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: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.
by Stan Beckstrom, Florida Lighthouse Association