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CHANDELEUR ISLAND LIGHT

State: LOUISIANA
Location: OUTER RIM OF CHANDELEUR SOUND
Nearest City: NEW ORLEANS
County: ST. BERNARD
U.S.C.G. District: 8
Year Station Established: 1848



Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1896
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: PILE
  • Construction Materials: IRON
  • Markings/Patterns: BROWN W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: SKELETAL W/CYLINDER
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 100
  • Original Optic: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1896
  • Present Optic: 300 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 99
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: ORIGONAL LENS AT LOUISIANA WAR MEMORIAL IN BATON ROUGE, LA
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1848
  • Description: 55-FOOT BRICK TOWER
  • Fate/Disposition: DESTROYED IN 1854
  • 2. Construction Date: 1855
  • Description: BRICK TOWER
  • Fate/Disposition: DESTROYED BY STORM 1893
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? NO; DESTROYED
  • Year Constructed: 1896
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: PLATFORM BUNGALOW
  • Construction Materials: FRAME ON PILE
Other Structures: PIER IN POOR CONDITION

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD/U.S. FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #86001404
Name of Listing: CHANDELEUR LIGHT
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:



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