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ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT

State: FLORIDA
Location: FOUR MILES EAST OF
INDIAN KEY
Nearest City: ISLAMORADA
County: DADE
U.S.C.G. District: 7
Year Station Established: 1873


Alligator Reef Light
USCG photo, ca. 1978
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1873
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1963
  • Foundation Materials: IRON PILE W/PLATFORM
  • Construction Materials: IRON
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE TOWER W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: SKELETAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 136
  • Original Optic: FIRST ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1873
  • Present Optic: VRB-25, SOLAR POWERED
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1997
  • Height of Focal Plane: 136
  • 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: 1873
  • Number of Stories: 1
  • Architectural Style: INTEGRAL TO TOWER
  • Construction Materials: 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:
LATE EXPOSED SCREWPILE LIGHTHOUSE



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