Rebecca Shoal Light

Rebecca Shoal Light

The Rebecca Shoal Light was located on a treacherous coral bank, Rebecca Shoal, 6.2 miles west of the Marquesas Keys and 31 miles east of the Dry Tortugas. The bank has at least a depth of 11 feet and is subject to strong currents and rough seas. The first attempt to place a light on Rebecca Shoal was under the direction of Lt. George Meade starting in 1854. After structures were washed away twice in 1855 while still being erected, Meade wrote, "I believed then, and am satisfied now, ... more on Wikipedia

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