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SANIBEL ISLAND LIGHT

State: FLORIDA
Location: POINT YBEL, SANIBEL ISLAND
Nearest City: SANIBEL
County: LEE
U.S.C.G. District: 7
Year Station Established: 1884


Sanibel Island Light
Photo courtesy J.N. Ding National Wildlife Refuge
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1884
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1949
  • Foundation Materials: IRON PILE
  • Construction Materials: IRON
  • Markings/Patterns: BROWN
  • Shape: PYRAMIDAL SKELETAL W/CENTRAL COLUMN
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 102
  • Original Optic: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1884
  • Present Optic: 300 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1965
  • Height of Focal Plane: 98
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: SIMILAR THIRD ORDER LENS ON DISPLAY AT BURNAP COTTAGE AT THE HISTORICAL VILLAGE AS WELL AS SWEDISH 500 MM DRUM LENS INSTALLED 1962
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1884
  • Number of Stories: 1
  • Architectural Style: WEST INDIAN VERNACULAR
  • Construction Materials: FRAME ON IRON PILES
Other Structures: CISTERN, OIL HOUSE, 2ND KEEPERS

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/KEEPERS SERVE AS HOUSING

Owner/Manager: USCG LEASE TO CITY OF SANIBEL

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #74000648
Name of Listing: SANIBEL LIGHTHOUSE & KEEPER'S QUARTERS
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:



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