Fort Barrancas Lighthouse, Fort Barrancas, Florida
FORT BARRANCAS RANGE LIGHTS (PENSACOLA)
Location: WESTERN END OF FLORIDA PANHANDLE GULF OF MEXICO
Front Range Light: ON THE BEACH NEAR FORT BARRANCAS, NORTHERLY SIDE OF THE WESTERLY END OF PENSACOLA BAY (30° 20' 45" N x 87° 18' 08 W)
Rear Range Light: ON BLUFF, 400 FEET N. 3/4 E. IN REAR OF THE PRECEDING (30° 20' 49" N x 87° 18' 07" W)
Station Established: 1859
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit:
Tower Shape: PYRAMIDAL SKELETAL TOWER
Relationship to Other Structure: SEPARATE
- The Fort Barrancas Light was also known as the Barrancas Rear Range Light or the Pensacola-Barrancas Rear Range Light.
- There is an automatic modern beacon in the vicinity of the site of the original light.
- This light was destroyed.
Researched and written by Melissa Buckler, a volunteer through the Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society.