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Name: Boca Chita Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Miami, Florida, United States

Location: Boca Chita Key, east of Miami.

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Photo: Nancy J. Rau
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Managing Organization:
Biscayne National Park


This lighthouse was built by Mark C. Honeywell, who owned the island from 1937 to 1945. The Honeywell Corporation tycoon thought the lighthouse would help his boat captain to have a landmark for use as a navigational bearing. The lighthouse was lit, but Honeywell was soon informed that the lighthouse constituted a hazard to navigation. Within hours after it was first lit it was extinguished. The lightouse is open to the public intermittently, but not a regularly scheduled basis.

Tower Height: 65

Description of Tower: Conical limestone tower.

This light is not operational

Date Established: c. 1937

Date Present Tower Built: c. 1937

Current Use: Attraction in national park.

Open To Public? At times.


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