American Shoal Lighthouse, Key West, Florida From Sugarloaf Key the lighthouse is approachable by boat and can be seen from shore.

American Shoal Lighthouse, Key West, Florida

American Shoal Lighthouse Key West, Florida

Active: Yes

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.
Coordinates:
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.