Egmont Key Lighthouse - Tampa Bay

<b>EGMONT KEY - Tampa Bay</b>

<ul>
<li><b>Active:</b> Yes</li>
<li><b>Characteristics:</b> Fixed white light (originally; flashing white every fifteen seconds (currently).</li>
<li><b>Height:</b> 76 feet, 99 steps</li>
<li><b>History:</b> Constructed 1857-1858. First Lighted May 1858. On National Register Listing.</li>
<li><b>Lens:</b> Original: Third-order fixed Fresnel lens; Henry-LePaute (1858). Present: DCB-24 electric rotating beacon.</li>
<li><b>Other Buildings:</b> Radio and generator building, oil storage house, modern staff quarters.</li>

<li><b>Coordinates</b>:</li>
<li>     27 36 03 N</li>
<li>     82 45 38 W</li>
<li><b>Operated by</b>: United States Coast Guard and Florida Park Service</li>
<li><b>Visit Status:</b> Accessible by boat</li>
<li><b>Facilities:</b> None, no handicap access</li>
<li><b>Hours Open:</b> Varied</li>
<li><b>Visitor Info:</b> The grounds are open to the public daily, base of tower open occasionally.</li>
</ul>
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( by BonnieJean Exum, Florida Lighthouse Association / January 7, 2009 )

EGMONT KEY - Tampa Bay

  • Active: Yes
  • Characteristics: Fixed white light (originally; flashing white every fifteen seconds (currently).
  • Height: 76 feet, 99 steps
  • History: Constructed 1857-1858. First Lighted May 1858. On National Register Listing.
  • Lens: Original: Third-order fixed Fresnel lens; Henry-LePaute (1858). Present: DCB-24 electric rotating beacon.
  • Other Buildings: Radio and generator building, oil storage house, modern staff quarters.
  • Coordinates:
  • 27 36 03 N
  • 82 45 38 W
  • Operated by: United States Coast Guard and Florida Park Service
  • Visit Status: Accessible by boat
  • Facilities: None, no handicap access
  • Hours Open: Varied
  • Visitor Info: The grounds are open to the public daily, base of tower open occasionally.

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