1888 Charlotte Harbor, on the south end of Gasparilla Island, entrance to Charlotte Harbor, west coast of Florida.The Board renewed its recommendation of last year that the proper steps be taken for the establishment of a light at Punta Gorda to mark the entrance to this harbor, and to enable vessels to avoid the shoals on both sides of the outer portion of Gasparilla and Lacosta Islands. An appropriation of $35,000 was made, and the light will be established as soon as practicable.
1889 Charlotte Harbor, on the south end of Gasparilla Island, west coast of Florida.An appropriation of $35,000 was made for the establishment of a light or lights and other aids to navigation to guide into Charlotte Harbor. Plans are now being made for these lights and aids to navigation, and work will be commenced as soon as plans are completed.
1890 Charlotte Harbor screw-pile lighthouse, in Charlotte Harbor,gulf coast of Florida, 2 ½ miles to the southeast by east from Cape Haze.The metal-work was inspected at the shops of the contractor and accepted. The material for the superstructure was all purchased and is at Charlotte Harbor.
1891 Charlotte Harbor, Charlotte Harbor, Florida.A fifth order light, December 31,1890.
1891 Charlotte Harbor, in about 10 feet of water, 2 ½ miles S. E. by E. ½ E. from Cape Haze, near the middle of the harbor, Gulf of Mexico, Florida. This new station, which was erected in September last, is a square white one-and-a-half story structure, with green blinds and brown roof, surmounted by a black lantern displaying a fixed red light of the fifth order, 37 feet above mean sea level, and illuminates the entire horizon. A boat 16 feet long was furnished.
1892 Charlotte Harbor, Gulf of Mexico, Florida.A new boat winch was put up and was furnished with two leading-blocks.
1899 Charlotte Harbor, near the middle of the harbor, Florid. Materials for use in repairs were purchased and delivered.
1900 Charlotte Harbor, near the middle of the harbor, Florida. The ironwork was scaled, scraped, and painted. An oil house was built under the keeper's dwelling. It is suspended on iron rods just above the platform. The landing platform under the dwelling was repaired. The roof was put in order and other repairs were made. The color of the light was changed to fixed white.
1913 Charlotte Harbor Lighthouse automated through the installation of an acetylene light.
1943 Charlotte Harbor Lighthouse destroyed and replaced by a ten-foot-tall tower.
1975 Iron pilings from the original lighthouse were removed.