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Source of Image: Frans La Poutre (The Netherlands)
Date of Image: Circa 2000

 

International Designation Number:

J3006

 

Navigation:
Latitude 24 27 14" N
Longitude 81 52 38" W
Body of water Gulf of Mexico. 7 miles (11 km) southwest of Key West on a small sandbar.

 

Construction:
Date of Establishment: 1826
Date Light First Lit: 1853
Designer I.W.P. Lewis & George G. Meade.
Is structure still operating? Yes. Reactivated (Inactive 1989-1998). Automated 1938.
Characteristic Two White flashes every 15sec (with two Red sectors).