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My Favorite Lighthouse

Ponce Inlet Lighthouse

By Linda A. Wolfe


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I’ve loved lighthouses from the time I was a young girl, loving them so much that a few years ago, I even had one built for the yard, and I even named my first son after a character’s name from a lighthouse scene in a movie.

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With this said, I will now tell you my favorites are Cape Hatteras and Ponce Inlet. However, Ponce Inlet is the one I need to speak of. I met my best friend at the age of twelve, and as an adult, she moved to Florida, but we remained close. She knew I’d always wanted to visit a lighthouse and it was several years before I actually got to visit a large one. I went to visit my friend and she took me to see Ponce Inlet.

It was a very warm afternoon, and I was so excited I barely noticed the heat. I had taken several photos when she suggested I climb the lighthouse. I told her I had seen the lighthouse and that would be enough since she couldn’t climb the stairs. She’s been wheelchair bound since birth. She said, “You’ve come this far and I really want you to climb it.” She said she’d be fine, and waited as I went inside. I admit that I was thrilled that she insisted and so, I climbed the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse on October 24, 1987. The wonderful memories of that warm, sunny day will remain with me forever. And it’s one of my favorite memories I have of my forty-year friendship with Judi. We had visited Ponce Inlet!

And sad to say, my best friend passed away on March 28, 2001. Each time I see a picture of Ponce Inlet I will think of her.

This story appeared in the March 2002 edition of Lighthouse Digest Magazine. The print edition contains more stories than our internet edition, and each story generally contains more photographs - often many more - in the print edition. For subscription information about the print edition, click here.

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