And Then There Was Light

Although perhaps not as scenically placed as the more recognizable Cape Florida, the lesser recognized (but equally romantic) Fowey Rocks Lighthouse is located a scant 7 miles off the coast of Key Biscayne.
Text by Ryan Jarrell. Before photo: Courtesy of National Archives Catalog; After: Courtesy of | May 7, 2018 | Lifestyle

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.