Sombrero Key Lighthouse
Characteristics: Five-group flashing white every 60-seconds with three red sectors.
Height: 156 feet, 133 steps
DayMark: Brown, octagonal, pyramidal skeletal tower
Lens: Original: First-order fixed Fresnel lens; Henry-LePaute 1858. Present: Veg VRB-25 rotating beacon. Focal Plane: 142 feet.
Construction: Builders: George Gordon Meade. I. P. Morris company in Philadelphia fabricated the ironwork. Screwpile, skeletal tower constructed of wrought iron and wood.
24 37 36 N
81 06 36 W
Operated by: United States Coast Guard
Visit Status: Closed to public
Facilities: None, no handicap access
Visitor Info: Approachable by boat from Marathon and can be seen from land at Sombrero Beach State Park. The Florida Keys Reef Lights Foundation has been formed to promote the establishment of a lighthouse museum with future lighthouse tours and access.
Florida Keys Reef Lights Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 1517
Key West, FL 33041