Does the Key West lighthouse look cool, or what?
|Key West lighthouse|
This lighthouse was built in 1847, although in 1894 they added an extra 20 foot in height! You can visit the keeper's cottage and then climb the 88 steps and get great views all over Key West from the 86 feet high viewing platform.
|Close up of the lens of the Key West lighthouse|
|George Meade in 1856 in his finest. He was engineer in Florida Keys in 1842 and so will have been centrally involved in the Key West lighthouse construction. He went on to be a famous General.|
|Members of the Bethel family outside the lighthouse door.|
|Mary Bethel, the very strong woman who succeeded her husband as the keeper.|
|Key dates in the Key West lighthouse|
|Circular staircase going up the 88 steps of the Key West lighthouse.|
|Exit tower when thunder approaches - good advice!|
|Looking down the Key West lighthouse|