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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Faro Blanco Lighthouse (Faux Lighthouse), Marathon, Florida

The Faro Blanco Lighthouse was constructed privately in 1950. It is not an official aid to navigation, however has an active light and has been used as an aid for pleasure craft coming to the adjacent marina. The light was severely damaged by Hurricane Donna in 1960 and again by Hurricane Wilma in 2005 to the point where it was condemned. It has been restored and is now part of the Faro Blanco Resort and Yacht Club and the dock master's office is located inside the tower. It can be found on the gulf side of Marathon Key adjacent to Palm Island.The tower is 65 feet tall and is painted red and white with the name 
Faro Blanco on it. Photos taken in August 2016