PONCE de LEON (MOSQUITO) INLET

Year Established:
1835
Existing:
Yes
Source:
LL-1908
File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Date:
2007
Photo Credit:
Candace Clifford
Photo Courtesy of:
U.S. Lighthouse Society
Collection / Donor:

LOCATION

Location:
SOUTH OF DAYTONA BEACH
Latitude:
29° 4.8'
Longitude:
80° 55.7'
City / Town:
PONCE INLET
U.S. State:
Florida
Location County:
VOLUSIA
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Open to Public:
Yes
Light List Data:
  1. PONCE de LEON (MOSQUITO) INLET
Light list data courtesy Gary Riemenschneider

STRUCTURE

Year Discontinued:
1970-1982
Year Tower Established:
1887
Tower Construction Material:
BRICK
Tower Foundation:
BRICK
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
159
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
152
Tower Shape:
CONICAL
Tower Daymark:
Red
Fog Signal Building?:
No
Keeper's Quarters?:
Yes
Year Keeper's Quarters:
1887
Keeper's Quarters Style:
WEST INDIAN VERNACULAR
Keeper's Quarters Construction:
BRICK/WOOD
Other Structures:
3 CISTERNS, 3 STORAGE BUILDINGS, PUMP HOUSE, OIL HOUSE, 2 ASSISTANT KEEPERS (VICTORIAN VERNACULAR)

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
Yes
Current Optic:
VEGA (VRB-25)
Original Optic Type:
FIRST ORDER, FRESNEL
Year Original Lens Installed:
1887
Private Aid:
No
USCG Access to Optics:
No

Comments:

Rebuilt in 1887


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