SHE’S OLD. SHE’S BEAUTIFUL.
In 2010, Infrastructure Engineers, Inc. gave Alligator Light 15 to 25 years. Time is Short. She Needs our Care.
Imagine Islamorada’s Atlantic without Alligator Light. Imagine Alligator Reef with steel structural components eroding into the sea. Imagine this beacon of light disappearing, along with stories she knows, and we tell. Imagine Alligator Reef if Alligator Light were to have a significant structural failure, causing extensive damage to this living, breathing, globally recognized reef.
Infrastructure Engineers, Inc. reported Alligator Light was in “fair condition with localized areas of corrosion on the framing members, floor plates, wall panels, observation decks, and stairs as well as loss of section up to 100% on knee braces, bolt connections, stairwell connections, and the deck.” They found lead in the white paint, chipping away into the ocean and reef.
HER STRENGTH AND BEAUTY
Alligator Light stands 4-miles offshore of Islamorada, FL, surrounded by several acres of the Keys most beautiful corals. Tens of thousands boaters, snorkelers, swimmers, and divers visit annually. After the 2010 engineering study, Alligator Light received no recommended repairs. Alligator Light was last operational in2014. She is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN MAKING HISTORY?
Let’s Save Alligator Light, Together. She Calls us forward to Shine.
Friends of the Pool accepts donations via check, stock and other assets. Online donations are encouraged for gifts under $5,000. Gifts $20,000 or more may be pledged out up to five years. Matching Gift challenges are welcome and invited.
To discuss giving at any of the above levels or in support of specific rehabilitation components (e.g. Catwalk, Keepers Quarters, Watch Room, Lantern, Stairwell, Launch, Anodes) and naming opportunities, please contact Friends of the Pool.