Cosgrove Shoal Light, Cosgrove Shoal, Florida Keys, Florida
Built in 1935.
COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT
Location: IN 14 FEET OF WATER, 20 MILES WSW OF KEY WEST, SOUTH OF THE MARQUESAS KEYS
Station Established: 1935
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1935
Tower Shape / Markings / Pattern: Black tankhouse on red hexagonal skeleton tower on piles
Original lens: 200mm
Characteristic: Flashing white: 4 flashes 0.4 seconds each, 3 eclipses 1.6 seconds each, 1 eclipse 5.6 seconds
Fog Signal: Bell on buoy
- Design for a standardized wrought iron structure developed in 1932.
- Cosgrove Shoal Light established in 1935. Identical structures put in place were the Smith Shoal Light (1933), Pulaski Shoal Light (1935) and the Tennessee Reef Light (1935).