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U.S. Naval Station Mayport Mayport, Florida
The St. Johns River light was built in 1858 to replace an earlier light near the mouth of the St. Johns River at the Atlantic Ocean.
St. Johns River Light, Photo by Ebyabe
The lighthouse is one of two on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Station Mayport.
The lighthouse is the oldest surviving building in Mayport, and was restored in 1980. A local group named the Mayport Lighthouse Association is working to complete the restoration and open the structure to the public.
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The lighthouse is not currently open to visitors. The village of Mayport is small, and the lighthouse is visible from most of the town that is nestled next to the naval station. It's easy to find a spot to take a photograph of the lighthouse.
While in Mayport, Singleton's Seafood Shack is a historic old restaurant with great seafood. Mayport is also the place to put you and your car on the ferry and cross the St Johns River to get to Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach and other northeast Florida attractions.
Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse was built in 1860 atop a natural sand dune overlooking Jupiter Inlet.
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