Cape Florida Lighthouse - Key Biscayne, FL

<b>CAPE FLORIDA LIGHTHOUSE - Key Biscayne, FL</b>

<ul>
<li><b>Active:</b> Yes</li>
<li><b>Characteristics:</b> Flashing white every five seconds.</li>
<li><b>Height:</b> 95 feet, 112 steps</li>
<li><b>History:</b> Constructed: 1825, 1846. First Lighted: December 17, 1825 (first tower); October 24, 1846 (present tower). On National Register Listing.</li>
<li><b>Lens:</b> Original: 17-fixed patent lamps with 21-inch reflectors; Winslow Lewis 1825. Present: 300-mm latern (1996). Focal Plane: 100 feet.</li>
<li><b>Other Buildings:</b> Keeper's dwelling with detached kitchen and privy.</li>

<li><b>Coordinares</b>:</li>
<li>     25 35 24 N</li>
<li>    80 05 48 W</li>

<li><b>Operated by</b>: <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="OREDU000030" title="Florida State University" href="/topic/education/florida-state-university-OREDU000030.topic">Florida State</a> Park Service</li>
<li><b>Visit Status</b>: Open to Public</li>
<li><b>Days Open</b>: Thursday - Monday</li>
<li><b>Facilities</b>: Museum, Gift Shop, handicap accessible</li>
<li><b>Hours Open</b>: Tours at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm</li>
<li><b>Visitor Info</b>: Beautifully restored in 1996. Museum in Keeper's dwelling and video in detached kitchen.</li>
<li><b>Park Admission</b>: $3.75 per car</li>
</ul>

( by Stan Beckstrom, Florida Lighthouse Association / January 5, 2009 )

CAPE FLORIDA LIGHTHOUSE - Key Biscayne, FL

  • Active: Yes
  • Characteristics: Flashing white every five seconds.
  • Height: 95 feet, 112 steps
  • History: Constructed: 1825, 1846. First Lighted: December 17, 1825 (first tower); October 24, 1846 (present tower). On National Register Listing.
  • Lens: Original: 17-fixed patent lamps with 21-inch reflectors; Winslow Lewis 1825. Present: 300-mm latern (1996). Focal Plane: 100 feet.
  • Other Buildings: Keeper's dwelling with detached kitchen and privy.
  • Coordinares:
  • 25 35 24 N
  • 80 05 48 W
  • Operated by: Florida State Park Service
  • Visit Status: Open to Public
  • Days Open: Thursday - Monday
  • Facilities: Museum, Gift Shop, handicap accessible
  • Hours Open: Tours at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm
  • Visitor Info: Beautifully restored in 1996. Museum in Keeper's dwelling and video in detached kitchen.
  • Park Admission: $3.75 per car

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