Completed in 1878 and still operating, the historic landmark has saved countless lives with its percipient placement so deep within essential trade routes, and, although ravaged by the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935, remains a stunning testament to the power of Sunshine State-based industry. Although invaluable in its operation, perhaps the most important facet of this pharos for the average Floridian is its commanding visage, seen here so eloquently captured in the sunset. That alone is well worth a day trip to visit this palpable piece of Key Biscayne history.
Mark Stephens served his country for 21+ years in Army Special Operations. He now serves his fellow Nation’s Special Operations members and their families through Task Force Dagger Foundation, which is there for them when the government, the VA or other insurance isn’t.
The 2019 Key Biscayne Chamber Of Commerce Installation Dinner was sponsored by Baptist Health of South Florida and attended by some of the community’s most involved leaders.