The original light apparatus was destroyed by fire in 1894. Due to corrosion caused by sea spray, the central cylinder was encased in concrete in 1928, and the legs were encased in 1950.
Tower Height: 141
Height of Focal Plane: 157
Characteristic and Range: Alternating red and white flash every 4 seconds.
Description of Tower: White pyramidal iron skeletal tower, with central cylinder; top section and lantern are red.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1883
Date Present Tower Built: 1883
Date Automated: 1968
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Grounds only.