List of lighthouses in Florida

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This is a list of existing and past lighthouses in the state of Florida in the United States.

List[edit]

Name Image Location Coordinates Year first lit Year deactivated Height
above water
Additional Description
Alligator Reef Light Alligator-reef-lh.JPG East of Indian Key near the Upper and Lower Matecumbe Keys 24°51′6″N 80°37′6″W / 24.85167°N 80.61833°W / 24.85167; -80.61833 (Alligator Reef Light) 1873 Active &&&&&&&+136 ft (41.4 m)
Amelia Island Light Ameliaislandlh.JPG N end of Amelia Island, at the mouth of St. Mary's River 30°40′23.46″N 81°26′32.8″W / 30.6731833°N 81.442444°W / 30.6731833; -81.442444 (Amelia Island Light) 1838 Active &&&&&&&+107 ft (32.6 m) Oldest existing active lighthouse in Florida
Amelia Island North Range Light Amelianorthrange.jpg At the mouth of St. Mary's River 30°42′09″N 81°26′26″W / 30.70250°N 81.44056°W / 30.70250; -81.44056 (Amelia Island North Range Light) 1872 1899 &&&&&&&&+30 ft (9.1 m) Nonextant
American Shoal Light Americanshoal.JPG East of the Saddlebunch Keys, close to Looe Key 24°31′30″N 81°31′12″W / 24.52500°N 81.52000°W / 24.52500; -81.52000 (American Shoal Light) 1880 Active &&&&&&&+109 ft (33.2 m)
Anclote Keys Light USCG Anclote Keys Lighthouse.jpg Anclote Key at the mouth of Anclote River near Tarpon Springs, Florida 28°10′01.11″N 82°50′40.74″W / 28.1669750°N 82.8446500°W / 28.1669750; -82.8446500 (Anclote Keys Light) 1887 Active &&&&&&&+110 ft (33.5 m) Inactive from 1984 to 2003
Cape Canaveral Light (1) left tower north of Launch Complex 46 inside the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station 28°27′36.8″N 80°31′37.9″W / 28.460222°N 80.527194°W / 28.460222; -80.527194 (Cape Canaveral Light 1848) 1848 1868 &&&&&&&&+60 ft (18.3 m) Located next to its replacement, the 1868 Cape Canaveral lighthouse; destroyed in 1893 for used as foundation material when the 1868 tower was relocated
Cape Canaveral Light (2) Intelsat IV-F5 Launch - GPN-2000-000639.jpg 1 mile (1.6 km) inland from Cape Canaveral, inside the Air Force Station 28°27′37.26″N 80°32′36.42″W / 28.4603500°N 80.5434500°W / 28.4603500; -80.5434500 (Cape Canaveral Light) 1868 Active &&&&&&&+137 ft (41.8 m) The tower is 151 feet (46 m) tall.
Cape Florida Light (1) Cape Florida, south of Key Biscayne 25°39′59.72″N 80°09′21.47″W / 25.6665889°N 80.1559639°W / 25.6665889; -80.1559639 (Cape Florida Light) 1825 1836 &&&&&&&&+65 ft (19.8 m) Burned down during a Seminole attack
Cape Florida Light (2) Lighthouse 4.JPG Cape Florida, South of Key Biscayne 25°39′59.72″N 80°09′21.47″W / 25.6665889°N 80.1559639°W / 25.6665889; -80.1559639 (Cape Florida Light) 1847 Active &&&&&&&&+95 ft (29.0 m) Third oldest existing active lighthouse in Florida; Inactive from 1878 to 1978
Cape San Blas Light Cape San Blas FL houses and light01.jpg On Cape San Blas, southwest of Port St. Joe 29°40′16.41″N 85°21′22.72″W / 29.6712250°N 85.3563111°W / 29.6712250; -85.3563111 (Cape San Blas Light) 1885 Active &&&&&&&+101 ft (30.8 m)
Cape St. George Light (1) Capestgeorge1900s.JPG Little St. George Island, Apalachicola Bay 29°35′15.2″N 85°02′49.32″W / 29.587556°N 85.0470333°W / 29.587556; -85.0470333 (Cape St. George Light) 1852 2005 &&&&&&&&+72 ft (21.9 m) Tower collapsed in 2005 and was reconstructed in St. George Island
Cape St. George Light (2) Cape St. George Lighthouse.jpg St. George Island, Apalachicola Bay 29°39′46.1″N 84°51′45.2″W / 29.662806°N 84.862556°W / 29.662806; -84.862556 (Cape St. George Light) 2008 Active &&&&&&&&+72 ft (21.9 m) Inactive 2005 to 2008
Carysfort Reef Light Carysfort-reef-lh.JPG 6 miles (9.7 km) East of Key Largo 25°13′18″N 80°12′42″W / 25.22167°N 80.21167°W / 25.22167; -80.21167 (Carysfort Reef Light) 1852 Active &&&&&&&+100 ft (30.5 m) Oldest existing screw-pile lighthouse still in service in the United States
Cedar Key Light Cedarkeylh.JPG On Seahorse Key across the harbor from Cedar Key, Florida 29°05′47.33″N 83°03′55″W / 29.0964806°N 83.06528°W / 29.0964806; -83.06528 (Cedar Key Light) 1854 1915 &&&&&&&&+75 ft (22.9 m) Now serves as a Marine Laboratory for the University of Florida
Charlotte Harbor Light Charlottehbrlh.JPG On Charlotte Harbor in Punta Gorda, FL 26°45′35″N 82°06′29″W / 26.75972°N 82.10806°W / 26.75972; -82.10806 (Charlotte Harbor Light) 1890 1943 &&&&&&&&+36 ft (11.0 m) Demolished in 1943; Iron pilings removed in 1915
Cosgrove Shoal Light (1) 10 miles (16 km) WSW of Key West
S of Marquesas Keys
24°27′28.44″N 82°11′6.16″W / 24.4579000°N 82.1850444°W / 24.4579000; -82.1850444 (Cosgrove Shoal Light) 1935 Unknown &&&&&&&&+49 ft (14.9 m) [1]
Cosgrove Shoal Light (2) 10 miles (16 km) WSW of Key West
S of Marquesas Keys
24°27′28.44″N 82°11′6.16″W / 24.4579000°N 82.1850444°W / 24.4579000; -82.1850444 (Cosgrove Shoal Light) Unknown Active &&&&&&&&+54 ft (16.5 m) [2]
Crooked River Light Crookedriverlh.JPG Dog Island off Carrabelle 29°49′39″N 84°42′04″W / 29.82750°N 84.70111°W / 29.82750; -84.70111 (Crooked River Light) 1895 Active &&&&&&&+115 ft (35.0 m)
Dames Point Light On the shoals off Dames Point on St. Johns River near Jacksonville, Florida 30°23′00″N 81°33′16″W / 30.38333°N 81.55444°W / 30.38333; -81.55444 (Dames Point Light) 1872 1893 &&&&&&&&+35 ft (10.7 m) No remnants of the screw-pile lighthouse
Dog Island Light Dogislandlh.JPG Western tip of Dog Island south of Carrabelle, Florida 29°47′N 84°40′W / 29.783°N 84.667°W / 29.783; -84.667 (Dog Island Light) 1851 1872 &&&&&&&&+70 ft (21.3 m) Nonextant, destroyed by a hurricane in 1873; replaced by the Crooked River Light
Dry Tortugas Light Dry Tortugas Lighthouse 2005.jpg Loggerhead Key, Dry Tortugas 3 mi (4.8 km) W of Fort Jefferson 24°38′00″N 82°55′12″W / 24.63333°N 82.92000°W / 24.63333; -82.92000 (Dry Tortugas Light) 1858 Active &&&&&&&+151 ft (46.0 m) The third tallest lighthouse tower in Florida at 157 ft (48 m)
Egmont Key Light (2) EgmontkeyWith.JPG North end of Egmont Key, at the entrance to Tampa Bay 27°36′03″N 82°45′39″W / 27.60083°N 82.76083°W / 27.60083; -82.76083 (Egmont Key Light) 1858 Active &&&&&&&&+85 ft (25.9 m) Lantern was removed in 1944
Fowey Rocks Light Fowey Lighthouse.jpg 7 miles (11 km) SE of Cape Florida on Key Biscayne 25°35′26.25″N 80°05′48.24″W / 25.5906250°N 80.0967333°W / 25.5906250; -80.0967333 (Fowey Rocks Light) 1878 Active &&&&&&&+110 ft (33.5 m)
Garden Key Light Garden Key Light at sunset.jpg On top of Fort Jefferson at Dry Tortugas National Park 24°37′41″N 82°52′20″W / 24.62806°N 82.87222°W / 24.62806; -82.87222 (Garden Key Light) 1877 Active &&&&&&&&+70 ft (21.3 m) Operates as a private aid
Gasparilla Island Light Gasparilla Island Rear Range Light.jpg South of Gasparilla Island, on the Boca Grande Pass 26°43′02″N 82°15′39″W / 26.71722°N 82.26083°W / 26.71722; -82.26083 (Boca Grande Light Rear) 1932 Active &&&&&&&+105 ft (32.0 m)
Hen and Chickens Shoal Light 2 mi (3.2 km) southeast of Plantation Key 24°55′58.69″N 80°32′55.36″W / 24.9329694°N 80.5487111°W / 24.9329694; -80.5487111 (Hen and Chickens Shoal Light) 1929 Active &&&&&&&&+35 ft (10.7 m)
Hillsboro Inlet Light Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse.jpg North of Hillsboro Inlet, near Hillsboro Beach 26°15′33″N 80°04′51″W / 26.25917°N 80.08083°W / 26.25917; -80.08083 (Hillsboro Inlet Light) 1907 Active &&&&&&&+136 ft (41.4 m)
Jupiter Inlet Light Jupiter Lighthouse.JPG North of Jupiter Inlet in Jupiter, Florida 26°56′55″N 80°04′55″W / 26.94861°N 80.08194°W / 26.94861; -80.08194 (Jupiter Inlet Light) 1860 Active &&&&&&&+146 ft (44.5 m) The height of the tower is 108 ft (33 m).
Key West Light Key West Lighthouse.jpg On Whitehead St., downtown Key West 24°33′2.16″N 81°48′2.52″W / 24.5506000°N 81.8007000°W / 24.5506000; -81.8007000 (Key West Light) 1849 1969 &&&&&&&&+91 ft (27.7 m) Operates as a museum
Molasses Reef Light Molasses Reef Light, Florida.jpg 8 miles (13 km) SE of Key Largo 25°00′42.66″N 80°22′35.31″W / 25.0118500°N 80.3764750°W / 25.0118500; -80.3764750 (Molasses Reef Light) 1921 Active[3] &&&&&&&&+45 ft (13.7 m) Also operates as an Automatic weather station
Northwest Passage Light Northwestpassagekwlh.JPG Entrance to the northwest channel to the Key West Harbor. 24°37′8.31″N 81°53′56.71″W / 24.6189750°N 81.8990861°W / 24.6189750; -81.8990861 (Northwest Passage Light) 1855 1971 &&&&&&&&+47 ft (14.3 m) The wooden structure burned down in 1971; only the iron pilings remain
Pacific Reef Light Pacificreeflight.JPG 3 miles (4.8 km) SE of Elliott Key 25°22′15.55″N 80°08′31.41″W / 25.3709861°N 80.1420583°W / 25.3709861; -80.1420583 (Pacific Reef Light) 1921 Active &&&&&&&&+44 ft (13.7 m)
Pensacola Light NAS Pensacola;vt15.jpg Entrance to Pensacola Bay, Pensacola 30°20′47″N 87°18′29″W / 30.34639°N 87.30806°W / 30.34639; -87.30806 (Pensacola Light) 1858 Active &&&&&&&+191 ft (58.2 m) Tower height is 150 ft (46 m).
Ponce de Leon Inlet Light Ponce Inlet Lighthouse 01.jpg Ponce Inlet, Florida, south of Daytona Beach 29°04′49″N 80°55′41″W / 29.08028°N 80.92806°W / 29.08028; -80.92806 (Ponce de Leon Inlet Light) 1887 Active &&&&&&&+159 ft (48.4 m) The tallest lighthouse tower in Florida at 175.0 ft (53.3 m);[4] the third tallest tower in the United States
Port Boca Grande Light Gasparilla Island SP lighthouse02.jpg Southern tip of Gasparilla Island in Boca Grande, Florida 26°43′02″N 82°15′39″W / 26.71722°N 82.26083°W / 26.71722; -82.26083 (Port Boca Grande Light) 1890 Active &&&&&&&&+41 ft (12.5 m) Inactive from 1966 to 1986; also a museum
Pulaski Shoal Light (1) Pulaskishoallh.JPG 30 miles (48 km) NW of Key West, north of the Dry Tortugas 24°41′36.02″N 82°46′22.79″W / 24.6933389°N 82.7729972°W / 24.6933389; -82.7729972 (Pulaski Shoal Light) 1935 Unknown &&&&&&&&+49 ft (14.9 m) Nonextant
Pulaski Shoal Light (2) 30 miles (48 km) NW of Key West, north of the Dry Tortugas 24°41′36.02″N 82°46′22.79″W / 24.6933389°N 82.7729972°W / 24.6933389; -82.7729972 (Pulaski Shoal Light) Unknown Active &&&&&&&&+56 ft (17.1 m) [5]
Rebecca Shoal Light (1) Rebeccashoal.JPG 10 miles (16 km) W of the Marquesas Keys 24°34′42″N 82°35′06″W / 24.57833°N 82.58500°W / 24.57833; -82.58500 (Rebecca Shoal Light) 1886 1953 &&&&&&&&+66 ft (20.1 m) The original lantern was mounted to a private lighthouse in Key Largo, Florida.
Rebecca Shoal Light (4) 10 miles (16 km) W of the Marquesas Keys 24°34′44.48″N 82°35′6.78″W / 24.5790222°N 82.5852167°W / 24.5790222; -82.5852167 (Rebecca Shoal Light) 2004 Active &&&&&&&&+66 ft (20.1 m) [6]
Sand Key Light Sand Key Light 2005.jpg 8 miles (13 km) miles SW of Key West, adjacent to the Southwest Channel 24°27′14.18″N 81°52′39.02″W / 24.4539389°N 81.8775056°W / 24.4539389; -81.8775056 (Sand Key Light) 1853 Active &&&&&&&+109 ft (33.2 m)
Sanibel Island Light SanibelIslLight.jpg E end of Sanibel Island 26°27′10.51″N 82°00′51.32″W / 26.4529194°N 82.0142556°W / 26.4529194; -82.0142556 (Sanibel Island Light) 1885 Active &&&&&&&&+98 ft (29.9 m)
Smith Shoal Light (1) 11 miles (18 km) NNW of Key West 24°43′5.82″N 81°55′17.54″W / 24.7182833°N 81.9215389°W / 24.7182833; -81.9215389 (Smith Shoal Light) 1933 Unknown &&&&&&&&+49 ft (14.9 m)
Smith Shoal Light (2) 11 miles (18 km) NNW of Key West 24°43′5.82″N 81°55′17.54″W / 24.7182833°N 81.9215389°W / 24.7182833; -81.9215389 (Smith Shoal Light) Unknown Active &&&&&&&&+54 ft (16.5 m) [5]
Sombrero Key Light USCGSombrero key 1971 sm.jpg Near Key Vaca in Marathon 24°37′40.46″N 81°06′41.78″W / 24.6279056°N 81.1116056°W / 24.6279056; -81.1116056 (Sombrero Key Light) 1858 Active &&&&&&&+142 ft (43.3 m) Highest light from a screw-pile lighthouse in Florida
St. Augustine Light (1) Staugustine1824.JPG Anastasia Island, St. Augustine Unknown 1737 1874 &&&&&&&&+52 ft (15.8 m) Destroyed by the ocean in 1880; tower ruins can still be seen during low tide
St. Augustine Light (2) StAugustineLighthouse.jpg N Anastasia Island, St. Augustine 29°53′08″N 81°17′19″W / 29.88556°N 81.28861°W / 29.88556; -81.28861 (St. Augustine Light) 1874 Active &&&&&&&+161 ft (49.1 m) Second tallest lighthouse tower in Florida at 165 ft (50 m)
St. Johns Light Stjohns1954.JPG 0.75 miles (1.21 km) S of the mouth of the St. Johns River Naval Station Mayport near Jacksonville 30°23′10″N 81°23′53″W / 30.38611°N 81.39806°W / 30.38611; -81.39806 (St. Johns Light) 1954 Active &&&&&&&&+83 ft (25.3 m) Constructed to replace a lightship; Never had a traditional lantern
St. Johns River Light Mayport FL lighthouse01.jpg Near the mouth of St. Johns River inside Naval Station Mayport 30°23′36.77″N 81°25′33.49″W / 30.3935472°N 81.4259694°W / 30.3935472; -81.4259694 (St. Johns River Light) 1859 1929 &&&&&&&&+81 ft (24.7 m) Replaced by a lightship in 1929
St. Joseph Bay Light On St. Joseph Point at the end of St. Joseph Peninsula 29°53′N 85°23′W / 29.883°N 85.383°W / 29.883; -85.383 (St. Joseph Bay Light) 1839 1847 &&&&&&&&+50 ft (15.2 m) Lighthouse lantern was moved to the new Cape San Blas Light in 1847; tower was washed away in 1851
St. Joseph Point Rear Range Light Stjosephpointrear.JPG Entrance to St. Joseph Bay, on Beacon Hill (mainland) 29°55′5.67″N 85°22′49.79″W / 29.9182417°N 85.3804972°W / 29.9182417; -85.3804972 (St. Joseph Point Rear Range Light) 1902 1960 &&&&&&&&+78 ft (23.8 m) Replaced with a skeletal steel tower in 1960; the old lighthouse was moved and is now a private residence
St. Marks Light (1) USCGStmarks1840.JPG On mouth of St. Marks River, St. Marks on Apalachee Bay Unknown 1831 1842 &&&&&&&&+65 ft (19.2 m) Demolished and moved to a new location
St. Marks Light (2) St-marks-lighthouse.jpg On mouth of St. Marks River, St. Marks on Apalachee Bay 30°04′19″N 84°10′48″W / 30.07194°N 84.18000°W / 30.07194; -84.18000 (St. Marks Light) 1842 Active &&&&&&&&+82 ft (25.0 m) Second oldest existing active lighthouse in Florida
Tennessee Reef Light Tennesseereeflight.JPG S of Long Key, in the middle Florida Keys 24°44′45.88″N 80°46′56.47″W / 24.7460778°N 80.7823528°W / 24.7460778; -80.7823528 (Tennessee Reef Light) 1933 Active &&&&&&&&+49 ft (14.9 m)
Volusia Bar Light Volusiabar.jpg Entrance to St. Johns River on the S side of Lake George, Florida 29°12′24″N 81°34′46″W / 29.20667°N 81.57944°W / 29.20667; -81.57944 (Volusia Bar Light) 1886 1916 &&&&&&&&+34 ft (10.4 m) The building was burned down by vandals in 1974; some cast iron foundation piles remain.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Coast Guard. Florida Historic Light Station Information & Photography. United States Coast Guard Website. Retrieved on 2012-10-30.
  2. ^ USCG 2012, pg. 13
  3. ^ USCG 2012, pg. 9
  4. ^ "Home". Ponce de Leon Lighthouse & Museum. Retrieved on 2012-10-29.
  5. ^ a b USCG 2012, pg. 14
  6. ^ USCG 2012, pg. 13

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