Close-up view of the Key West Lighthouse - Monroe County, Florida

Close-up view of the Key West Lighthouse - Monroe County, Florida


Image Number

  • c002877

Year

  • 1947

Series Title

General Note

  • Accompanying note: "Key West boast of an 11,000 candlepower lighthouse which throws light out to sea for 15 miles to warn ships of the shoals and guide them safely to her deep water harbor."

Rights

    Biography Note

  • The first Key West Lighthouse, 65 feet tall, was built in 1825 near the shoreline of the island, but in 1846 a hurricane destroyed it and killed 14 people inside. A new 66-foot lighthouse was constructed farther inland in 1847. In 1894, the new tower was increased to 86 feet. With a base about 15 feet above sea level, the light source is 100 feet high. Removed from active service in 1969, the lighthouse and keeper's house became a museum and are open to visitors.

Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 2 x 2 in.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Subject Corporate

Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: 37372.

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Chicago Manual of Style

Close-up view of the Key West Lighthouse - Monroe County, Florida. 1947. Black & white photoprint, 2 x 2 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/55584>, accessed 16 January 2019.

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Close-up view of the Key West Lighthouse - Monroe County, Florida. 1947. Black & white photoprint. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 16 Jan. 2019.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/55584>.

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