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ST. JOHNS RIVER (MAYPORT) LIGHT

State: FLORIDA
Location: ENTRANCE ST. JOHNS RIVER
Nearest City: MAYPORT
County: DUVAL
U.S.C.G. District: 7
Year Station Established: 1830


St. Johns River (Mayport) Light
NPS photo by Kevin Foster
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1859
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1929
  • Automated: 1967
  • Foundation Materials: NATURAL/EMPLACED
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: RED W/WHITE LANTERN
  • Shape: CONICAL ATTACHED TO OIL HOUSE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 81
  • Original Optic: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1867
  • Present Optic: REMOVED
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 77
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? YES
  • Year Tower Constructed: 1954
  • Type: OCTAGONAL CONCRETE BLOCK W/OUT LANTERN ATTACHED TO CONCRETE KEEPERS DWELLING (ART DECO STYLE)
  • Tower Height: 64
  • Height of Focal Plane: 83
  • Original Optic: DCB-24 (1954) Current Optic: CROUSE-HINDS FB 61
Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? NO (DISMANTLED)
  • Year Constructed: 1859
  • Number of Stories: 0
  • Architectural Style: ATTACHED
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
Other Structures:

Current Use:

Owner/Manager: U.S. NAVY (OLD TOWER) / U.S. COAST GUARD (MODERN TOWER)

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

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #76002237
Name of Listing: ST. JOHN'S LIGHTHOUSE
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
TOWER HEIGHTENED 15 FEET IN 1887; REPLACED BY LIGHTSHIP 1929; LIGHTSHIP REPLACED BY MODERN 1954 TOWER; OLD TOWER IS BURIED IN ABOUT 20 FEET OF FILL, ACCESS IS THROUGH A WINDOW; MODERN TOWER LOCATED ABOUT 2 MILES SOUTHEAST OF OLD TOWER; MODERN KEEPERS USED BY USCG



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