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Sombrero Key Lighthouse - Florida Keys

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 by Stan Beckstrom, Florida Lighthouse Association