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

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


Image Number

  • c007356

Year

  • 1948

Date Note

  • Photographed on December 18, 1948.

Series Title

General Note

  • Accompanying note: "At the foot of America, Key West's lighthouse is visible 15 miles at sea. The 11,000 candle power is a friend to seafarers, guiding them past treacherous bars and shoals."

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 - 5 x 4 in.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Subject Corporate

Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: 37375.

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Close-up view of the Key West Lighthouse - Monroe County, Florida. 1948. Black & white photoprint, 5 x 4 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/56002>, accessed 22 January 2019.

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Close-up view of the Key West Lighthouse - Monroe County, Florida. 1948. Black & white photoprint. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 22 Jan. 2019.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/56002>.

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