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.

Name Image Location Coordinates Year first lit Automated Year deactivated Current Lens Focal Height
Alligator Reef Light Alligator-reef-lh.JPG Islamorada 24°51′6″N 80°37′6″W / 24.85167°N 80.61833°W / 24.85167; -80.61833 (Alligator Reef Light) 1873 1963 2015[1]
(Replaced)
VRB-25 136 136 ft (41 m)
Amelia Island Light Ameliaislandlh.JPG Fernandina Beach
(Amelia Island)
30°40′23.46″N 81°26′32.8″W / 30.6731833°N 81.442444°W / 30.6731833; -81.442444 (Amelia Island Light) 1838 1970[2] Active Unknown 107 107 ft (33 m)
Amelia Island North Range Light Amelianorthrange.jpg St. Mary's River
(Mouth)
30°42′09″N 81°26′26″W / 30.70250°N 81.44056°W / 30.70250; -81.44056 (Amelia Island North Range Light) 1858 (First)
1872 (Last)
Never 1899
(Destroyed by 1925)
None 030 30 ft (9.1 m)
American Shoal Light Americanshoal.JPG Saddlebunch Keys 24°31′30″N 81°31′12″W / 24.52500°N 81.52000°W / 24.52500; -81.52000 (American Shoal Light) 1880 1963 2015[3]
(Replaced)
VRB-25 109 109 ft (33 m)
Anclote Keys Light USCG Anclote Keys Lighthouse.jpg Tarpon Springs
(Anclote Key)
28°10′01.11″N 82°50′40.74″W / 28.1669750°N 82.8446500°W / 28.1669750; -82.8446500 (Anclote Keys Light) 1887 1952 Active
(Inactive: 1984-2003)
Fourth-order Fresnel
(Replica)
110 110 ft (34 m)
Cape Canaveral Light
(Old)
left tower Cape Canaveral
(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 Never 1868
(Demolished in 1893)
None 060 60 ft (18 m)
Cape Canaveral Light
(New)
Intelsat IV-F5 Launch - GPN-2000-000639.jpg Cape Canaveral
(Cape Canaveral 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 1960 Active DCB-224 137 137 ft (42 m)
Cape Florida Light Lighthouse 4.JPG Cape Florida 25°39′59.72″N 80°09′21.47″W / 25.6665889°N 80.1559639°W / 25.6665889; -80.1559639 (Cape Florida Light) 1825
(First)
1847
(Current)
1978 Active
(Inactive: 1878-1978)
300mm 095 95 ft (29 m)
Cape San Blas Light Cape San Blas Light.jpg Cape San Blas 29°40′16.41″N 85°21′22.72″W / 29.6712250°N 85.3563111°W / 29.6712250; -85.3563111 (Cape San Blas Light) 1848
(First)
1885
(Current)
1981 1996 None 101 101 ft (31 m)
Cape St. George Light (Old) Capestgeorge1900s.JPG Cape 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 1949 2005
(Collapsed)
None 072 72 ft (22 m)
Cape St. George Light (New) Cape St. George Lighthouse.jpg Cape 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
(Replica)
Always Active Third-order Fresnel
(Replica)
072 72 ft (22 m)
Carysfort Reef Light Carysfort-reef-lh.JPG Key Largo
(Carysfort Reef)
25°13′18″N 80°12′42″W / 25.22167°N 80.21167°W / 25.22167; -80.21167 (Carysfort Reef Light) 1852 1962 2014 None 100 100 ft (30 m)
Cedar Key Light Cedarkeylh.JPG Cedar Key 29°05′47.33″N 83°03′55″W / 29.0964806°N 83.06528°W / 29.0964806; -83.06528 (Cedar Key Light) 1854 Never 1915 None 075 75 ft (23 m)
Charlotte Harbor Light Charlottehbrlh.JPG Punta Gorda 26°45′35″N 82°06′29″W / 26.75972°N 82.10806°W / 26.75972; -82.10806 (Charlotte Harbor Light) 1890 1918 1943
(Demolished)
None 036 36 ft (11 m)
Cosgrove Shoal Light N/A 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 Always Active 200mm 054 54 ft (16 m)
Crooked River Light Carrabelle lths04.JPG Carrabelle
(Dog Island)
29°49′39″N 84°42′04″W / 29.82750°N 84.70111°W / 29.82750; -84.70111 (Crooked River Light) 1895 1952 Active
(Inactive: 1995-2007)
Fourth-order Fresnel
(Replica)
115 115 ft (35 m)
Dames Point Light N/A Jacksonville 30°23′00″N 81°33′16″W / 30.38333°N 81.55444°W / 30.38333; -81.55444 (Dames Point Light) 1872 Never 1893
(Destroyed in 1913)
None 035 35 ft (11 m)
Dog Island Light Dogislandlh.JPG Carrabelle
(Dog Island)
29°47′N 84°40′W / 29.783°N 84.667°W / 29.783; -84.667 (Dog Island Light) 1839 (First)
1872 (Last)
Never 1873
(Destroyed and replaced)
None 070 70 ft (21 m)
Dry Tortugas Light Dry Tortugas Lighthouse 2005.jpg Loggerhead Key
(Dry Tortugas)
24°38′00″N 82°55′12″W / 24.63333°N 82.92000°W / 24.63333; -82.92000 (Dry Tortugas Light) 1858 1988 Active VRB-25 151 151 ft (46 m)
Egmont Key Light EgmontkeyWith.JPG St. Petersburg
(Tampa Bay)
27°36′03″N 82°45′39″W / 27.60083°N 82.76083°W / 27.60083; -82.76083 (Egmont Key Light) 1848
(First)
1858
(Current)
1990 Active DCB-24 085 85 ft (26 m)
Fowey Rocks Light Fowey Lighthouse.jpg 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 1975 Active VRB-25 110 110 ft (34 m)
Garden Key Light Garden Key Light at sunset.jpg Fort Jefferson
(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) 1826
(First)
1877
(Current)
1912 1924 Decorative 070 70 ft (21 m)
Gasparilla Island Light Gasparilla Island Rear Range Light.jpg Boca Grande 26°43′02″N 82°15′39″W / 26.71722°N 82.26083°W / 26.71722; -82.26083 (Boca Grande Light Rear) 1932 1956 1966 None 105 105 ft (32 m)
Hen and Chickens Shoal Light N/A 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 Always Active Acetylene 035 35 ft (11 m)
Hillsboro Inlet Light Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse.jpg Hillsboro Beach
(Hillsboro Inlet)
26°15′33″N 80°04′51″W / 26.25917°N 80.08083°W / 26.25917; -80.08083 (Hillsboro Inlet Light) 1907 1974 Active Second-order Fresnel 136 136 ft (41 m)
Jupiter Inlet Light Jupiter Lighthouse.JPG Jupiter 26°56′55″N 80°04′55″W / 26.94861°N 80.08194°W / 26.94861; -80.08194 (Jupiter Inlet Light) 1860 1928 Active Unknown 146 146 ft (45 m)
Key West Light Key West Lighthouse.jpg 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) 1826
(First)
1849
(Current)
1915 1969
(Now a museum)
None 091 91 ft (28 m)
Molasses Reef Light Molasses Reef Light, Florida.jpg Key Largo
(Molasses Reef)
25°00′42.66″N 80°22′35.31″W / 25.0118500°N 80.3764750°W / 25.0118500; -80.3764750 (Molasses Reef Light) 1921 Always Active[4] Unknown 045 45 ft (14 m)
Northwest Passage Light Northwestpassagekwlh.JPG Key West 24°37′8.31″N 81°53′56.71″W / 24.6189750°N 81.8990861°W / 24.6189750; -81.8990861 (Northwest Passage Light) 1855 (First)
1879 (Last)
1911 1971
(Destroyed)
None 047 47 ft (14 m)
Pacific Reef Light Pacificreeflight.JPG 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 Always Active Unknown 044 44 ft (13 m)
Pensacola Light NAS Pensacola;vt15.jpg Pensacola
(Pensacola Bay)
30°20′47″N 87°18′29″W / 30.34639°N 87.30806°W / 30.34639; -87.30806 (Pensacola Light) 1824
(First)
1859
(Current)
1965 Active Unknown 191 191 ft (58 m)
Ponce de Leon Inlet Light Ponce Inlet Lighthouse 01.jpg Ponce Inlet 29°04′49″N 80°55′41″W / 29.08028°N 80.92806°W / 29.08028; -80.92806 (Ponce de Leon Inlet Light) 1887 1953 Active
(Inactive: 1970-1982)
Third-order Fresnel 159 159 ft (48 m)
Port Boca Grande Light Gasparilla Island SP lighthouse02.jpg Boca Grande
(Gasparilla Island)
26°43′02″N 82°15′39″W / 26.71722°N 82.26083°W / 26.71722; -82.26083 (Port Boca Grande Light) 1890 1956 Active
(Inactive: 1966-1986)
377mm 041 41 ft (12 m)
Pulaski Shoal Light Pulaskishoallh.JPG Key West 24°41′36.02″N 82°46′22.79″W / 24.6933389°N 82.7729972°W / 24.6933389; -82.7729972 (Pulaski Shoal Light) 1935
(First)
Unknown
(Current)
Always Active Unknown 049 49 ft (15 m)
Rebecca Shoal Light Rebeccashoal.JPG Marquesas Keys 24°34′42″N 82°35′06″W / 24.57833°N 82.58500°W / 24.57833; -82.58500 (Rebecca Shoal Light) 1886 1926 1953
(Demolished)
None 066 66 ft (20 m)
Sand Key Light Sand Key Light 2005.jpg Key West 24°27′14.18″N 81°52′39.02″W / 24.4539389°N 81.8775056°W / 24.4539389; -81.8775056 (Sand Key Light) 1827
(First)
1853
(Current)
1941 2014
(Replaced)
VRB-25 109 109 ft (33 m)
Sanibel Island Light SanibelIslLight.jpg Sanibel 26°27′10.51″N 82°00′51.32″W / 26.4529194°N 82.0142556°W / 26.4529194; -82.0142556 (Sanibel Island Light) 1884 1949 Active 190mm 098 98 ft (30 m)
Smith Shoal Light N/A 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
(First)
Unknown
(Current)
Always Active Unknown 049 49 ft (15 m)
Sombrero Key Light USCGSombrero key 1971 sm.jpg 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 1960 2015
(Replaced)
None 142 142 ft (43 m)
St. Augustine Light (Old) Staugustine1824.JPG St. Augustine
(Anastasia Island)
N/A 1824[5]A Never 1874
(Destroyed in 1880)
None 052 52 ft (16 m)
St. Augustine Light (New) StAugustineLighthouse.jpg St. Augustine
(Anastasia Island)
29°53′08″N 81°17′19″W / 29.88556°N 81.28861°W / 29.88556; -81.28861 (St. Augustine Light) 1874 1955 Active First-order Fresnel 161 161 ft (49 m)
St. Johns Light Stjohns1954.JPG Atlantic Beach 30°23′10″N 81°23′53″W / 30.38611°N 81.39806°W / 30.38611; -81.39806 (St. Johns Light) 1954 1967 Active VRB-25 083 83 ft (25 m)
St. Johns River Light Mayport FL lighthouse01.jpg Atlantic Beach 30°23′36.77″N 81°25′33.49″W / 30.3935472°N 81.4259694°W / 30.3935472; -81.4259694 (St. Johns River Light) 1830
(First)
1858
(Last)
Never 1929 None 081 81 ft (25 m)
St. Joseph Bay Light N/A St. Joseph Peninsula 29°53′N 85°23′W / 29.883°N 85.383°W / 29.883; -85.383 (St. Joseph Bay Light) 1839 Never 1847B
(Lens moved)
None 050 50 ft (15 m)
St. Joseph Point Rear Range Light Stjosephpointrear.JPG Apalachicola
(St. Joseph Bay)
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 Never 1960C None 078 78 ft (24 m)
St. Marks Light (Old) USCGStmarks1840.JPG St. Marks N/A 1831 Never 1842
(Demolished)
None 065 65 ft (20 m)
St. Marks Light (New) St-marks-lighthouse.jpg St. Marks 30°04′19″N 84°10′48″W / 30.07194°N 84.18000°W / 30.07194; -84.18000 (St. Marks Light) 1842 1960 Active Unknown 082 82 ft (25 m)
Tennessee Reef Light Tennesseereeflight.JPG Long Key 24°44′45.88″N 80°46′56.47″W / 24.7460778°N 80.7823528°W / 24.7460778; -80.7823528 (Tennessee Reef Light) 1933 Always Active Unknown 049 49 ft (15 m)
Volusia Bar Light Volusiabar.jpg Lake George 29°12′24″N 81°34′46″W / 29.20667°N 81.57944°W / 29.20667; -81.57944 (Volusia Bar Light) 1886 Never 1916
(Destroyed in 1974)
None 034 34 ft (10 m)

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Notes[edit]

A.^ The first tower was built around 1737. Archival records are inconclusive as to whether the Spanish used the tower as a lighthouse. While it seems likely, not enough has been gathered to place it as a fact.
B.^ The tower was washed away in 1851.
C.^ In 1960, the lighthouse was replaced with a skeletal steel tower. The old structure moved multiple times as a private residence before it was returned to St. Joseph Bay in 1979. While the old light remains a private residence, its current owner has restored its former appearance with a rebuilt lantern room.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alligator Reef Lighthouse". Lighthouse Friends. Retrieved October 11, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Amelia Island Lighthouse". Lighthouse Friends. Retrieved October 11, 2017. 
  3. ^ "American Shoal Lighthouse". Lighthouse Friends. Retrieved October 11, 2017. 
  4. ^ USCG 2012, pg. 9
  5. ^ {[cite web|url=http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=347%7Ctitle=St. Augustine Lighthouse|work=Lighthouse Friends|accessdate=October 12, 2017}}


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