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Fowey Rocks Light

The Florida Reef stretches along the Atlantic Gulf Stream from 6 miles east of Miami to Key West. This treacherous coral reef has claimed thousands of ships and countless mariners.

Between 1852 and 1880, the U.S. Government built 6 platform dwelling, screw-pile, iron-skeleton lighthouse 6 to 8 miles offshore.

Fowey Rocks Light is the northern most light that marks the location where ocean going ships turn west into Miami. Like the other lights, it was named after a wrecked ship, the HMS Fowey. Built in 2 years at a cost of $163,000 it was lit in 1878.


 


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