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Gasparilla Island (Boca Grande) Light Alabama | Florida (west) | Louisiana
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Gasparilla Island Light (1890 tower), Gasparilla Island, Boca Grande, Florida. NPS photos by Candace Clifford, 1998.
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Return to top of page Alabama MOBILE POINT (RANGE REAR) LIGHT
Location: MOBILE BAY ENTRANCE
Nearest City: GULF SHORES
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD/ALABAMA HISTORICAL COMMISSION
Current Use: STATE HISTORIC SITE
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY
Access: FORT MORGAN STATE HISTORIC SITE/51 HIGHWAY 180 WEST


Return to top of page Florida (west) CAPE SAN BLAS LIGHT
Location: CAPE SAN BLAS
Nearest City: APALACHICOLA
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY
Access: COUNTY ROUTE 30


CAPE ST. GEORGE LIGHT
Location: LITTLE ST GEO ISLAND/GULF OF MEXICO
Nearest City: APALACHICOLA
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO CAPE ST. GEORGE LIGHTHOUSE SOCIETY
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY
Access: OFFSHORE/CAPE ST. GEORGE PARK


GASPARILLA ISLAND (BOCA GRANDE) LIGHT
Location: GASPARILLA ISLAND/GULF OF MEXICO
Nearest City: BOCA GRANDE
Owner/Manager: FLORIDA PARK SERVICE/BARRIER ISLAND PARK SOCIETY
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/MUSEUM IN A STATE PARK
Open to the Public: OPEN 10-4 WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY, CLOSED AUGUST & MAJOR HOLIDAYS (TOLLS TO GET ON ISLAND AND TO PARK)
Access: BARRIER ISLAND STATE PARK
Phone: 941-964-0060


PENSACOLA LIGHT
Location: ENTRANCE TO PENSACOLA BAY
Nearest City: PENSACOLA
Owner/Manager: U.S. NAVY WITH USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION ON NAVAL AIR STATION
Open to the Public: MUSEUM IN KEEPERS, TOWER OPEN BY APPOINTMENT
Access: NAS PENSACOLA/ROUTE 292 SOUTH


ST. MARKS (RANGE REAR) LIGHT
Location: APPALACHEE BAY/ST. MARKS RIVER
Nearest City: ST. MARKS
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD/U.S. FISH & WILDLIFE
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY; TOWER OPEN ONCE A YEAR ON ARMED SERVICES DAY IN MAY
Access: ST. MARKS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE/ROUTE 59 OFF US 98 Phone: 850-925-6121


Return to top of page Louisana NEW CANAL LIGHT
Location: LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN CANAL ENTRANCE
Nearest City: NEW ORLEANS
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/COAST GUARD STATION
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY
Access: WEST END BLVD. & LAKESHORE DR.
Phone: 504-589-2331


SOUTHWEST REEF LIGHT
Location: RELOCATED FROM ATCHAFALAYA BAY
Nearest City: BERWICK
Owner/Manager: TOWN OF BERWICK
Current Use: TOWN PARK
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY - EVERETT S. BERRY LIGHTHOUSE PARK
Access: BELLEVUE FRONT ST. & CANTON ST.
Phone: 504-384-8858


Return to top of page Mississippi BILOXI LIGHT
Location: MISSISSIPPI SOUND
Nearest City: BILOXI
Owner/Manager: CITY OF BILOXI
Current Use: PRIVATE AID TO NAVIGATION
Open to the Public: OPEN DAILY AT 10 AM EXCEPT SUNDAYS; $2 ADULTS AND $1 FOR CHILDREN
Access: CITY PARK/U.S. 90 AT PORTER AVENUE
Phone: 228-435-6244


Return to top of page Texas HALF MOON REEF LIGHT
Location: MOVED ASHORE/ORIG. MATAGORDA BAY
Nearest City: PORT LAVACA
Owner/Manager: CALHOUN COUNTY HISTORICAL COMMISSION
Current Use: PARK
Open to the Public: BY APPOINTMENT AND ON SPECIAL OCCASIONS
Access: PORT LAVACA COMMUNITY PARK
Phone: 512-552-6342


MATAGORDA ISLAND LIGHT STATION
Location: MATAGORDA ISLAND/MATAGORDA BAY
Nearest City: PORT O'CONNOR
Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO MATAGORDA ISLAND STATE PARK
Current Use: STATE PARK
Open to the Public: GROUNDS ONLY
Access: FERRY TO MATAGORDA STATE PARK
Phone: 361-983-2215


POINT ISABEL (PORT ISABEL) LIGHT
Location: BRAZOS SANTIAGO PASS
Nearest City: PORT ISABEL
Owner/Manager: TEXAS PARKS & WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT
Current Use: HISTORIC SITE
Open to the Public: PORT ISABEL LIGHTHOUSE STATE HISTORIC SITE(INCLUDES EXHIBIT IN KEEPERS QUARTERS AND VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER)
Access: QUEEN ISABEL CAUSEWAY/ROUTE 100
Phone: 512-943-1172



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