The light was first illuminated on October 20, 1892.

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The light was first illuminated on October 20, 1892.

Post by jancancook on Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:38 am

The light was first illuminated on October 20, 1892. It stands 144 feet (44 m) above the waterline.[1] The first complete survey of the rock was done in 1882, and construction began in 1883, with the blasting of the rock into a stepped pyramid to form the core that anchored the caisson to the rock. Construction was erratic for several years due to lack of funds allotted by Congress. Work was finally completed in 1891, but the lighthouse awaited arrival of its lens from France until the following year. When the light finally became operational in 1892, the total construction expense came to $752,000- making it the most expensive lighthouse ever built in the US and more than double the initial estimate.

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Re: The light was first illuminated on October 20, 1892.

Post by mrk3nx on Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:58 am

The light was first illuminated on October 20, 1892. It stands 144 feet (44 m) above the waterline.[1] The first complete survey of the rock was done in 1882, and construction began in 1883, with the blasting of the rock into a stepped pyramid to form the core that anchored the caisson to the rock. Construction was erratic for several years due to lack of funds allotted by Congress. Work was finally completed in 1891, but the lighthouse awaited arrival of its lens from France until the following year. When the light finally became operational in 1892, the total construction expense came to $752,000- making it the most expensive lighthouse ever built in the US and more than double the initial estimate.

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