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.
- 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