Located at the southern end of Gasparilla Island you'll find the Old Port Boca Grande Lighthouse. Right next to the lighthouse sits its twin - a building that served as the lighthouse keeper's assitant's home. Originally built in 1890, these two buildings were nearly lost to the sea. By 1970, the shoreline had been eroded by hundreds of feet and the sea was beginning to reach the lighthouse foundation. Local concern grew and the government took steps ensure the lighthouse would be around for future generations.