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Details for Benchmark: AA1205

N 24° 33.037 W 081° 48.052 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 98

Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is SCALED and location is ADJUSTED. (more info)

Location:
In MONROE county, FL View Original Datasheet
Designation:
KEY WEST LH
Marker Type:
lighthouse
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Found this one after visiting Ernest Hemmingway's home.

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photoAA1205, Key West Lighthouse

Oaknest and I spotted the lighthouse while we were caching in the area.

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photoKey West Lighthouse

Observed while caching in the area

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photoNW @ BM #AA1205

Found while caching in the area with HubbyG. HubbyG did all the research to find these benchmarks and also uploaded our photo.

Found while geocaching and exploring Key West with Desafio.

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Spied this one while spending the day in Key West with Fuzzy.

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Cruising with Oceania.

20190108 0115p ; while visiting geocache "Ernest Hemingway's Corner"

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Key West Lighthouse pid AA1205

Found this Lighthouse benchmark while visiting Key West.

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photoKey West Lighthouse

Saw while seeking a geocache

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Found it... (see AA1793)

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Seen while in the area

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Recovered as described.

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These are always the easiest benchmarks to find. What a beautiful place this is!

Tag 2 in Florida
In aller früh ging mit es mit dem Bus los in Richtung Key West.
Gegen Mittag kamen wir in Key West an und konnten uns bis zum Abend frei bewegen. Also wurde die Gegend erkundet und natürlich einige Caches besucht.
Auch dieser hier gehörte dazu.
Danke für diesen Cache.

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Found as described.

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In town on vacation for a day and geocaching, benchmarking, and waymarking while here!

Found while visiting the Hemingway house.

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photoKey West Lighthouse

Had an wonderful and amazing stay here in Key West and found this BM as well. :-)

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photoKey West Lighthouse

Passed the lighthouse while walking through Key West.

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Walking through the streets of Key West and passed the lighthouse.

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Found today after visiting the Hemingway estate.

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Formerly known as my jujubedo I would like to log the caches / finds from 2020 under the name INORO - thanks

Found this benchmark during our visit of Key West and walking from the left side (Port) to the right site (to Cuba) in a good condition ... thanks my jujubedo

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photoAA1205_myjujubedo nearby

Off the cruise ship.

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Found during our cruise stop in Key West, our first visit here. We walked right up to this spot for a moment after visiting the literary house across the street, but as we were setting up to take a good picture, our tour trolley arrived! We nabbed a photo from the Lido deck instead.

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photoKey West lighthouse... see it?

On top

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photoOn top

Benchmarks are new for me, thanks

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Wow! Quel bel endroit que Key West. Nous avons beaucoup apprécié se premener dans le secteur historique.. Quelle chaleur aussi...C'était très agréable...Merci de nous partager de si beaux endroits.

Wow! What a beautiful place that Key West. We enjoyed premener is in the historical area .. How hot too ... It was very nice ... Thank you for sharing such beautiful places

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Nice place, but didn't go inside

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photoLighthouse Key West hens

Recovered together with gott18 on our four week vacation which, amongst others, brought us to Florida.

Found it :-)

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photoIMG_5273

Great lighthouse

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photoKey West Lighthouse

We have been to key west 37 times. Never noticed the lighthouse! Joshliller would be so proud we found it

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On a day trip to EYW we passed by this one after a stop at the SMP. From here off to the Fort to try another old BM; didn't find it.

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WE Visit the Lightshouse und go up .. Nice viele around KW

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photoThe Lightshouse

Found after doing some nearby caches.

This entry was edited by HenriettaHeroes on Sunday, 20 April 2014 at 23:37:51 UTC.

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Climbed to the top. Great view!

An easy find

Beautiful Views from the top

Easy find. ;-)

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A lighthouse? OK....

Discovered with the magtfplanner crew while touring Key West on Thanksgiving weekend .

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photoKey West Lighthouse

Spotted it from a schooner.

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Found while caching the area

Found in great condition

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Recovered in good condition.

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Recovered in good condition.

Lovely day!

Easy find from coordinates and description. Thanks, Fort Rectus

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photoAA 1205

Came by during our visit with family from South Florida. It was easy to spot from a long way.

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Recovered in good condition, toured during our stay in Key West.

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photoView from top

Spotted while caching on bikes!

Spotted this while visiting Key West.

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photoKey West Lighthouse AA1205

RECOVERY NOTE BY CACHINGCARL 2012 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

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Found this one also while grabbing a cache in the area.

Found while sightseeing the Keys!

Found while touring around Key West

TFTM!!!

It is benchmark mecca down here!

Saw on a great vacation in the keys....

Found while getting the virtual geocaches in the area.

Found the lighthouse and got the passport stamp.

A classic that I've seen many times.

Found it with my dad (Dukemartin) and mom while on vacation from West Virginia.

Found in good condtion at N24 33.039 W081 48.059 with 33' accuracy.

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Caching in Key West today grabbing some nice caches and made this stop. Everything is fine here.

Scott, Elba, NY

Found on a trip to Key West with my wife...

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photoKey West Light

Toured this lighthouse while visiting Key West.

Walking tour find...

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Spotted while walking around Key West

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Found while sightseeing the Keys!

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Found it!

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Found it on a cruise to the Bahamas

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Located with the gang.

Observed while in Key West.

Found it as described.

Found while in key west

was at the light house today on my way to another cache.

Looks great!

dont know why i overlooked this till now...

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Visited this lighthouse, never thought to log it as a benchmark.

We went up in the benchmark, how cool! Nice view all around. Anne & Jim

Can't miss this one while poking around town.

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photoAA1205 Lighthouse Key West

Cant miss this one, even in the dark.

We saw the light house today!

Beautiful lighthouse seen with michajlpetrof on our trip around Florida...Thanks a lot

I have never been so close to the lighthouse and it was really nice :-)

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photoLighthouse from the road

Saw this from our hotel room.

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photoKey West Lighthouse

We could see this one from our motel.

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Found while visiting Florida from snow laden Ontario Canada. Lovely lighthouse.

Found as described and recovered in good condition.

After 15+ years of coming down here for the Winter Star Party, we finally took the time to look up a few benchmarks at one of our favorite sights.

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photoClose up Key West LH - Monroe County, FL

Found by Astronomer's Lighthouse Hunters and Don of the AstroD-Team on 2/7/08 at 3:00pm while in the Keys attending the Winter Star Party. Found in good condition.

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photoBenchmark AA1205 Key West Lighthouse 2-7-08
The tip of the lantern room is benchmark AA1205. Photo taken 2/7/08.
photoKey West Lighthouse 2-7-08
The front of the Key West Lighthouse benchmark AA1205. Photo taken 2/7/08.
photoKey West Lighthouse Fresnel Lens 2-7-08
An outside view of the fresnel lens of the Key West Lighthouse taken from the catwalk. Photo taken 2/7/08.
photoKey West Lighthouse Another View 2-7-08
Climbing the lighthouse tower is a lot of work. Photo taken 2/7/08.
photoFresnel Lens of the Key West Lighthouse 2-7-08
An inside view of the fresnel lens of the Key West Lighthouse, benchmark AA1205. Photo taken 2/7/08.

The mark is in good condition.

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photoAA1205(KEY WEST LH) - Key West FL
photoAA1205 - Distant view

Great tour where you climb to the top and see all of Key West.

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photoLooking up from parking lot

Walked right past this, had to log it. Thanks

Found while walking around Key West. Have climbed it before, but wasn't Geocaching then.

In Key West for the day. Grabbed some caches and some benchmarks. Rock-6

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the lighthouse is across the street from hemmingway's house! key west rules!

Found it.

Found it while touring Ernest Hemmingway's house.

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Forgot to log this - not yet in the habit of recognizing benchmarks everywhere I go!

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photoKey West Lighthouse

Great tour of the lighthouse and grounds. There is also a great climbing tree next to the lighthouse that the kids were drooling to get in. (Do, Pa, Ry, Ri, Ga)

Came across this one while walking around Key West.

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photoKey West Lighthouse

Easy find

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Climbed to the top of the lighthouse today. What an incredible view of Key West from up there! Check out the giant fresnel lens in the visitor center while there.

Visited here before going to Hemmingways home.

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Found this one as described...

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photoAA1205 KEY WEST LH

Found as described. Lots of visitors today.

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photoThe lighthouse
Can't really miss it.
photoBlue Team at the top
photoView from the top

an easy find for a Lighthouse fan.

We just had to see this one for the lighthouse collector! Great air-conditioned gift shop with a nice selection.
A good break from the very cold winter back home!
My first trip to the 'keys' but for the 'Blonde Bloodhound'
We'll be back

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photoFresnel Lens at AA1205
I'm on the left side.
photoThe Artistic Shot of AA1205
Another perspective of the lighthouse.

Found during the holidays in Key West. Mark is in good condition.

We are on vacation from California, staying at the house directly across from the lighthouse. We see a constant stream of visitors coming and going to this benchmark!

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View of the lighthouse from the balcony of our rental house at 919 Whitehead Street
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This is a view of our rental house while standing on Whitehead Street near the lighthouse. That's Brian of Team Libra waving.

Found this after a quick drink at the Green Parrot.

Found it 10/25/03 7:00p. Skyboy01

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Key West Lighthouse. Skyboy01

Found this on the way to the Southern most point.

After visiting the Hemingway House, I took a photo of the island's nearshore lighthouse (1847) built on Whitehead Point.

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I had the lighthouse to myself, took lots of time poking around.

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Visited the venerable Key West light while in town. Great views of the island from here!

[last edit: 2/10/2003 11:06:33 PM PST]

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The lighthouse from a courtyard just below.
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Whitehead Street, from the top of the lighthouse.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1849 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
01/01/1934 by CGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1934 (WHB) STATION IS THE CENTER OF THE LIGHT OF THE 91-FOOT BRICK LIGHTHOUSE IN THE TOWN OF KEY WEST, AT THE CORNER OF WHITEHEAD AND DIVISION STREETS. THE STATION WAS OCCUPIED ECCENTRICALLY.
01/01/1943 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1943 (HCA) THE ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION IS NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS WRITING. THE STATION IS THE 91-FOOT BRICK LIGHTHOUSE AT THE CORNER OF WHITEHEAD AND DIVISION STREETS IN KEY WEST. THE POINT SIGHTED UPON IS THE POINTED TIP OF THE DOME ROOF WHICH IS DIRECTLY OVER THE CENTER OF THE LIGHT AS NEAR AS COULD BE DETERMINED BY OBSERVATION WITH A THEODOLITE FROM THOSE STATIONS OBSERVING THIS STATION. THE RECOVERY NOTE OF W.H.B. IN 1934 STATES THAT THE STATION IS THE CENTER OF THE LIGHT. THE STATION IS ONLY AN INTERSECTION STATION OF THIS PROJECT WHEREAS IT WAS AN ECCENTRICALLY OCCUPIED STATION OF THE 1934 PROJECT.
01/01/1956 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1956 (JCP) THE DESCRIPTION IN 1934 IS CORRECT, EXCEPT THAT THE NAME OF DIVISION STREET IS NOW TRUMAN AVENUE.
01/01/1975 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1975 (JWD) THE STATION WAS RECOVERED AND THE DESCRIPTION WAS CORRECT.
01/01/1981 by NOS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE 1981 (RHH) STATION RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION AS DESCRIBED. STATION IS NOW A MUSEUM.
01/01/1983 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1983 (HGB) STATION RECOVERED GOOD. RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION NOW ON GROUNDS OF COUNTY MUSEUM.
01/01/1989 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1989 (JHF) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in May 1991.
  • The orthometric height was scaled from a topographic map.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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