Cape San Blas


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Source of Image: Karl Agre (USA)
Date of Image: April 29th, 2004

 

International Designation Number:

J3367

 

Navigation:
Latitude 29 40 16" N
Longitude 85 21 22" W
Body of water Gulf of Mexico.
 

Construction:

Date of Establishment: 1847
Date Light First Lit: 1885, Current Tower.
Designer
Is structure still operating? No. Inactive since 1996. Automated 1981.
Characteristic
 

Notes:

Site & Tower open Wednesday through Saturday; tower open on Saturday.

This is the fourth lighthouse built in this area, the earlier ones having been destroyed by hurricanes and beach erosion.

The 98 foot tower was first lit in 1885 and deactivated in 1996. The land is part of Eglin Air Force Base.