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Name: Navassa Island Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
, United States Minor Outlying Islands

Location: Jamaica Channel, Windward Passage.

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Photo: U.S. Coast Guard

Managing Organization:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

This lighthouse was built to aid vessels heading to the Panama Canal. The island is now a wildlife refuge. This is the tallest concrete lighthouse ever built by the U.S. government.

Tower Height: 162

Height of Focal Plane: 395

Description of Tower: Reinforced concrete tower.

Listed on the Lighthouse Digest Doomsday List of endangered lighthouses.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1917

Date Present Tower Built: 1917

Date Deactivated: 1996

Date Automated: 1929

Optics: 1917: Second order Fresnel lens; 1980: 190 mm optic.

Current Use: Abandoned.

Open To Public? No.


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