The Mayport Lighthouse Association (MLA) is a nonprofit group of citizen activists dedicated to the preservation of the historic St. Johns River Lighthouse, first lit on January 1, 1859.

Our mission is to preserve, restore and protect this Northeast Florida icon and to ensure that it is available for the enjoyment and understanding of current and future generations.

In addition, the MLA aims to keep alive the stories of the St. Johns Lightship (1929 - 1954) and the 1954 art-deco style St. Johns Lighthouse, which remains an active aid to navigation operated by the US Coast Guard.

George Bernard Shaw

"I can think of no other edifice constructed by man as altruistic as a lighthouse.
They were built only to serve."