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Anclote Key Light

Location: the southern end of Anclote Key near Anclote, FL

Source: USBeacons

About Anclote Key Light


The location of the light is the southern end of Anclote Key. The nearest city is Anclote, FL. The station was first established in 1887. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1887.

The lighthouse is a brown skeleton tower.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 110 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 19 nautical miles. The tower height is 110 ft. The light has a period of 20 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Private aid to navigation.

Identification number: 3-1555 (U.S.)

The light was automated in 1952 and later deactivated in 1985. The Tarpon Springs Historical Society owns the lighthouse.

A 'flashing' light is a light in which the total duration of light in a period is shorter than the total duration of darkness and the appearances of light (flashes) are usually of equal duration. So in the 20 second period, the light is on for less than 10 then off for more than 10.

Anclote Key Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 1, 1999, reference number 99000410.

Today's Conditions on Site

Astronomical Info.

Astronomical Dawn: 6:02 am
Sunrise: 7:25 am
Sunset: 6:00 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 7:22 pm

Local Marine Forecast.

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