Brick Paver Project Seeks To Restore Cape Canaveral's Historic Lighthouse

The Cape Canaveral Light House is one of the most iconic structures on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. A project is under way to see the site refurbished. Photo Credit: Alan Walters / awaltersphoto.com

One of the most iconic structures at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) is the station’s light house. In 2011 the former commander of the 45th Space Wing at Patrick Air Force Base, Brigadier General Ed Wilson, initiated the brick walkway project. Each brick will be personalized with the proceeds going to both restore the historic site.

The current commander of the 45th Space Wing, Brigadier General Anthony J. Cotton addresses attendees during the unveiling of the Brick Paver Project in front of the Cape Canaveral Light House. Photo Credit: Alan walters / awaltersphoto.com

The first bricks will be placed at the base of the monument and then stretch out around the adjacent oil house. Eventually the bricks will surround the location and each will be inscribed to show the names of individuals, families and organizations that paid the $150 per brick.

For those that want to include their friends or family members on their brick – no problem. Each brick can be comprised of as many as three lines. Each line can be as long as twelve characters. This will allow as many as three different groups on each brick. This should bring the cost down per individual to $50.

The brick pathway project is a combined effort between the 45th Space Wing and the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation. It is hoped that visitors will choose to be part of the location’s history or perhaps honor their loved ones by having their names included in the pathways surrounding the light house.

Interested parties can pay either via PayPal or check (checks need to be sent to: CCLF, PO Box 1978, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920). For those that are interested in contributing to this project visit: http://canaverallight.org/the-keepers-walkway

Questions? Contact: Ginny Davis at secretary@canaverallight.org

Bricks with names of those that have donated to the Brick Paver Project are laid around the base of the Cape Canaveral Light House. Photo Credit: Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Association

1 comment to Brick Paver Project Seeks To Restore Cape Canaveral’s Historic Lighthouse

  • John

    A worthy cause to preserve history, indeed. I believe the lighthouse is still part of the USAF’s guided public tour of CCAFS; it was when I took it in November. If you’re in the area, do NOT overlook this wonderful free tour and museum experience:
    http://www.afspacemuseum.org