Why the Lighthouses
Lighthouse: is defined as a tower like structure with a light erected to give guidance to.
Lighthouses have been specifically located on a focal point near waterways and oceans to serve as guidance for many travelers as long as man can remember. They have protected ships and countless lives from the rough shore line guiding them to a safe harbor. Lighthouses have stood the test many times weathering the storms of rage and the heat of the sun, ever ready to help with a beacon of eternal light flashing, assuring a safe passage.
At Integrity Financial Insurance we have incorporated this same philosophy in our Mission Statement, to provide service with professionalism and integrity, while spreading the light of truth in all we do.
“Guiding your Financial Future With Integrity”.
Portland Head Light
This lighthouse is one of the oldest structures in the United States. It is the first to have been built under the order of President George Washington which marked the beginning of the process of the political nominations of lighthouse keepers.
Cape Hatteras Light
Cape Hatteras, NC
The 193- foot black and white lighthouse is the tallest in the United States and is one of the world’s best known lighthouses. The water around it is among the most dangerous, and is known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic. In 1999 the tower was moved to save this American icon from beach erosion.
Split Rock Light
Two Harbors, MN
The need for a lighthouse at this site was made clear because of the gale like storms that Lake Superior is known for, 29 ships were damaged in 1905. In 1907 congress approved a lighthouse and was completed in 1910. This historical 54-foot octagonal brick light tower stands 130 feet above the edge of the lake.
St. Augustine Light
St. Augustine, FL
Florida’s first lighthouse was built in 1824 in the nation’s oldest city which was established in 1565. In 1874 the 165 foot lighthouse with its distinctive black-and-white barber’s pole stripe replaced the original one which collapsed into the sea.
St. Marks, FL
This lighthouse which was built on the Gulf Coast was so badly constructed it had to be torn down after it was constructed in 1831. In 1840 it was destroyed in the Civil War and replaced in 1867 and remains today an active navigation for vessels in the Apalachee Bay.
The US Government designated Pensacola as a Naval base in 1824 and erected a 30-foot lighthouse considered to be the oldest lighthouse on the Gulf Coast. The original lighthouse was never tall or bright enough for such an important location, so in 1858 a 171-foot lighthouse replaced the old one and today still sheds its light 27 miles out to sea.
Amelia Island Light
Old Fernandina Beach, FL
The original lighthouse was built on Little Cumberland Island, Georgia in 1820. It was dismantled when Florida became a part of the United States and was erected on a hill on Amelia Island in 1839. The lighthouse remains an active U.S. Coast Guard base.
Ponce de Leon Light
Daytona Beach, Fl
The first attempt to build the lighthouse collapsed during a storm before it was finished. The 157-foot tower was later completed with bricks from Baltimore in 1887. The lighthouse and buildings are now home to a lighthouse museum.