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AMELIA ISLAND LIGHT

State: FLORIDA
Location: ENTRANCE TO ST MARY'S RIVER
Nearest City: FERNANDINA BEACH
County: NASSAU
U.S.C.G. District: 7
Year Station Established: 1839



Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1820 (RELOCATED FROM GREAT CUMBERLAND ISLAND IN GEORGIA IN 1838)
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1956
  • Foundation Materials: STONE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK W/STUCCO
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE TOWER BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 64
  • Original Optic: 14 LAMPS W/15-INCH REFLECTORS
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1839
  • Present Optic: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1903
  • Height of Focal Plane: 107
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: "BARBIER, BENARD" THIRD-ORDER LENS STILL IN OPERATION
  • Has tower been moved? YES 1838
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES (HISTORIC BUNGALOWS DISMANTLED)
  • Year Constructed: 1950
  • Number of Stories: 1
  • Architectural Style: MODERN
  • Construction Materials: CONCRETE BLOCK
Other Structures: OIL HOUSE/PAINT LOCKER

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/COAST GUARD HOUSING

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: NONE Reference # 0
Name of Listing:
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
THERE HAVE BEEN 4 KEEPERS QUARTERS ON THE SITE; PRESENT LANTERN INSTALLED 1881



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