Sombrero Key Lighthouse - Florida Keys

<b>SOMBRERO KEY LIGHTHOUSE - near Marathon, FL</b>

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<li><b>Active:</b> Yes</li>
<li><b>Characteristics</b>: Five-group falshing white every 60-seconds with three red sectors.</li>
<li><b>Height:</b> 156 feet, 133 steps</li>
<li><b>Lens:</b> Original: First-order fixed Fresnel lens; Henry-LePaute 1858. Present: Veg VRB-25 roating beacon. Focal Plane: 142 feet.</li>

<li><b>Coordinates</b>:</li>
<li>     24 37 36 N</li>
<li>     81 06 36 W</li>
<li><b>Operated by</b>: United States Coast Guard</li>
<li><b>Visit Status</b>: Closed to public</li>
<li><b>Visitor Info</b>: Approachable by boat from Marathon and can be seen from land at Sombrero Beach State Park. The Florida Keys Reef Lights Foundation has been formed to promote the establishment of a lighthouse museum with future lighthouse tours and access</li>
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( by Stan Beckstrom, Florida Lighthouse Association / January 7, 2009 )

SOMBRERO KEY LIGHTHOUSE - near Marathon, FL

  • Active: Yes
  • Characteristics: Five-group falshing white every 60-seconds with three red sectors.
  • Height: 156 feet, 133 steps
  • Lens: Original: First-order fixed Fresnel lens; Henry-LePaute 1858. Present: Veg VRB-25 roating beacon. Focal Plane: 142 feet.
  • Coordinates:
  • 24 37 36 N
  • 81 06 36 W
  • Operated by: United States Coast Guard
  • Visit Status: Closed to public
  • Visitor Info: Approachable by boat from Marathon and can be seen from land at Sombrero Beach State Park. 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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