Friends of the pool, Inc. presents a rehabilitation fundraising campaign to Save Alligator Light.
First lit in 1873, Alligator Reef Light Station (Alligator Light) stands guard in honor of Islamorada’s past, present, and future. She represents shipwrecks, pirates, pirate-hunters, a coral reef teeming with fish, Islamorada’s earliest stories of lightkeepers, divers, anglers, and curiosity. She’s witnessed the art of the tale, the greatest storms, the sweetest love, and the toughest challenges. She’s a keeper.
With the launch of the RESTORE, REIGNITE & REIMAGINE CAMPAIGN, Friends of the Pool’s priority is to SAVE (Rehab/Restore) Alligator Light by her 150th lighting anniversary, 2023. The forecast to complete the entire project is 2026, based on raising $5,000,000 and unpredictable weather conditions.
About Friends of the Pool
Friends of the Pool, INC is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization in Islamorada, Florida. We are planners, visionaries, and dedicated. We offer talent and expertise, including technology, craft, open water construction, tourism, education, and marketing. In 2019, Friends of the Pool applied to acquire Alligator Light. In 2021, The Secretary of the Interior notified Friends of the Pool, Inc. that we would be deeded Alligator Light.
Friends of the Pool Board of Directors: Rob Dixon, Dave Jacobson, Beth Kaminstein, Lorie LaLonde, Benjamin Sinclair, Mike Walsh