Amelia Island Lighthouse
(Florida, USA)












Photograph by
Walter Cushman






Amelia Island Lighthouse is Florida's northernmost lighthouse. A gleaming black lantern crowns the white 64 foot brick tower. The third-order Fresnel lens was placed there in 1857. Its automatic beacon operates electrically with a 1,000 watt lightbulb magnified by the century-old prismatic lens. Its 2.5 second white flash is a visible nineteen to twenty-three miles at sea.

***Additional information:
Amelia Island/Fernandina Beach Chamber of Commerce
Box 472
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 (904) 261-3248

***Directions: Used as a private residence for Coast Guard personnel, the lighthouse is CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. You can see this historic structure from Route A1A in Old Fernadina Beach, in an area known as Lighthouse Circle.

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