Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program

Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program

St. Augustine, FL 32080
Tax ID59-3656411

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About this organization






To Discover, Preserve, Present, and Keep Alive the Stories of our Nations Oldest Port as symbolized by our working St. Augustine Lighthouse.


Archaeological Research - The research arm of the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum is the separately incorporated Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program LAMP. LAMP maintains an active program of both archival and archaeological research and employs archaeologists, a professional paleographer expert on colonial Spanish script, and an archaeological conservator specialist in the stabilization of waterlogged archaeological artifacts. LAMP maintains a conservation laboratory, diving locker, analytic laboratory, and also extensive databases of port records, ship losses, and other historical data. It is working actively to bring its stories to the public at the museum and has developed a heritage boatbuilding program as well as a field school and training workshops for university students, including scholarships for underserved individuals.

Interesting data from their 2020 990 filing

The mission of the non-profit, as stated in the filing, is “The lamp is dedicated to the investigation, interpretation, and better understanding of the maritime history and archaeology of st. augustine, the first coast region of florida, and beyond.”.

When referring to its tasks, they were described as: “To discover, preserve, present, and keep alive the stories of our nations oldest port as symbolized by our working st. augustine lighthouse.”.

  • The non-profit is operating legally in the state of FL.
  • The non-profit's address for the year 2020 is listed as 81 Lighthouse Avenue, Saint Augustine, FL, 32080 in the filing.
  • The form submitted by the non-profit organization for 2020 reports 0 employees.
  • Does not operate a hospital.
  • Does not operate a school.
  • Does not collect art.
  • Does not provide credit counseling.
  • Does not have foreign activities.
  • Is not a donor advised fund.
  • Is not a private foundation.
  • Expenses are between $250,000 and $500,000.
  • Revenue is between $500,000 and $1,000,000+.
  • Revenue less expenses is $115,068.
  • The CEO compensation package within the organization is established through a review and approval process by an independent body.
  • The organization has a written policy that describes how long it will retain documents.
  • The organization has 4 independent voting members.
  • The organization was formed in 1999.
  • The organization has a written policy that addresses conflicts of interest.
  • The organization is required to file Schedule B.
  • The organization is required to file Schedule O.
  • The organization pays $272,771 in salary, compensation, and benefits to its employees.
  • The organization pays $12,489 in fundraising expenses.
  • The organization provides Form 990 to its governing body.
  • The organization has minutes of its meetings.
  • The organization has a written whistleblower policy.
  • The organization's financial statements were reviewed by an accountant.

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