Lighthouse Planned for City Marina

Panama City could soon be "seeing the light" if one local civic organization has its way.

Rotary International is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and each of its clubs has been asked to create a project that will benefit their communities.

In Panama City, the Rotarians want to build a light house overlooking St. Andrew Bay. The $250,000 project would be a private aid to navigation, as well as a draw for the city marina.

It's designed to look like a traditional Florida lighthouse, and includes a public use pavilion at its base.

Tom Twigg is a member of the Panama City Rotary Club and says, "It will be an operational, navigational and published on the maritime charts as the Rotary lighthouse."

The Coast Guard is donating the light for the lighthouse, and has agreed to help maintain it.