Loggerhead Key Lighthouse
Characteristics: Flashing white light every twenty seconds.
Height: 157 feet, 204 steps
DayMark: Conical brick tower, lower half white, upper half black.
History: Constructed 1857-58. First Lighted July 1, 1858
Lens: Original: First-order Fresnel lens; L. Sautter 1858; Second-order bivalve lins; Henry-LePaute (circa 1910, removed in 1984). Present: DCB 24-inch rotating beacon. Focal Plane: 151 feet.
Construction: Builder: Under supervision of engineers at Fort Jefferson. Brick, conical tower constructed of brick with granite steps; iron.
Other Buildings: Former kitchen, 1926 dwelling, cisterns, attached oil house.
24 38 00 N
82 55 12 W
Operated by: United States Coast Guard
Visit Status: Grounds Only
Facilities: None, no handicap access, Gift Shop
Visitor Info: Grounds only, access by boat or sea plane from Key West. Periodically opened by park rangers.
National Park Service
Paul Taylor, Supervisory Ranger
P.O. Box 6208
Key West, FL 33041