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February 4, 1989 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
There is no structure as altruistic as a lighthouse. Its only purpose is to serve humanity. --George Bernard Shaw Today, Wayne Wheeler will officially launch the start of the Bicentennial of the Lighthouse by cutting the ribbon and delivering the keynote address at the rededication of the 1846 Key West, Fla., Lighthouse. Wheeler, 50, known to lighthouse aficionados from coast to coast as Mr.
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February 4, 1989 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
There is no structure as altruistic as a lighthouse. Its only purpose is to serve humanity. --George Bernard Shaw Today, Wayne Wheeler will officially launch the start of the Bicentennial of the Lighthouse by cutting the ribbon and delivering the keynote address at the rededication of the 1846 Key West, Fla., Lighthouse. Wheeler, 50, known to lighthouse aficionados from coast to coast as Mr.
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March 12, 2007 | Julie Cart, Times Staff Writer
For 150 years the lighthouse beacon here has alerted sailors to San Francisco's rocky, fog-shrouded coast. It beamed from the island when it housed a Civil War-era fort, a military prison, a maximum-security penitentiary and a national park. Today, the public is free to roam the island's artillery batteries, prison cells and guardhouses -- virtually every building on the 22-acre island except its most recognizable structure, the towering lighthouse.
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