St. Marks Lighthouse - St. Marks, FL

<b>ST. MARKS LIGHTHOUSE - St. Marks, FL</b>

<ul>
<li><b>Active:</b> Yes</li>
<li><b>Characteristics:</b> Occulting white light every four seconds (electric flasher)</li>
<li><b>Height:</b> 88 feet, 80 steps</li>
<li><b>History:</b> Constructed 1829-1830, 1842. First Lighted 1831,1842. On National Register Listing.</li>
<li><b>Lens:</b> Original: Fifteen Lewis Argand lamps with fourteen-inch reflectors; Winslow Lewis (1831). Present: Forth-order fixed Fresnel lens; Henry-Lepaute (1867). Focal Plane: 82 feet.</li>
<li>Construction: Architect: Winslow Lewis. Builder: Benjamin Beal and Jairus Thayer (first tower); Calvin Knowlton (second and third towers). Conical brick tower constructed of brick and iron.</li>
<li><b>Other Buildings:</b> Attached 1871 keeper's dwelling.</li>

<li><b>Coordinates</b>:</li>
<li>     30 04 18 N</li>
<li>     84 10 48 W</li>
<li><b>Operated by:</b> United States Coast Guard & St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge</li>
<li><b>Visit Status</b>: Grounds Only</li>
<li><b>Days Open</b>: Refuge Open Daily</li>
<li><b>Facilities</b>: None, no handicap access</li>
<li><b>Hours Open</b>: Refuge is open 8:00 am to 4:30 pm</li>
<li><b>Visitor Info</b>: Grounds only, access through St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge.</li>
<li><b>Admission</b>: Free ($5.00 admission to the Wildlife Refuge)</li>
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( by Nick Baldwin, Florida Lighthouse Association / January 7, 2009 )

ST. MARKS LIGHTHOUSE - St. Marks, FL

  • Active: Yes
  • Characteristics: Occulting white light every four seconds (electric flasher)
  • Height: 88 feet, 80 steps
  • History: Constructed 1829-1830, 1842. First Lighted 1831,1842. On National Register Listing.
  • Lens: Original: Fifteen Lewis Argand lamps with fourteen-inch reflectors; Winslow Lewis (1831). Present: Forth-order fixed Fresnel lens; Henry-Lepaute (1867). Focal Plane: 82 feet.
  • Construction: Architect: Winslow Lewis. Builder: Benjamin Beal and Jairus Thayer (first tower); Calvin Knowlton (second and third towers). Conical brick tower constructed of brick and iron.
  • Other Buildings: Attached 1871 keeper's dwelling.
  • Coordinates:
  • 30 04 18 N
  • 84 10 48 W
  • Operated by: United States Coast Guard & St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge
  • Visit Status: Grounds Only
  • Days Open: Refuge Open Daily
  • Facilities: None, no handicap access
  • Hours Open: Refuge is open 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
  • Visitor Info: Grounds only, access through St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Admission: Free ($5.00 admission to the Wildlife Refuge)

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