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PONCE DE LEON (MOSQUITO INLET) LIGHT

State: FLORIDA
Location: SOUTH OF DAYTONA BEACH
Nearest City: PONCE INLET
County: VOLUSIA
U.S.C.G. District: 7
Year Station Established: 1835


Ponce de Leon (Mosquito Coast) Light
NPS photo by Ralph Eshelman, 1997
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1887
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: 1970-1982
  • Automated: 1953
  • Foundation Materials: BRICK
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: RED W/BLACK LANTERN, COPPER ROOF
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 175
  • Original Optic: FIRST ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1887
  • Present Optic: VEGA (VRB-25)
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1996
  • Height of Focal Plane: 159
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: ORIGINAL 1867 "BARBIER ET FENESTRE" FIXED LENS (INSTALLED 1887), 1904 BARBIER BENARD ET TURENNE, REVOLVING, THIRD ORDER LENS (INSTALLED 1933), AND 1860 "HENRY LEPAUTE" REVOLVING LENS USED AT CAPE CANAVERAL LIGHT STATION ARE ALL ON DISPLAY IN LENS EXHIBIT BUILDING
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1835
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition: NEVER PUT INTO USE; UNDERMINED IN STORM
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1887
  • Number of Stories: 1
  • Architectural Style: WEST INDIAN VERNACULAR
  • Construction Materials: BRICK/WOOD
Other Structures: 3 CISTERNS, 3 STORAGE BUILDINGS, PUMPHOUSE, OIL HOUSE, 2 ASSISTANT KEEPERS(VICTORIAN VERNACULAR)

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/MUSEUM

Owner/Manager: TOWN OF PONCE INLET/PONCE DE LEON INLET LIGHTHOUSE PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION

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

Web Site: Link

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #72000355
Name of Listing: PONCE DE LEON INLET LIGHTHOUSE
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK Study

Miscellaneous:
TWO KEEPERS COTTAGES TURNED INTO MARITIME MUSEUM; 3RD RESTORED; LIGHT RELIT 1982



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