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Sanibel and Captiva Islands

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. COURTESY ERIC MARTIN, FLORIDA LIGHTHOUSE ASSOCIATION
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