Smith Shoal Light, near Key West, Florida Keys, Florida
SMITH SHOAL LIGHT
Location: IN 20 FEET OF WATER, ON NORTHEAST END OF SMITH SHOAL, ABOUT 11 MILES NNW OF KEW WEST
Station Established: 1933
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1933
Tower Shape / Markings / Pattern: Black tank house on white hexagonal pyramidal skeleton tower on piles.
Original lens: Fourth Order
Characteristic: Flashing white, flash every 1 second.
Fog Signal: None
- Design for a standardized 49-foot wrought iron structure developed in 1932.
- Smith Shoal Light was established in 1933. Identical 49-foot structures put in place were the Cosgrove Shoal Light (1935), Pulaski Shoal Light (1935), and the Tennessee Reef Light (1933).