Key West

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


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Latitude 24 33 02" N
Longitude 81 48 03" W
Body of water Entrance to the Gulf of Mexico.


Date of Establishment: 1826
Date Light First Lit: 1849, Current Tower.
Is structure still operating? No. Inactive since 1969. Automated 1915.


Tower open daily

The present tower was built in 1848, and replaced an earlier 1826 tower destroyed in a hurricane.

 In 1895 the tower height was increased by 20 feet. 

The light was deactivated in 1969 and turned over to the Key West Art and Historical Society.
Ernest Hemingway's home is across the street.