A collection of blogs and musings from the people that work at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum - Florida's Finest Lightstation.

Flights of Fancy

A blog by Faith Albers, Operations Coordinator at the St. Augustine Lighthouse.

July 11, 2010

Cute Lighthouse Video

Posted by: Chuck Meide

The Responsibility Project

Cute lighthouse video from the Responsibility Project. It highlights the relationship between a lighthouse and its community in a really neat way, and is worth a watch!

January 3, 2009

Happy New Years from LAMP!

Posted by: Chuck Meide


Happy New Year's from the LAMP gang! Left to right, 19th century versions of Brendan Burke, Sam Turner, Chuck Meide, Christine Mavrick, and Robin Moore. Lest old acquaintances be forgot . . . have a great 2009!

October 3, 2008

I Love LAMP!

Posted by: Chuck Meide

And now for something completely different . . . it seems that LAMP is beloved not only by those in St. Augustine and the First Coast, but by such notables as Steve Carell and Will Ferrell . . .


February 19, 2008

Can You Help Grow our Community Service at the Lighthouse and LAMP?

Posted by: Kathy Fleming

The Lighthouse would love to have you as a member of our Founding Lights Family. You can make a difference.

It takes a great many of us working together to keep the Light Station strong. It takes all our support to keep the lighthouse preserve and programs going.

Today, we are about $25,000 short of having $350,000 dollars in our small, but growing endowment fund. Why is $350,000 the magic number? Well, when we hit $350,000, then we can apply for another $250,000 from the State of Florida. And that will help us a great deal. It makes us more secure, more stable in a world where changes happen and surprises hit us with new things to repair. It makes us more able to continue wonderful community services like those so many enjoy.

Our Founding Lights Campaign helps preserve and keep alive our story for generations. Fifty percent of every Founding Lights pledge becomes part of the endowment. This money is not ever spent, but and stablity and generates interest that supports programs and our restoration efforts. The remaining funds are put to good use right away.

Won't you help protect the lighthouse? Won't you help save our maritime heritage?

Please join us as a Founding Light!

The Levels Founding Lights: $1,000 per year for five years - Leadership level Legacy Circle: $500 per year for five years - Recognition in a special annual ceremony here and up. Heritage Club: $250 per year for five years Guardians: $100 per year for five years
Find a Pledge Form at this link: http://www.staugustinelighthouse.com/foundinglights.php.

Or call us here at the Lighthouse 904 829-0745.

Kathy Fleming
Executive Director

December 5, 2007

Slide Show From the Far Past to the Recent Past

Posted by: Kathy Fleming

February 25, 2007

When you feel better than you look.........

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We have a nighttime tour at the St. Augustine lighthouse called the “Dark of the Moon”.
On a recent Dark of the Moon tour a young & attractive female heard a male voice say:

(note: no mortal male near her)

It is time for me to rethink my daily routine……..as I do not get such comments.
(I am feeling better than I look, though)
Added to my list of goals……I want a ghostly voice to say:


I am hoping that the ghostly realm will be responding to body and spirit……

I was talking with a guest who says I must be much younger than she is…….turns out she is at least 15 years younger.
Just this kind statement has me feeling younger.

I am not immune, as I too rely on the kindness of strangers.


February 13, 2007

Where would you visit?

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The “ghost phenomenon” has hit St. Augustine and has especially
attracted the paranormal enthusiasts and curious to the St. Augustine Lighthouse.
The St. Augustine Lighthouse is “my beat” and I am happy to share the space with ghosties and aliens!!
Aliens have taken a back seat in St. Augustine……they are not the local focus of pursuit by the paranormal folk (of which I am a member).
Consider this: where would an alien visit?
Big cities
Fields of food
Mountain ranges
The Grand Canyon (where I plan to haunt)
Wall of China

Let us keep our eyes, minds and hearts open to the wonders of the Universe and the possibilities………

February 2, 2007

Young at Heart

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Oldest person to climb the St. Augustine Lighthouse was a woman:
**on her 99th birthday**
December 2006 a gentleman climbed who was 2 weeks away from his 99th birthday!

Fairy tales can come true, it can happen to you
If you’re young at heart
For its hard, you will find, to be narrow of mind
If you’re young at heart

You can go to extremes with impossible schemes
You can laugh when your dreams fall apart at the seams
And life gets more exciting with each passing day
And love is either in your heart or on its way

Don’t you know that it’s worth every treasure on earth
To be young at heart
For as rich as you are it’s much better by far
To be young at heart

And if you should survive to 105
Look at all you’ll derive out of being alive
Then here is the best part
You have a head start
If you are amongst the very young at heart

The lady climber passed away just shy of turning 105!!!

Oddities and Possibilities

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Time to rant:

Why do you become the possessor of the ruby slippers when you are the cause of death of the true owner????
The sister seems the likely one to inherit!

Time to be amazed:

The lady who ordered a BLT and very carefully and slowly explained that she wanted it with bacon, lettuce and tomato.

Time for twists on possibilities:

I work at the St. Augustine Lighthouse. We are considered the most haunted lighthouse in the country!
Here’s one ghostly explaination: there are close to 300 shipwrecks in the approach to St. Augustine…..perhaps the shipwreck victims went “into the light”.

January 31, 2007

Happiest of Songs

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There are songs that inspire, songs that comfort and songs that cheer you…..,but one of the happiest of songs is the “Linus and Lucy” dance song from the Charlie Brown Christmas Special.

This song brightens my outlook on life!

I’m not the only one that reacts this way:

On week-ends I serve coffee and snacks at the St. Augustine
I am away from the office so I play music.
Last week-end I had customers who arrived with a very sober
expression, heard this song, smiled and in short order we all were
dancing in comic book character style.

Amazing!! Great fun and unforgettable for all!