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Ponce de Leon Inlet (Mosquito Inlet)

Location: south of Daytona Beach near Ponce Inlet, FL
Photo by: Jay Malone
Source: Flickr Creative Commons

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About Ponce de Leon Inlet (Mosquito Inlet)


The location of the light is south of Daytona Beach. The nearest city is Ponce Inlet, FL. The station was first established in 1835. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1887.

The lighthouse is a red brick conical tower.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 159 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 17 nautical miles. The tower height is 175 ft. The light has a period of 30 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Yes    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 610 (U.S.)
Identification number: J2878 (International)

Light was automated in 1953.

The Ponce De Leon Inlet Light Station was designated a National Historic Landmark on August 5, 1998, one of only ten lighthouses to earn this designation.

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 30 second period, the light is on for less than 15 then off for more than 15.

Ponce de Leon Inlet (Mosquito Inlet) was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on Sept. 22, 1972, reference number 72000355.

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