Sand Key Lighthouse - Key West, FL

<b>SAND KEY LIGHTHOUSE - <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100409040000" title="Key West" href="/topic/us/florida/monroe-county-%28florida%29/key-west-PLGEO100100409040000.topic">Key West</a>, FL</b> 

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

  <li><b>Characteristics:</b> Two-group flashing white every
  15-seconds.</li>

  <li><b>Height:</b> 132 feet, 112 steps</li>

  <li><b>History:</b> Constructed 1852-1853. First Lighted July 20,
  1853. Active, but deactivated 1989-1996 during restoration. On
  National Register Listing.</li>

  <li><b>Lens:</b> Original: Revolving first-order Fresnel lens
  (removed 1982); Henry-LePaute (1853). Present: Vega VRB-25
  rotating beacon. Focal Plane: 109 feet.</li>

  <li><b>Coordinates:&lt;/&lt;/b&gt;li&gt;</b></li>

  <li><b>24 27 14 N</b></li>

  <li><b>81 52 39 W</b></li>

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

  <li><b>Visit Status:</b> Closed to public,</li>

  <li><b>Facilities:</b> None, no handicap access</li>

  <li><b>Visitor Info:</b> Approachable by boat from Key West. The
  Florida Keys Reef Lights Foundation has been formed to promote
  the establishment of a lighthouse museum with future lighthouse
  tours and access.</li>
</ul>
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( by Stan Beckstrom, Florida Lighthouse Association / January 7, 2009 )

SAND KEY LIGHTHOUSE - Key West, FL

  • Active: Yes
  • Characteristics: Two-group flashing white every 15-seconds.
  • Height: 132 feet, 112 steps
  • History: Constructed 1852-1853. First Lighted July 20, 1853. Active, but deactivated 1989-1996 during restoration. On National Register Listing.
  • Lens: Original: Revolving first-order Fresnel lens (removed 1982); Henry-LePaute (1853). Present: Vega VRB-25 rotating beacon. Focal Plane: 109 feet.
  • Coordinates:</</b>li>
  • 24 27 14 N
  • 81 52 39 W
  • Operated by: United States Coast Guard
  • Visit Status: Closed to public,
  • Facilities: None, no handicap access
  • Visitor Info: Approachable by boat from Key West. The Florida Keys Reef Lights Foundation has been formed to promote the establishment of a lighthouse museum with future lighthouse tours and access.

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