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LYDIA ANN LIGHT (FORMERLY ARANSAS PASS)

State: TEXAS
Location: HARBOR ISLAND / NW OF ARANSAS PASS
Nearest City: PORT ARANSAS
County: ARANSAS
U.S.C.G. District: 8
Year Station Established: 1855



Photo courtesy of Ted Smith.
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1857
  • Is the Light Operational? YES (PRIVATE AID TO NAVIGATION)
  • Date Deactivated: 1952
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: TIMBER PILING
  • Construction Materials: RED BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: NATURAL W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 68
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1857
  • Present Optic:
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 140
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: FRESNEL LENS ON DISPLAY AT PORT ARANSAS CIVIC CENTER
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? YES
  • Year Tower Constructed: 1990
  • Type: STEEL SKELETAL
  • Height of Focal Plane: 140
  • Current Optic: 190 MM
Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1919
  • Number of Stories: 1
  • Architectural Style: PLATFORM BUNGALOW
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: 5 CISTERNS, OIL HOUSE, STORAGE BUILDING, RADIO SHACK

Current Use: PRIVATE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: PRIVATE OWNER

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #77001423
Name of Listing: ARANSAS PASS LIGHT STATION
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1972

Miscellaneous:
COAST GUARD MOVED LIGHT TO SAN JOSE ISLAND



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