Wow, that’s quite a story!
We had our own lighthouse battle here in Miami. In the 1830’s the Seminoles attacked the Cape Florida Lighthouse. They killed the keepers helper and the keeper was in so much pain he tried to kill himself by blowing up the lighthouse.
Here is a link to the story. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Florida_Light
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