Key West, United States - Polarsteps

A quick stop at the Key West Lighthouse. Normally you will find a lighthouse at shore and not 6 blocks away in the middle of a neighbourhood. Back in 1823, the US Navy established a base in Key West and the need for a lighthouse was evident for navigating through the reef laden waters. At first it was build at the most southern point (where the buoy is now), but they decided to relocate it to the highest point (only 14 feet higher) where it was also less likely to be destroyed by enemy forces.
  1. Florida Round Trip
  2. Key West