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Anclote Keys Light

Nov. 1, 2019
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Anclote Keys Light, Anclote Keys, near Tarpon Springs, Florida

ANCLOTE KEYS LIGHT

Location: ANCLOTE KEY AT ANCLOTE RIVER MOUTH; NORTH OF PALM HARBOR ON THE GULF SIDE OF THE FLORIDA PENINSULA
Station Established: 1887
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1887
Operational: No
Automated:
Deactivated: 1984
Foundation Materials: Pilings
Construction Materials: Cast iron
Tower Shape: Skeletal with central cylinder
Height: 110-feet
Markings/Pattern: Brown with black lantern
Characteristics: Four grouped white flashes every 30 seconds; Became one red flash every 30 seconds in 1899.
Relationship to Other Structure: Separate
Original Lens: Third Order, Fresnel, 1887
Foghorn: None

Historical Information:

  • Located on the remote island containing the Anclote Key State Preserve. This island is accessible only by boat. 
  • Modern navigation equipment made this lighthouse obsolete and it was decommissioned in 1984.