Key West Lighthouse
(Florida, USA)












Photograph by
Johnathan Roebuck
Photograph by
Theodore Roebuck
Photograph by
Barbara Nelson Cheek
Photograph by
Ken Raveill
Photograph by
Larry Benvennuti
Photograph by
Wanda Extrom
Photograph by
Wanda Extrom
Photograph by
Wanda Extrom
Photograph by
Wanda Extrom
Photograph by
Wanda Extrom
Photograph by
Wanda Extrom
Photograph by
Wanda Extrom
Photograph by
Wanda Extrom
Photograph by
Wanda Extrom
Photograph by
Wanda Extrom






The first Key West lighthouse was a 65-foot masonry tower built on Whitehead Point. A severe hurricane in 1846 toppled this light tower and killed the keeper's family. The present Key West Lighthouse has a brick tower 86 feet tall, with the focal plance of the light 91 feet above sea level. A third-order Fresnel lens was placed in the lantern in 1872. The station was decommissioned in 1969, but restored to active service in 1972 as a private aid to navigation.

***Directions: Both the lighthouse and the Key West Lighthouse Museum are located at the intersection of Truman Avenue (U.S.Highway 1), and Whitehead Street.

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