This was the first lighthouse in the world to be built using dovetailed granite blocks interlocking both laterally and vertically. This became the standard for waveswept towers around the world.
Tower Height: 117
Height of Focal Plane: 100
Characteristic and Range: Two white flashes every 13 seconds, visible for 20 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: Conical granite tower, helicopter deck at top.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1862
Date Present Tower Built: 1862
Date Automated: 1996
Optics: Now solar-powered modern optic.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? No.
Keepers: Francis Arthur Coleman (c. 1890s - at least 1901)