Key West Lighthouse

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Prior to the construction of the first tower in 1825 shipwrecks were a regular occurrence here. Approximately 100 ships per day would pass by Key West and at least one of those per week would wreck itself on the sharp Florida reefs. It can also boast one of the first female lighthouse keepers, Barbara Mabrity, who took on the duties of her husband after he unexpectedly passed. The current tower was constructed in 1848. The lighthouse has 88 steps to the top which visitors can ascend. Admission is $17 per adult; hours are 10 to 4 Monday through Saturday.

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