Word is that ownership of Florida’s six offshore reef lighthouses could be changing hands in the not very distant future, under the provisions of the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000.
If no nonprofit organizations or other suitable entities step forward, the structures could potentially be sold to the general public via online auction.
Candace was the US Lighthouse Society historian from 2016 until she passed away in August 2018. For 30 years, her work involved lighthouse history. She worked with the National Park Service and the Council of American Maritime Museums. She was a noted author and was considered the most knowledgable person on lighthouse information at the National Archives. Books by Candace Clifford include: Women who Kept the Lights: a History of Thirty-eight Female Lighthouse Keepers , Mind the Light Katie, and Maine Lighthouses, Documentation of their Past.