3300 tons of granite were used to build this tower. This was the first lighthouse of its type to have a helicopter deck constructed at its summit (1973).
Tower Height: 135
Height of Focal Plane: 112
Characteristic and Range: White flash every 15 seconds, visible for 23 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: Conical granite tower, helicopter deck on top.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1870
Date Present Tower Built: 1862-1870
Date Automated: 1988
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? No.
Keepers: Francis Arthur Coleman (c. late 1800s)