Cape Florida Lighthouse

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, Key Biscayne, Florida

Cape Florida Lighthouse

This photograph of the lighthouse was taken from the beach north of the lighthouse in the late afternoon. The original image was in color.

The lighthouse was built as a 65-foot structure in 1825 on the south tip of Key Biscayne, just across Biscayne Bay from what is now Miami. In 1855 it was extended to 95 feet. After being replaced by the Fowey Rocks Light in the water more than six miles southeast, Cape Florida Light was extinguished in 1878. It was also out of service between 1836 and 1847, and then again between 1861 and 1866 because of damage during wars. We have climbed the 109 metal steps to the gallery (observation) deck a number of times. It would be another nine steps to the lantern room, of which the storm panes have all been frosted by time, but that area isn't always accessible.

For more information, check out the following blog posts:
Cape Florida Lighthouse
Cape Florida Lighthouse In Color
Special Edition Note Cards - Cape Florida Lighthouse.

For different perspectives on Cape Florida Lighthouse, check out our other images:

Photographic details: Canon EOS 7D camera w/ EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM lens set at 17mm. Camera was on f/5.6 for 1/5000 sec at ISO 1600.

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Print details: maximum size Medium Printed Estimated
  Fine Art Paper 263/8 x 183/8 33 x 24
  Canvas N/A 49" x 36"

Currently In Stock

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Print Number   Description Price (includes sales tax & shipping)  
#7 Matted Cape Florida Lt 7 matted 15"x11", black inside white mats (outside 20"x16") $102
#8 Matted Cape Florida Lt 8 matted 15"x11", gray mat with black core (outside 20"x16") $88