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CEDAR KEYS (SEAHORSE KEY) LIGHT

State: FLORIDA
Location: SEAHORSE KEY/GULF OF MEXICO
Nearest City: CEDAR KEY
County: LEVY
U.S.C.G. District: 7
Year Station Established: 1854


Cedar Keys Light
Photo courtesy Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1854
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1915
  • Automated: N/A
  • Foundation Materials: GRANITE PILE W/PLATFORM
  • Construction Materials: BRICK WITH WOODEN ADDITIONS ADDED AFTER DECOMMISSIONING
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE TOWER ON DWELLING
  • Shape: HEXAGONAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 23
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1854
  • Present Optic: REMOVED
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 75
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? YES "SEAHORSE REEF LIGHT"
  • Type: SKELETAL
  • Year Tower Constructed: 1922
  • Tower Height: 51
  • Height of Focal Plane: 43
Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1854
  • Number of Stories: 1
  • Architectural Style: INTEGRAL
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
Other Structures: OIL HOUSE, CISTERN

Current Use: MARINE LABORATORY IN NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Owner/Manager: U.S. FISH &WILDLIFE SERVICE

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: PART OF LISTING; Reference #88001449
Name of Listing: CEDAR KEYS HISTORIC & ARCHEOLOGICAL DISTRICT
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
USED BY UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA AS A MARINE LABORATORY



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