Amelia Island

<b>AMELIA ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE - Fernadina Beach, FL</b> 

<ul>
  <li><b>Active:</b> Yes</li>

  <li><b>Characteristics:</b> Flashes every 10 seconds; has red
  sector on the southeast.</li>

  <li><b>Height:</b> 64 feet, 69 steps</li>

  <li><b>History:</b> Constructed 1838 - 39 (present site). First
  lighted: Spring 1839. Listed in National Register.</li>

  <li><b>Lens:</b> Original:14 revolving Lewis patent lamps with
  15-inch reflectors, 1838. Other used: third-order, revolving
  Frensnel Lens, Henry-LePaute, 1868. Present: third-order
  revolving Fresnel lens: Barbier &amp; Bernard. 1903. Focal Plane:
  107 feet.</li>

  <li><b>Other Buildings:</b> Oil storage house, 1960's ranch-style
  keeper's dwelling; two car garage.</li>

  <li><b>Coordinates:</b></li>

  <li><b>30 40 24 N</b></li>

  <li><b>80 26 30 W</b></li>

  <li><b>Operated by: United States Coast Guard</b></li>

  <li><b>Visit Status:</b> No Access</li>

  <li>Vis<b>itor Info:</b> Grounds only open when gate is open.
  This lighthouse has recently been transferred to the City of
  Fernandina Beach, which will soon get a state grant to restore
  the lighthouse and open it to the public. The lighthouse can
  presently be seen from Lighthouse Circle.</li>
</ul>
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( STAN BECKSTROM, FLORIDA LIGHTHOUSE ASSOCIATION / January 5, 2009 )

AMELIA ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE - Fernadina Beach, FL

  • Active: Yes
  • Characteristics: Flashes every 10 seconds; has red sector on the southeast.
  • Height: 64 feet, 69 steps
  • History: Constructed 1838 - 39 (present site). First lighted: Spring 1839. Listed in National Register.
  • Lens: Original:14 revolving Lewis patent lamps with 15-inch reflectors, 1838. Other used: third-order, revolving Frensnel Lens, Henry-LePaute, 1868. Present: third-order revolving Fresnel lens: Barbier & Bernard. 1903. Focal Plane: 107 feet.
  • Other Buildings: Oil storage house, 1960's ranch-style keeper's dwelling; two car garage.
  • Coordinates:
  • 30 40 24 N
  • 80 26 30 W
  • Operated by: United States Coast Guard
  • Visit Status: No Access
  • Visitor Info: Grounds only open when gate is open. This lighthouse has recently been transferred to the City of Fernandina Beach, which will soon get a state grant to restore the lighthouse and open it to the public. The lighthouse can presently be seen from Lighthouse Circle.

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