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CARIBBEAN - NAVASSA ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE

By USCG - CG-232

State: CARIBBEAN
Location: WINDWARD PASSAGE/WEST INDIES
Nearest City: NEAR JAMAICA
County:
U.S.C.G. District: 7
Year Station Established: 1917

Existing Historic Tower

Year Light First Lit: 1917
Is the Light Operational? NO
Date Deactivated: 1996
Automated: 1929
Foundation Materials: STONE
Construction Materials: CONCRETE
Markings/Patterns: LIGHT GREY
Shape: CONICAL W/BUTTRESSES
Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
Tower Height: 162
Original Optic: SECOND ORDER, FRESNEL
Year Original Lens Installed: 1917
Last Optic: 190 MM, SOLAR POWERED
Year Last Lens Installed: 1980
Height of Focal Plane: 395
Fresnel Lens Disposition:
Has tower been moved? NO

Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? NO (IN RUINS)

Other Structures:

Current Use: ABANDONED - WITHIN NATL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Owner/Manager: U.S. FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE

Open to the Public? NO

National Register Status: NONE; Reference # 0
Name of Listing:
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
TALLEST REINFORCED CONCRETE TOWER WHEN BUILT; 1996 USCG CEASED OPERATION OF LIGHT; ISLAND IS PART OF THE CARIBBEAN ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE


 

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