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DRY TORTUGAS (LOGGERHEAD KEY) LIGHT

State: FLORIDA
Location: LOGGERHEAD KEY/DRY TORTUGAS ISLANDS
Nearest City: KEY WEST
County: MONROE
U.S.C.G. District: 7
Year Station Established: 1858



Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1858
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1988
  • Foundation Materials: STONE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: UPPER BLACK, LOWER WHITE
  • Shape: CONICAL ATTACHED TO RADIO ROOM
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 157
  • Original Optic: FIRST ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1858
  • Present Optic: VEGA VRB-25, SOLAR POWERED
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 151
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: SECOND ORDER BIVALVE (1909) ON DISPLAY AT USCG ATN TRAINING SCHOOL, RTC YORKTOWN
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1922
  • Number of Stories: 1
  • Architectural Style: BUNGALOW
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
Other Structures: 2 BRICK CISTERNS (1858), 2 CONCRETE CISTERNS (1922), OIL HOUSE/RADIO ROOM(1858), OIL HOUSE/WORKSHOP (1926), KITCHEN/GUEST HOUSE (1858), BOAT HOUSE (1923), CONCRETE WALKWAYS

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN NATIONAL PARK

Owner/Manager: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE W/USCG ACCES TO OPTIC

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

Web Site: Link

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

Miscellaneous:



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