CAPE FLORIDA

Year Established:
1825
Existing:
Yes
Source:
LL-1854
File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Date:
2017
Photo Credit:
Sharon Jones
Photo Courtesy of:
U.S. Lighthouse Society
Collection / Donor:

LOCATION

Location:
SOUTHERNMOST POINT ON KEY BISCAYNE
Latitude:
25° 39.56'
Longitude:
80° 05.00'
City / Town:
KEY BISCAYNE
U.S. State:
Florida
Location County:
DADE
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Open to Public:
Yes
Light List Data:
  1. CAPE FLORIDA
Light list data courtesy Gary Riemenschneider

STRUCTURE

Year Discontinued:
1878-1978
Year Tower Established:
1846
Tower Construction Material:
BRICK W/STEEL STAIRS
Tower Foundation:
BRICK ON LIMESTONE ROCK
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
75
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
70
Tower Shape:
CONICAL
Tower Daymark:
White
Fog Signal Building?:
No
Keeper's Quarters?:
Yes
Year Keeper's Quarters:
1970
Keeper's Quarters Style:
CAPE COD
Keeper's Quarters Construction:
BRICK
Other Structures:
REPLICA SUMMER KITCHEN (1970), REPLICA OUTHOUSE (1970), REPLICA CISTERN (1970)

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
Yes
Current Optic:
300 MM
Original Optic Type:
17 ARGAND LAMPS/21" REFLECTORS
Private Aid:
Yes
USCG Access to Optics:
No

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