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American Shoal Lighthouse,
Summerland Key, FL
*Dates of operation~~ 1880-present
*Building Material~~ Iron
*Tower~~ 109 feet
*Elevation~~ Sea level
*Markings~~ Formerly brown w/ white center column, now solid red
*Light Pattern~~ White flash every 15 seconds w/ 2 red sectors
*Existing Buildings~~ Keeper's quarters (integral to tower)
*Automated~~ 1963
*Original Lens~~ First Order Drum-type Fresnel
*Current Lens~~ Vega VRB-25, solar powered
*Open to Public?~~ No
*Current Owner~~ U. S. Coast Guard
*Waterway Location~~ Atlantic Ocean at entrance to Gulf of Mexico, 15 miles east of Key
West
*Significant Feature~~ An almost exact duplicate of
Fowey Rocks Light, this was the last
of the line of skeletal lighthouses built along the Florida Keys.   

   LINKS
Drone Footage of Lighthouse and Surroundings
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RcGU5pref8

Roger Bansemer's lighthouse page
http://www.bansemer.com/florida_lighthouses/american_shoal_lighthouse.htm

Lighthouse Friends' lighthouse info and history
http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=700
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