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Name: Boca Chita Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Miami, Florida, United States

Location: Boca Chita Key, east of Miami.


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Photo: Nancy J. Rau
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Managing Organization:
Biscayne National Park

Website: http://www.nps.gov/bisc/planyourvisit/bocachita.htm

Notes:
This lighthouse was built by Mark C. Honeywell, who owned the island from 1937 to 1945. The Honeywell Corporation tycoon thought the lighthouse would help his boat captain to have a landmark for use as a navigational bearing. The lighthouse was lit, but Honeywell was soon informed that the lighthouse constituted a hazard to navigation. Within hours after it was first lit it was extinguished. The lightouse is open to the public intermittently, but not a regularly scheduled basis.

Tower Height: 65

Description of Tower: Conical limestone tower.

This light is not operational

Date Established: c. 1937

Date Present Tower Built: c. 1937

Current Use: Attraction in national park.

Open To Public? At times.

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