Cape Florida Lighthouse - Key Biscayne, FL

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
by Stan Beckstrom, Florida Lighthouse Association
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