Sanibel Lighthouse

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One of the most noticeable fixtures on Sanibel Island is the Sanibel Lighthouse. Standing taller than any other structure on the island it is 102 feet tall. You will notice the Lighthouse as you cross the causeway going out to the island. It will be sitting to your left on the southern most point. It was build to warn ships of the Barrier Islands and the  shallow waters to gain access to the caloosahatche River.



Build in 1884, the lighthouse has survived every hurricane and major storm for the last 124 years. In the beginning the lighthouse had a warf which extended out 162 feet into the gulf, but that has long since disappeared. In 1923 the two dwellings were modernized to include indoor plumbing and electricity. Then in 1949 the Lighthouse was automated so that a "lighthouse keeper" was no longer needed.


The city of Sanibel took over responsibility for the dwellings at the lighthouse in 1982, but the Coast Guard still controls the lighthouse tower. Surrounding the lighthouse is a park and beach area which is open to the public. The lighthouse itself is NOT open to the public but you are able to walk up to it to take pictures.


Sean Allen
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Jeff Kessler
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I never saw a light house like that.  That is very cool. 


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