Garden Key Lighthouse
Characteristics: Red and white flashing light (originally); Current: flashing white every 6 seconds with 1 red sector
Height: 82 feet
DayMark: White dwelling on brown pile foundation with black lantern
History: Constructed in 1886. First Lighted November 1, 1886.
Lens: Original: Fourth-order revolving Fresnel lens (1886). Fourth-order Fresnel lens (1889). Present: Solar-powered 250mm lantern. Focal Plane: 66 feet.
Construction: Architect and Builder unknown. House-style lighthouse on iron screwpiles constructed of wood and iron.
Operated by: United States Coast Guard
Location: 43 miles west of Key West
Visit Status: Accessible by boat
Facilities: None, no handicap access
Visitor Info: Accessible by boat only out of Key West