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Name: Fowey Rocks Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Key Biscayne, Florida, United States

Location: Ten miles south of Cape Florida


Click to enlarge: Photo   
Photo: Ralph Eshelman, National Park Service

Managing Organization:
Biscayne National Park

Notes:
This lighthouse is within Biscayne National Park. For information about boating and other activities in the park, call (305) 230-7275. The Dante Fascell Visitor Center at Convoy Point is located nine miles east of Homestead on S.W. 328th Street (North Canal Drive), adjacent to Homestead Bayfront Park and Marina.

Description of Tower: Cast iron skeletal tower with integral keeper's quarters.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1878

Date Present Tower Built: 1878

Date Automated: 1974

Optics: 1878: First order Fresnel lens; now VRB-25, solar powered.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

Directions:
The lighthouse can be seen very distantly (photos are possible only with a very long lens, probably at least 400mm) from the area near Cape Florida Light; it is accessible by boat or plane only.

Keepers: Mike Scanlon (Coast Guard, 1961), Marcus Hagan (Coast Guard, c. 1961), Tom Bohannon (Coast Guard, c. 1961)

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