The SGLA Gift Shop and Museum will be open on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 from Noon to 5:00 so SGLA staff can enjoy the island July 4th parade. Come to St. George Island and enjoy this island parade that starts at 11:00 AM then plan to stop in the Keeper’s House Museum and Gift Shop.
Full Moon Climb at Cape St. George Lighthouse
The July Full Moon Climb at the Cape St. George Lighthouse on St. George Island will be held on Sunday, July 9, 2017. The Sunset/Full Moon Climb will take place from 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and will include light hors d’oeuvres and a sparkling cider toast to the full moon. Cost is $15.00 for the general public and $10.00 for members of the St. George Lighthouse Association.
The sun will set at 8:43 p.m. and the “Buck” moon will rise at 9:08 p.m. on July 9. The July full moon is called the Buck moon because buck deer start growing velvety hair-covered antlers in July. Full Moon names are attributable to native American tribes, most notably the Algonquin, who named the moons to mark the changing seasons.
After sunset, people are invited to climb to the top of the lighthouse for a breathtaking view of the full moon, as space and time permit. Cost is $10.00 for the general public and $5.00 for SGLA members.
The Cape St. George Light is located in St. George Lighthouse Park at the center of St. George Island, where Island Drive (the road off the bridge) ends at Gulf Beach Drive. Parking is available in lots at either side of the park.
Because space is limited, reservations are recommended. For reservations or more information, please contact the Lighthouse Gift Shop at 850-927-7745.
We’ve completed moving over all the previous News Line Articles & Photos from the old website. Please visit the Archive Article & Photos tab to learn the history of the lighthouse and the many volunteers that helped rebuild it as the focal point of St. George Island.
Lighthouse still doing it’s job on St. George Island.