American Shoal Lighthouse, Key West, Florida
Characteristics: Three-group flashing white every 15-seconds with two red sectors.
Height: 124 feet
DayMark: Brown octagonal pyramidal skeletal tower enclosing white staricase and brown octagonal dwelling; screwpile foundation.
History: Constructed 1879 – 1880. First Lighted: July 15, 1880.
Lens: Original: 1st order revolving Fresnel lens (removed in 1980). Present: Vega VRB-25 revolving beacon; RACON. Focal Plane: 109 feet.
Construction: Builders: Phoenix Iron Co. Iron screwpile constructed of wrought iron.
24 31 30 N
81 31 12 W
Operated by: Untied States Coast Guard
Visit Status: Closed to public
Facilities: None, no handicap access
Visitor Info: From Sugarloaf Key the lighthouse is approachable by boat and can be seen from shore. The Florida Keys Reef Lights Foundation has been formed to promote the establishment of a lighthouse museum with eventual lighthouse tours and access.