AMERICAN SHOAL

Year Established:
1880
Existing:
Yes
Source:
LL-1908
File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Date:
2004
Photo Courtesy of:
Mike & Carol McKinney
Collection / Donor:

LOCATION

Location:
FLORIDA KEYS
Latitude:
24° 31.5'
Longitude:
81° 31.2'
City / Town:
SUMMERLAND KEY
U.S. State:
Florida
Location County:
MONROE
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Open to Public:
No
Light List Data:
  1. AMERICAN SHOAL
Light list data courtesy Gary Riemenschneider

STRUCTURE

Year Tower Established:
1880
Tower Construction Material:
IRON
Tower Foundation:
SCREW PILE W/PLATFORM
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
109
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
109
Tower Shape:
SKELETAL OCTAGONAL PYRAMIDAL
Tower Daymark:
Dark Brown later Red
Fog Signal Building?:
No
Keeper's Quarters?:
Yes
Year Keeper's Quarters:
1880
Keeper's Quarters Style:
VICTORIAN OCTAGON
Keeper's Quarters Construction:
WOOD/CAST IRON
Other Structures:
NONE

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
Yes
Current Optic:
VEGA VRB-25, SOLAR POWERED
Original Optic Type:
FIRST ORDER FRESNEL
Year Original Lens Installed:
1880
Private Aid:
No
USCG Access to Optics:
Yes

Entered by:
t.wheeler
Entered Date:
Jul 20, 2017