U.S. Coaling Station and Lighthouse Department

U.S. Coaling Station and Lighthouse Department Key West Florida

Stock #: 449601
Type: Postcard
Era: Undivided Back
City: Key West
State: Florida (FL)
County: Monroe
Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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The U.S. Coaling Station was established before the Civil War. The original brick structure, costing about $50,000, is now occupied by offices and as a warehouse; other sheds were completed in 1898 and 1899. The total cost of this part of the navy plant was about $500,000. The office and depot of the 7th Lighthouse District are located at Key West, the office of the Custom-house and the depot and buoy wharf on the water front of the grounds. The district contains 97 lights and 299 buoys.
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