Photos: Stan Beckstrom
Characteristics: Flashes every 10 seconds; has red sector on the southeast.
Height: 64 feet, 69 steps
DayMark: White conical tower with black lantern
History: Constructed 1838 - 39 (present site). First lighted: Spring 1839. Listed in National Register.
Lens: Original:14 revolving Lewis patent lamps with 15-inch reflectors, 1838. Other used: third-order, revolving Frensnel Lens, Henry-LePaute, 1868. Present: third-order revolving Fresnel lens: Barbier & Bernard. 1903. Focal Plane: 107 feet.
Construction: Architect and Builder: Winslow Lewis. Conical brick tower, foundation: brick, construction materials: brick, granite and iron.
Other Buildings: Oil storage house, 1960's ranch-style keeper's dwelling; two car garage.
30 40 24 N
80 26 30 W
Operated by: United States Coast Guard
Visit Status: Lighthouse grounds are open to the public every Saturday between 11am and 2pm.
The City of Fernandina Beach offers tours of the Amelia Island Lighthouse grounds on the first and third Wednesday at 10am. For reservations click here or call (904)277-7350.
Amelia Island Lighthouse & Museum, Inc.
109 South 18th St.
Fernandina, FL 32034
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