LAMPosts

Date: March 19
Time: 11-6
Admission: FREE
Parking: paid parking at the site
free parking and shuttle from the Elk's Lodge
Sponsors: Tourist Development Council, Bank of St. Augustine, Picolata Farms

Join thousands when the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum opens it's doors during this annual tradition celebrating our maritime history. Children must be 44" Tall to climb the tower and children under 12 year-old must be accompanied by an adult.

What to do
Junior Service League 5K (must register)
Climb the Tower
Explore the Museum
Bouncy House & Slide (Requires tickets)
Build & Float Sailboat (Requires tickets)
Pony Rides (Requires tickets)
Facebook Photo Booth (NEW & FREE)
2nd Annual Wooden Boat Show
Children's Crafts

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March 2, 2011

6/6-7/1/2011: 2011 LAMP Underwater Archaeology Field School

Posted by: Brendan Burke in Field School, LAMP Events, LAMPosts

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The Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP) is pleased to announce our Summer 2011 Field School. This year the field school will be held from June 6 - July 1, 2011 at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum, St. Augustine, Florida. This comprehensive 4-week practicum will focus on the continued excavation of an 18th century shipwreck. Discovered in 2009, excavations began on this wreck site began during the summer of 2010. Artifacts recovered from this site indicate that is is a late 18th century wreck of unknown origin. Recent discoveries include hardware and rigging components, navigational and carpentry tools, a series of cast-iron and copper cauldrons, a small flintlock pistol, four cannons, and the ship's bell. This summer’s activities will include mapping, recording, and excavating an area adjacent to the 2010 excavation units. Students will work alongside instructors to record and recover artifacts associated with this wreck, including the planned raising of at least one cannon.

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