The Cape St. George Light is a 72-foot high brick lighthouse that had originally stood for 153 years on St. George Island, Florida, until toppling into the Gulf of Mexico October 22, 2005.
Island volunteers formed the St. George Light Association to reconstruct the lighthouse on a more protected site. A salvage company retrieved 24,000 of the structure's 160,000 bricks from the water, and volunteers cleaned them. The Association won grants from federal and state sources, and rebuilt the lighthouse in a county park in the middle of St. George Island. The salvaged bricks were used in the interior lining of the conical tower. In April 2008, the restored lantern room was placed on top.The completed reconstruction was opened to the public on November 29.
This ¾" thick wooden lighthouse keepsake is handcrafted in the U.S. with colorful details. It can set neatly on a shelf, wainscoting, or window/door trim to remind you of a special place you've visited or dream of visiting someday. A short description is written on the back. Look for Casper, our mascot black cat, taking up residence within the design. This is the sign of an authentic Cat’s Meow!