Mr. Bacon, I did an unscientific measurement of the distance from shore to the lighthouse via "heel and toe" measurement. (Visualize a roadside field sobriety test of "walking the line" for the nice police officer by placing heel-to-toe"). I did this with my shoes off. My feet are exactly each one foot long. I came up with 2640 heels-to-toes. Which works out to 1/2 mile. It was tough, but I did it for you.