Sanibel and Captiva Islands

<b>SANIBEL ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE - Sanibel Island, FL</b>

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<li><b>Active:</b> Yes</li>
<li><b>Characteristics:</b> Flashing white twice every six seconds.</li>
<li><b>Height:</b> 112 feet, 101 steps</li>
<li><b>History:</b> Constructed 1884. First Lighted August 20, 1884. On National Register Listing.</li>
<li><b>Lens:</b> Original: Third-order revolving Fresnel lens (1884-1923). Third-order fixed Fresnel lens (1923-1962). Present: 300mm lantern. Focal Plane: 98 feet.</li>
<li><b>Other Buildings:</b> Two elevated, wood-frame keeper's dwellings (1884); brick oil storage house (1894).</li>

<li><b>Coordinates</b>:</li>
<li>     26 27 11 N</li>
<li>     82 00 51 W</li>
<li><b>Operated by</b>: United States Coast Guard</li>
<li><b>Visit Status</b>: Grounds Only</li>
<li><b>Facilities:</b> Museum, Gift Shop</li>
<li><b>Visitor Info</b>: The lighthouse is on the grounds of a city park. Lighthouse is closed, keepers’ dwellings are residences for city employees. Grounds only open.</li>

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( COURTESY ERIC MARTIN, FLORIDA LIGHTHOUSE ASSOCIATION / January 7, 2009 )

SANIBEL ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE - Sanibel Island, FL

  • Active: Yes
  • Characteristics: Flashing white twice every six seconds.
  • Height: 112 feet, 101 steps
  • History: Constructed 1884. First Lighted August 20, 1884. On National Register Listing.
  • Lens: Original: Third-order revolving Fresnel lens (1884-1923). Third-order fixed Fresnel lens (1923-1962). Present: 300mm lantern. Focal Plane: 98 feet.
  • Other Buildings: Two elevated, wood-frame keeper's dwellings (1884); brick oil storage house (1894).
  • Coordinates:
  • 26 27 11 N
  • 82 00 51 W
  • Operated by: United States Coast Guard
  • Visit Status: Grounds Only
  • Facilities: Museum, Gift Shop
  • Visitor Info: The lighthouse is on the grounds of a city park. Lighthouse is closed, keepers’ dwellings are residences for city employees. Grounds only open.

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