Ham's Bluff Lighthouse

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Ham's Bluff Road, Saint Croix, United States Virgin Islands
Ham's Bluff Lighthouse - Ham's Bluff Light Station from Cane Bay
Ham's Bluff Lighthouse - Ham's Bluff Light Station from Cane Bay
Ham's Bluff Lighthouse - Ham's Bluff Light Station from Cane Bay
Ham's Bluff Lighthouse - Ham's Bluff Light Station from Cane Bay

Ham's Bluff Lighthouse Saint Croix Reviews

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Hams Bluff Light Station Feb 02, 2010
The Hams Bluff Light Station was designed and built in 1915 by the Danish government. It is situated on the northwestern coast on a bluff named Hams Bluff.

Our 2010 tour let us out at the beach to stretch our legs, and when I looked at my photos, I saw I had a photo of this lighthouse. I came back in 2014 with a telephoto lens and we stopped at Cane Garden Bay and I took a couple more photos

I didn't try to get closer because the land around the structure is mostly undeveloped and can only be reached on foot through government property along the severely overgrown access road leading to the structure.

The original site consisted of 22.5 acres and included a lighthouse and two one-story keeper's quarters. On October 21, 1981, the U.S. Coast Guard transferred 22.25 acres of the property (all except 0.25 acres directly surrounding the light structure) to the U.S. Navy through Title Ten.

The light structure is a cylindrical, cast iron tower built to a height of 35 feet on top of a concrete foundation. The exterior was painted white and the cupola, at the top, painted black to identify the light. There is a doorway at ground level on the south side of the structure used for access. There is also a doorway at top of the stairs at the cupola level that leads to an exterior ledge or walkway around the cupola. The interior consists of only one floor and the walls and metal stairway are also painted. The optic is an automated electric lamp, powered by a solar cell and battery system.

Website: http://stcroixsource.com/content/news/local-news/2011/03/10/future-looking-brighter-hams-bluff-lighthouse
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