Ponce Inlet Lighthouse Preservation Association
Formerly known as Mosquito Inlet, the town now known as Ponce Inlet is located on the east coast of Florida, just ten miles south of Daytona Beach, and where the Halifax and Indian Rivers meet the Atlantic Ocean. The Ponce Inlet 175’ lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse in Florida and is America’s second tallest lighthouse. After undergoing many phases of construction and remodeling, the structure was complete in 1887.
The Ponce Inlet Lighthouse Preservation Association is dedicated to “the preservation and dissemination of the maritime and social history of the Ponce de Leon Inlet Light Station.” The lighthouse is open for tours, and the museum offers a unique display of artifacts from the wreck of the SS Commodore, information on Florida’s nautical history and culture, and a notable collection of Fresnel lenses.