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.
by Stan Beckstrom, Florida Lighthouse Association