St. Marks Lighthouse
Characteristics: Occulting white light every four seconds (electric flasher)
Height: 88 feet, 80 steps
DayMark: White-washed conical brick tower with a black lantern
History: Constructed 1829-1830, 1842. First Lighted 1831,1842. On National Register Listing.
Lens: Original: Fifteen Lewis Argand lamps with fourteen-inch reflectors; Winslow Lewis (1831). Present: Forth-order fixed Fresnel lens; Henry-Lepaute (1867). Focal Plane: 82 feet.
Construction: Architect: Winslow Lewis. Builder: Benjamin Beal and Jairus Thayer (first tower); Calvin Knowlton (second and third towers). Conical brick tower constructed of brick and iron.
Other Buildings: Attached 1871 keeper’s dwelling.
30 04 18 N
84 10 48 W
Operated by: United States Coast Guard & St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge
Visit Status: Grounds Only
Days Open: Refuge Open Daily
Facilities: None, no handicap access
Hours Open: Refuge is open 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Visitor Info: Grounds only, access through St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge.
Admission: Free ($5.00 admission to the Wildlife Refuge)
St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge
P.O. Box 68
St. Marks, FL 32355