Cape San Blas

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


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


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


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.