St. Marks Lighthouse - St. Marks, FL

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)
by Nick Baldwin, Florida Lighthouse Association
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