Sentinels of the Coast

Sentinels of the Coast (HMVWI)

Location: St Augustine, FL 32080 St Johns County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 53.169', W 81° 17.246'

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Since early times, coastal towers were important in the defense of St. Augustine. From the wooden lookout here in 1586, Spanish sentries warned of approaching English raiders under Sir Francis Drake. Later the tower was built of stone. It served during the 1740 siege, was converted to a lighthouse in 1823 and used until it was lost to the sea. The present light replaced it in 1874.
Marker NumberF-110
Year Placed1963
Placed BySt. Johns County Historical Commission in cooperation with Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials
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Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 2:33am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 472246 N 3306204
Decimal Degrees29.88615000, -81.28743333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 53.169', W 81° 17.246'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 53' 10.14" N, 81° 17' 14.76" W
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Area Code(s)904
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201 Red Cox Dr, St Augustine FL 32080, US
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