Of course, growing up on Boston, we had the fort at Castle Island. The Castillo de San Marcos was built earlier by the Spanish and was made with cochina.
The Mission of Nombre de Dios, the site of the first Catholic Mass in this country, was so contemplative. The grounds are very peaceful under the trees and overlooking the inlet. Fr. Francisco dedicated the land in the Name of God (Nombre de Dios). An altar stands at the site and a statue of Fr. Francisco. There are many grottos honoring Mary, St. Francis, etc. The cemetery inters some of the Sisters of St. Joseph, who educated the freed slaves after the Revolution.
|Fr. Francisco Statue|
|Cross given to the city from the Vatican|
|Looking back on the city and our marina|
|Inside of the lens|
|Looking down on the Light Keeper's home|
|Looking North at the Inlet|
|Anybody have a quarter?|