Wednesday, March 7, 2018

USA ~ Lighthouse on Baca Chita Key - Biscayne National Park - Florida ~

... Day 2 with a wonderful new National Parkツ... view of the most recognizable landmark in the park... the iconic and historic lighthouse on Boca Chita Key... when staff are on the island it is open to visitors and provides breathtaking vistas of nearby islands, bay, ocean and Miami’s skyline from its observation deck.... it is the largest marine park in the US and protects an incredible array of wildlife...  pelicans, manatees, sea turtles... including hundreds of species of colorful fish...  plants found nowhere else in the US... great place for diving, snorkeling, fishing, boating, hiking, camping, wildlife watching and cultural exploration... Thanks soooo much Andrene!! (✿◠‿◠)
Photo: Russ Finley

The lighthouse (65 feet tall) made of coral rock was originally built by millionaire Mark Honeywell in the 1930's and is located on one of the 50 islands in Biscayne National Park. The lighthouse was never officially allowed as a navigation.

Biscayne National Park is a 69.999ha park located south of Miami, Florida. 95% of this national park is water, with coral reefs, mangroves, islands, and Biscayne Bay. Humans have inhabited the region encompassing Biscayne National Park for at least 10,000 years.

There are four ecosystems in Biscayne National Park. These include the Coral Limestone Keys, the offshore Florida Reef, the Shallow Waters of Biscayne Bay, and the Shoreline Mangrove Swamp.

Biscayne was made a national park on June 28, 1980.


Forever stamps - the echeveria
(Issued 28-04-2017)

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