Cape Canaveral Lighthouse - Cape Canaveral, FL

<b>CAPE CANAVERAL LIGHTHOUSE - <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLREC000051" title="Cape Canaveral" href="/topic/travel/tourism-leisure/cape-canaveral-PLREC000051.topic">Cape Canaveral</a>, FL</b> 

<ul>
  <li><b>Active:</b> Yes</li>

  <li><b>Characteristics:</b> 2 flashes in 5 seconds followed by a
  15 second eclipse.</li>

  <li><b>Height:</b> 145 feet, 179 steps</li>

  <li><b>History:</b> Constructed in 1848 and 1868. First Lighted:
  1848; May 10,1868; July 25, 1894. In the late 1890's, it was
  moved to a site one mile inland because of shoreline
  erosion.</li>

  <li><b>Lens:</b> Original: 15-lamps with 23-inch reflectors
  (1848); first-order Fresnel lens (1868). Present: one DCB-224
  roating searchlight. Focal Plane: 155 feet.</li>

  <li><b>Other Buildings:</b> Oil storage house.</li>

  <li><b>Coordinates:</b></li>

  <li><b>28 27 37 N</b></li>

  <li><b>80 32 36 W</b></li>

  <li><b>Operated by: </b> United States Air Force</li>

  <li><b>Visit Status:</b> No Access</li>

  <li><b>Visitor Info:</b> This lighthouse is one of the most
  highly restricted lighthouses in the nation, being on Air Force
  restricted property, on a secured Air Force Base, and still
  partially under the Coast Guard.</li>
</ul>

( by Joyce Allen, Florida Lighthouse Association / January 5, 2009 )

CAPE CANAVERAL LIGHTHOUSE - Cape Canaveral, FL

  • Active: Yes
  • Characteristics: 2 flashes in 5 seconds followed by a 15 second eclipse.
  • Height: 145 feet, 179 steps
  • History: Constructed in 1848 and 1868. First Lighted: 1848; May 10,1868; July 25, 1894. In the late 1890's, it was moved to a site one mile inland because of shoreline erosion.
  • Lens: Original: 15-lamps with 23-inch reflectors (1848); first-order Fresnel lens (1868). Present: one DCB-224 roating searchlight. Focal Plane: 155 feet.
  • Other Buildings: Oil storage house.
  • Coordinates:
  • 28 27 37 N
  • 80 32 36 W
  • Operated by: United States Air Force
  • Visit Status: No Access
  • Visitor Info: This lighthouse is one of the most highly restricted lighthouses in the nation, being on Air Force restricted property, on a secured Air Force Base, and still partially under the Coast Guard.

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