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Details for Benchmark: AQ2038

N 29° 53.127 W 081° 17.312 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 16

Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is SCALED and location is ADJUSTED. (more info)

Location:
In ST JOHNS county, FL View Original Datasheet
Designation:
ST AUGUSTINE LIGHTHOUSE 1882
Marker Type:
lighthouse
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Great visit to this fascinating and beautiful Lighthouse.

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An easy find for sure.

Found with my family on vacation 3/30/18.

Found with adult daughter, spouse and myself

Did the cache near the lighthouse.

Saw this lighthouse while caching in the area.

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Never seen so many logs on a benchmark before... second visit here. Gorgeous lighthouse!

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Found it when I was in the area with KCL Adventures. They attached the picture.

Spotted while caching in St. Augustine

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Climbed to the top!

Beautiful!

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in the area geocaching and spotted this

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Found it while we were traveling to Palm Bay. We stayed in St. Augustine at the Hilton and decided to stop by and locate this cache

Beautiful sun shiny day and then the rain came. It looked like they might close the top. After such planning and a long drive, we felt the weatherman let us down. With the threat of closing we went straight to the top. Guess what? The rain turned to just clouds and then the sun popped back out! Yea! What a beautiful view if the inlet. Choppy waves and boats dotted the landscape. TFTW.

In town on vacation and taking in all the sights

Mark recovered in good condition

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Great view from the top. Pat, Sandra & Tyler

Spotted this one while touring the town.

Spotted while visiting family

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Quick find, neat area that I hope to explore more in the future. Will post photo later.

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Top of the lighthouse.

The door seal

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A busy day rounded out with this benchmark! Of course a wonderful place to visit and historic!

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Saw this benchmark lighthouse when we were in St Augustine on 12/28/2014 but did not log it. Discovered the code again on a trackable coin (TB5Q55H) and logging it now.

Found this Benchmark on our trip through St. Augustine.

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Stopped on the way to Disney from NC for this Benchmark after visiting the visitor center in St. Augustine for the GEOCAC Benchmark


Fabulous lighthouse.

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Found in good condition.

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Recovered in good condition.

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Looking NW.

I love Light houses easy find

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Camping at Anastasia for a week. Looked at this everyday.

Found on our recent visit.

Found it while on a winter trip across the southeast.

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Found after exploring St. Augustine. Team Duckman

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Saw this on visit to St Augustine

Found it

Found from a distance while driving on A1A.

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View from A1A

Had a great time racing the family up the stairs.

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photoA hell of a view!

Recovered as discribed

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Found it! Out with -hellfire- for a fun day of caching.

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My 4th lighthouse.

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Found it! Our 250th Find! Up to the top we went, which was a feat of bravery not only for MinionKid, but also for me! It was slow going, but we made it to the top and circled the red walkway. We had a great chat with others at the top about geocaching and discovered a guide without a clue. Afterwards we found B32 as well!

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Didn't realize this was a benchmark. Saw while visiting area on our anniversary.

Hard to miss; we love finding benchmarks while traveling

Stopped by here while staying at the local state park.

Great spot!

I love lighthouses!

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Saw while in beautiful St Augustine while geocaching

Found while traveling with Queens Blessing. ORNITH

Posting my visit and photo.

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One of my most favorite places to visit.

Spotted while exploring St Augustine.

Visited the lighthouse and grabbed the nearby cache too.

I climbed to the top on my last visit to the area. Today I just stopped by to log the benchmark.

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Found while caching near-by.

I have the Geocoin for this Benchmark... really cool

We stopped in today and made our way around the grounds.

Found this Lighthouse and our first Benchmark.

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Found it

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When Molly was little and we drove by this benchmark she would call it the "pight pouse". This is our very favorite lighthouse ever.

Climbed to the top. What a great view

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Loved climbing this amazing lighthouse - what lovely historical buildings and benchmarks are in the area.

In town from Ohio to enjoy the holidays and what better way to enjoy Christmas eve than at the beach. We loved seeing the Lighthouse.

Spending a few days here....

Found as described.
Climbed it too!

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As seen from Castillo de San Marco...
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View to Castillo de San Marco from the Lighthouse

Visited here while on Spring Break and climbed to the top!

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Found today.

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The lighthouse and the benchmark geocoin I was travelling with.

St Augustine Lighthouse

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Found it with AccordionGal.

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Found lighthouse while geocaching.

I spotted this one with Pirate 4 Hire while sightseeing in St. Augustine. It was a very neat area and lighthouse.

RipKam and I saw this one today!

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Been here several times. Even walked up all those stairs once.
Will post pics soon.

Found this one on our mini-vacation to St. Augustine.

Found while on a visit to St. Augustine. Beautiful Lighthouse!!!

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Me & the lighthouse in HDR !!!

doing some benchmarking on the way further south.

we found it, walked all the way up it!

Lighthouse was closed, but went up as close as possible.

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Found as described - and climbed all 203 steps to the top.

towards the water you can see ths for some distance.

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Found while out caching as team Pitapuppets

Found this benchmark and climbed to the top of the lighthouse as part of Team Pita Puppets.

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went to the top

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Been here a few times now, but never to the top. Someday!

Found as described. The listing states the station is the ball at the top of the lighthouse.

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One of many benchmarks in the area.

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I visited this this great place with my father. Great views

We stopped here to enjoy the Lighthouse.

Can't miss this benchmark!!!

We have been on top and enjoyed a great view!

Couldn't miss this one, day or night!

Still in great shape. One day I will go to the top.

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Got to see it during tour, but rushed for time to go to gator park

Visited and Photoed

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Beautiful landmark, you can see this one from many angles.

This BM was a little too big to miss. I took a picture of it during sunset. Hopefully I will post it soon.

Climb to the top of this one.

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Picked this one up while seeing the city via the trolley during our vacation. (Do,Pa,Ry,Ri,Ga)

Found on a visit to St. Augustine. Love this lighthouse. Climbed to the top.

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Love to visit this lighthouse when we visit St Augustine, along with the Alligator Farm and Castillo de San Marcos.

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Found while on tour from Alaska.

Located Benchmark.

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As described, and now my oldest Benchmark!

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Found this one while spending weekend in the area.This one is way to easy LOL

Found this one with B1/2 while on vacation.
Still in great shape and as beautiful as always!

Visited this in December 2006 while on winter vacation.

Down from northern Minnesota and out with my son-in-law. This is a great lighthouse but unfortunately did not have time to climb up in it.

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St Augustine, FL. Observed the light house while visiting the Castillo de San Marcos. Can't miss it! Canuman.

Found while on vacation in my Hometown of St. Augustine ! WE ALSO PICKED UP A KEYCHAIN HERE THAT BECAME A TRAVEL BUG FOR US.

Cool lighthouse, good climb.

Found as described, climbed for the view.

Found mark noted B322. Am supposing this to be mark situated at base of lighthouse.

Found this one while geocaching in the area.

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Cool!

It's neat to see guys like GatorRx who were bench-marking before benchmarking was cool, and even better that it was when I hadn't even really figured out geocaching. We were passing through after trying to get washed out to see t the beach - the picture shows four survivors (albiet tired survivors!).

get some control, Johann Panholtz + 4

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just love lighthouses, so the benchmark is a bonus

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We have been coming here forever. Just found out it was a benchmark. So we found it, easily.

Found while stationed on the USS John F. Kennedy CV-67.

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ST A. Great place

Yes, indeed. The lighthouse still exists.

Found 4:15p. Great view at top. Nice museum and grounds. Skyboy01

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St. Augustine Lighthouse. Skyboy01

This is the St. Augustine Lighthouse, very visible from around Anastasia Island just outside the main town.

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St. Augustine Lighthouse, with excellent looking stripes.
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Sign near the parking lot at the lighthouse.

This station is still in good condition. One note concerning the location description though - the Old Beach Highway referred to in the 1952 recovery is now called A1A.

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The well-known lighthouse, still painted in black and white stripes.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1882 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
01/01/1929 by CGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1929 (EAD) THIS IS THE LIGHTHOUSE AT THE S SIDE OF THE ENTRANCE AT ST. AUGUSTINE.
01/01/1952 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1952 (PT) THE STATION WAS RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION. THE PUBLISHED DESCRIPTION IS INADEQUATE. A NEW DESCRIPTION FOLLOWS-- THE STATION IS LOCATED AT THE SE END OF ANASTASIA ISLAND, AND ON THE N SIDE OF THE OLD BEACH HIGHWAY. THE STATION IS THE BALL ATOP A CYLINDRICAL BRICK LIGHTHOUSE, WHICH IS PAINTED BLACK AND WHITE STRIPED. THE STATION IS 162.0 FT. HIGH. IN THE LIGHT LIST, THE LIGHTHOUSE IS LISTED AS NO. 2870.
01/01/1975 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1975 (LFB) STATION RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION. THE PUBLISHED DESCRIPTION IS ADEQUATE.
01/01/1988 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1988 (JD) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
01/01/1989 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1989 (SD) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
01/01/1990 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1990 (JD) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in May 1991.
  • The orthometric height was scaled from a topographic map.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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