DRY TORTUGAS (LOGGERHEAD KEY)

Year Established:
1826
Existing:
Yes
Source:
LL-1908
File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Date:
2004
Photo Courtesy of:
Mike & Carol McKinney
Collection / Donor:

LOCATION

Location:
LOGGERHEAD KEY/DRY TORTUGAS ISLANDS
Latitude:
24° 37'
Longitude:
82° 55'
City / Town:
KEY WEST
U.S. State:
Florida
Location County:
MONROE
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Open to Public:
Yes
Light List Data:
  1. DRY TORTUGAS (LOGGERHEAD KEY)
Light list data courtesy Gary Riemenschneider

STRUCTURE

Year Tower Established:
1858
Tower Construction Material:
BRICK
Tower Foundation:
STONE
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
150.67
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
145.5
Tower Shape:
CONICAL ATTACHED TO RADIO ROOM
Tower Daymark:
White and Black
Fog Signal Building?:
No
Keeper's Quarters?:
Yes
Year Keeper's Quarters:
1922
Keeper's Quarters Style:
BUNGALOW
Keeper's Quarters Construction:
BRICK
Other Structures:
2 BRICK CISTERNS (1858), 2 CONCRETE CISTERNS (1922), OIL HOUSE/RADIO ROOM (1858), OIL HOUSE/WORKSHOP (1926), KITCHEN/GUEST HOUSE (1858), BOAT HOUSE (1923), CONCRETE WALKWAYS

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
Yes
Current Optic:
VEGA VRB-25, SOLAR POWERED
Original Optic Type:
FIRST ORDER, FRESNEL
Year Original Lens Installed:
1858
Private Aid:
No
USCG Access to Optics:
No

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