Florida Lighthouse Association





Preserving, Restoring, Protecting & Defending Florida's Lighthouse Towers

Sand Key Lighthouse



Photo: Stan Beckstrom
 
Active: Yes

Characteristics: Two-group flashing white every 15-seconds.

Height: 132 feet, 112 steps

DayMark: Brown, square pyramidal skeletal tower with white lantern

History: Constructed 1852-1853. First Lighted July 20, 1853. Active, but deactivated 1989-1996 during restoration. On National Register Listing.

Lens: Original: Revolving first-order Fresnel lens (removed 1982); Henry-LePaute (1853). Present: Vega VRB-25 rotating beacon. Focal Plane: 109 feet.

Construction: Architect: I.W.P. Lewis. Builders: Lt. George Gordon Meade and John F. Riley Iron Works. Iron screwpile constructed of wrought iron and wood.

Coordinates:
     24 27 14 N
     81 52 39 W

Operated by: United States Coast Guard

Visit Status: Closed to public

Facilities: None, no handicap access

Visitor Info: Approachable by boat from Key West. The Florida Keys Reef Lights Foundation has been formed to promote the establishment of a lighthouse museum with future lighthouse tours and access.
 
Contact:
Florida Keys Reef Lights Foundation, Inc.
1067 Drift Creek Cove
Orlando, FL  32828

Email: Info@ReefLights.org
Website: www.ReefLights.org

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