Characteristics: Flashing white every ten seconds with two red sectors.
Height: 125 feet
DayMark: Brown octagonal, pyramidal skeletal tower enclosing white stair cylinder: octagonal dwelling with green trim and shutters.
History: Constructed 1877-1878. First lighted June 15, 1878.
Lens: Original: 1st order revolving Fresnel lens; Henry-LePaute (1876). Present: Vega VRB-25 rotating beacon (1997); RACON. Focal Plane: 110 feet.
Construction: Builders: Paulding & Kemble (iron foundation); Pusey, Jones & Co. (iron tower). Wrought iron, screwpile, skeletal tower.
25 35 24 N
80 05 48 W
Operated by: United States Coast Guard
Visit Status: Closed to public
Facilities: None, no handicap access
Visitor Info: Can be seen from Cape Florida but approachable only by boat. The Florida Keys Reef Lights Foundation has been formed to promote the establishement of a lighthouse museum with future lighthouse tours and access.
Florida Keys Reef Lights Foundation, Inc.
1067 Drift Creek Cove
Orlando, FL 32828
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