Tortugas Harbor Lighthouse - near Key West

T<b>TORTUGAS HARBOR LIGHTHOUSE - 45 miles west of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100409040000" title="Key West" href="/topic/us/florida/monroe-county-%28florida%29/key-west-PLGEO100100409040000.topic">Key West</a></b>
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<li><b>Active:</b> Yes</li>
<li><b>Characteristics:</b> Red and white flashing light (originally); Current: flashing white every 6 seconds with 1 red sector</li>
<li><b>Height:</b> 82 feet</li>

<li><b>History:</b> Constructed in 1886. First Lighted November 1, 1886.</li>
<li><b>Lens:</b> Original: Fourth-order revolving Fresnel lens (1886). Fourth-order Fresnel lens (1889). Present: Solar-powered 250mm lantern. Focal Plane: 66 feet.</li>

<li><b>Operated by:</b> United States Coast Guard</li>
<li><b>Location:</b> 43 miles west of Key West</li>
<li><b>Visit Status:</b> Accessible by boat</li>
<li><b>Facilities:</b> None, no handicap access</li>
<li><b>Visitor Info</b>: Accessible by boat only out of Key West.</li>
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( by Stan Beckstrom, Florida Lighthouse Association / January 7, 2009 )

TTORTUGAS HARBOR LIGHTHOUSE - 45 miles west of Key West

  • Active: Yes
  • Characteristics: Red and white flashing light (originally); Current: flashing white every 6 seconds with 1 red sector
  • Height: 82 feet
  • History: Constructed in 1886. First Lighted November 1, 1886.
  • Lens: Original: Fourth-order revolving Fresnel lens (1886). Fourth-order Fresnel lens (1889). Present: Solar-powered 250mm lantern. Focal Plane: 66 feet.
  • Operated by: United States Coast Guard
  • Location: 43 miles west of Key West
  • Visit Status: Accessible by boat
  • Facilities: None, no handicap access
  • Visitor Info: Accessible by boat only out of Key West.

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