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AMERICAN SHOAL LIGHT

State: FLORIDA
Location: FLORIDA KEYS
Nearest City: SUMMERLAND KEY
County: MONROE
U.S.C.G. District: 7
Year Station Established: 1880


American Shoal Light
Photo courtesy of Ted Smith, 2003
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1880
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1963
  • Foundation Materials: IRON STRAIGHTPILE W/DISK
  • Construction Materials: IRON
  • Markings/Patterns: BROWN W/WHITE COLUMN
  • Shape: SKELETAL OCTAGONAL PYRAMIDAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 109
  • Original Optic: FIRST ORDER DRUM, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1880
  • Present Optic: VEGA VRB-25, SOLAR POWERED
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 109
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1880
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: VICTORIAN OCTAGON
  • Construction Materials: WOOD/CAST IRON
Other Structures: NONE

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

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:
SIMILAR TO FOWEY ROCKS LIGHT



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