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Name: Sanibel Island Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Sanibel, Florida, United States

Location: Eastern end of Sanibel Island, Gulf of Mexico.

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Managing Organization:
City of Sanibel

Telephone: 941-472-4135


Contact Address Information:
800 Dunlop Rd.
Florida, 33957, United States

Sanibel city employees live in the keeper's houses and maintain the property.

Tower Height: 102

Height of Focal Plane: 98

Description of Tower: Brown, square pyramidal skeleton tower with central cylinder.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
1884 one-story keeper's house, second keeper's house, oil house. cistern.

Date Established: 1884

Date Present Tower Built: 1884

Date Automated: 1949

Optics: 1884: Third order Fresnel lens; now 300mm optic.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation

Open To Public? Grounds only.

Take Route 867 and the Sanibel Causeway to Sanibel Island. Turn left on Periwinkle Way, follow for about 4.8 miles and look for signs for the lighthouse.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Keepers: Dudley Richardson (1884-1892); Henry Shanahan [Shannahan?] (1888-1913, died in service); Eugene Shanahan (1913-?), William Robert England, Jr. (Coast Guard, 1946-1949).


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