http://video-monitoring.com/beachcams/jupiter/slideshow.htm?station=Panorama# A number of universities and independent scholars have been studying the effects of wind and wave action upon our shorelines. In 1924, a number scholars and politicians formed the American Society of Shoreline and Beach Protection. Even before the incorporation of this Association, the Army Corps of Engineers had been studying the effects of [...]
In 1881, the private St. Augustine-based Florida canal company agreed to dredge an inland waterway from Miami, Fla., to St. Augustine, Fla., and later to Jacksonville, Fla., a distance of approximately 400 miles. For every mile of waterway dredged, state legislators agreed to convey to the canal company 3,840 acres of state-owned land. Upon the [...]
Evidence is scant but it appears that State trustees first permitted the private canal company to collect tolls from vessels transiting the inland waterway at various points in 1911. The method of collection was to stretch chains across sections as narrow as fifty feet. When the vessel paid the toll exacted, the toll keeper relaxed [...]
Cape Canaveral Lighthouse.
http://youtu.be/T0J9jsTAj7A The development of the lighthouse in the United States, particularly in the New England states is a lesson in the doctrine of federalism, a lesson in the history of early colonial America. In the beginning, America was a confederation of separate colonies. Each had its own coinage, import and export policies, and separate obligations [...]
http://youtu.be/NXvXgdpHilM Built in the 1860's, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse is a natural entry point onto the Jupiter River and the Intracoastal Waterway at Jupiter, Florida, in Palm Beach County. Each year, hundreds of recreational and commercial vessels transit through the Inlet to a leisurely cruise along the coast or to the Caribbean Sea for serious [...]
http://www.floridacruisingguides.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/A-Ponce-Visit.jpg The Ponce Inlet Lighthouse is approximately 20 miles south of St. Augustine. Well-hidden behind a curved inlet and lush vegetation, the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, formerly known as the Mosquito Inlet Light, is the tallest lighthouse in the State of Florida. Constructed in 1836 but only first lit in 1887, this lighthouse composed of brick [...]