Today Kongo visits the historic Castillo de San Marcos in Saint Augustine, Florida. This massive fortress was built by the Spanish in 1672 as an outpost to protect their empire in the New World and protect the town of St. Augustine, which they founded in 1565.
After escaping from the Alligator Farm unscathed last Thursday, Kongo headed over to the St. Augustine lighthouse. This beautiful landmark was built in 1874 and is the latest in a long line of nighttime navigation aids erected here to help mariners avoid making embarrassing landings on the coast. Continue reading “St. Augustine Lighthouse”
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