The light has been active since Head Keeper Fayette Crosby walked up the 114 steps, to light the wicks on the evening of August 20, 1873. At that time the oil burning fixed white light was displayed from sunset to sunrise. Today, the fully automated first order Fresnel lens runs on commercial power and flashes its unique pattern of 2 seconds on, 2 seconds off, 2 seconds on, 14 seconds off, 24 hours a day. The oil burning wicks have been replaced with a 1000 watt globe.
Stairs looking down.
This is the view out one of the windows.
This is the light bulb. (100 watt) It has 2 bulbs, one is replacement only. The light can be seen for about a 20 mile distance.
Zeke checking out the lens
This is the top.