Egmont Key Lighthouse - Tampa Bay

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.
by BonnieJean Exum, Florida Lighthouse Association
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