View looking towards the Sanibel Island Lighthouse and keepers quarters - Lee County, Florida

View looking towards the Sanibel Island Lighthouse and keepers quarters - Lee County, Florida


Image Number

  • c000874

Year

  • 19--

Series Title

    Biography Note

  • The 104-foot iron-pile Sanibel Island Lighthouse was completed in 1884 after 51 years of requests for a navigational aid. Its third-order Fresnel lens then became a midpoint light between Egmont Key (Tampa) and Key West. Manufactured in New Jersey and shipped to Florida, the tower was lost in a shipwreck two miles from its destination. Divers salvaged all but two small brackets. The pyramidal, 127-step iron tower and two keeper's houses are the oldest buildings on Sanibel Island. The original light was a fixed white beam that varied with a brighter flash every two minutes. The current optic that produces two grouped flashes every ten seconds was installed in 1965. Still active, the lighthouse is not open to the public; the keepers houses are used by employees of the J. N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge.

Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 2 x 2 in.

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Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: 37415.

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View looking towards the Sanibel Island Lighthouse and keepers quarters - Lee County, Florida. 19--. Black & white photoprint, 2 x 2 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/55459>, accessed 31 August 2016.

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View looking towards the Sanibel Island Lighthouse and keepers quarters - Lee County, Florida. 19--. Black & white photoprint. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 31 Aug. 2016.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/55459>.

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