Lighthouses of Florida


It was not until 1821 that Florida became part of the United States. With the Louisiana Purchase many ports along the Gulf of Mexico opened up, and this brought increased shipping traffic to Florida. The increased shipping traffic also brought undesired effects...Pirates and shipwrecks.

The following year, Congress under pressure from mariners, decided to set up several naval bases in Florida to suppress piracy. To suppress the shipwrecks, Congress also signed off on the constructions of several lighthouses and a lightship.

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Alligator Reef - 1873
Matecumbe Key, Florida

Amelia Island - 1838
Fernandina Beach, Florida

American Shoal - 1880
Sugarloaf Key, Florida

Boca Grande Rear Range (Gasparilla Island) - 1881
Gasparilla Island, Florida

Cape Canaveral - 1868
Cape Canaveral, Florida

Cape Florida - 1845
Key Biscayne, Florida

Carysfort Reef - 1852
Key Largo, Florida

Faro Blanco - 1950
Marathon, Florida

Garden Key - 1876
Dry Tortugas, Florida

Hillsboro Inlet - 1907
Pompano Beach, Florida

Jupiter Inlet - 1860
Jupiter, Florida

Key West - 1847
Key West, Florida

Loggerhead Key - 1858
Loggerhead Key, Florida

Pensacola - 1858
Pensacola, Florida

Ponce Inlet - 1887
Ponce Inlet, Florida

Port Boca Grande (Gasparilla Island) - 1890
Gasparilla Island, Florida

Rebecca Shoal - 1886
West of Key West, Florida

Sand Key - 1853
South of Key West, Florida

Sanibel Island - 1884
Sanibel Island, Florida

Sombrero Key - 1858
Marathon, Florida

St. Augustine - 1874
St. Augustine, Florida

St. John's River - 1859
Mayport, Florida

There are 22 lighthouses featured on this site for Florida.


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