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Anclote Keys Light

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Automated  1952
Foundation  piling
Opened  1887
Focal height  34 m
Year first constructed  1887
Deactivated  1985-2003
Height  31 m
Range  35,188 m
Added to NRHP  1 April 1999
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Location  Anclote Key Tarpon Springs Florida United states
Construction  cast iron skeletal tower
Tower shape  skeletal tower with central cylinder, balcony and lantern
Similar  Anclote Key, Cedar Key Light, St Joseph Point Light, Charlotte Harbor Light, Dog Island Light

Anclote key preserve state park aerial view


The Anclote Keys Light is a lighthouse built in 1887 on Anclote Key, the largest of the Anclote Keys. It is a skeletal square pyramidal tower, painted brown, with a black lantern. After the lighthouse was automated in 1952 the tower and other buildings at the site were often vandalized, interfering with the operation of the light. The Coast Guard determined that the light was no longer needed and deactivated it in 1984. The site was eventually turned over to the State of Florida and added to Anclote Key Preserve State Park. As of 2003 the lighthouse has been restored and relighted using a reproduction fourth-order Fresnel lens. Anclote Key is accessible only by boat.

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It is listed as Anclote Key Light number 1555 in the USCG light lists.

Keepers

Head
  • James Gardner (1887 – 1888)
  • Samuel E. Hope, Jr. (1888 – 1889)
  • James M. Baggett (1889 – 1891)
  • Robert S. Meyer (1891 – 1914)
  • Thomas A. Moody (1914 – 1923)
  • Robert S. Meyer (1923 – 1933),
  • James L. Pippin (1933 – at least 1949)
  • References

    Anclote Keys Light Wikipedia


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