Lighthouse - Cape Canaveral, FL
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About GrafixMat Coasters   •   Front   •   Back Story

 

About GrafixMat Coasters:

Each GrafixMat® is a work of art, masterfully laser-engraved on the cork front with a unique and amusing story colorfully illustrated on its flip-side.  For a treasured gift or your own personal collection; select one or create a set of 2, 4, 6 or more from 21 themed Collections totaling more than 500 contemporary and fine art designs.  Made from eco-friendly recycled cork from Portugal and Spain, yet handcrafted in the U.S.A. GrafixMats® are so artfully designed and intriguing, we've created a hanging hole in the back of each coaster.

All Natural    •    Durable Easy Wash    •    Singles or Sets Storage Caddies    •    4 1/4" Diameter, 5/16" Thick        Green Certified

Front Design:

Sketch of Lighthouse

The Back Story:

Cape Canaveral  

The current tower at Cape Canaveral is the second lighthouse to be built at that location. The first tower was too short and consequently deemed ineffective. The construction on the second tower had to be halted during the Civil war; as a result the tower was not lit until 1868.  The cast iron construction was designed to allow the lighthouse to be moved if necessary.  It was moved away from the eroding shoreline in the 1880s. The lighthouse is owned by the U.S. Air Force.

About the Artist:Paul M. Bradley Jr., an architect by profession, began drawing lighthouses after a New England vacation sparked his interest in the structures. His drawings appear quarterly in the Keeper’s Log a publication of the U.S. Lighthouse Society (www.uslhs.org)