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MATAGORDA ISLAND LIGHT

State: TEXAS
Location: MATAGORDA ISLAND / MATAGORDA BAY
Nearest City: PORT O'CONNOR
County: CALHOUN
U.S.C.G. District: 8
Year Station Established: 1852



Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1852
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: 199?-1999
  • Automated: 1959
  • Foundation Materials: STONE/BRICK/CONCRETE
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON PLATE/BRICK LINING
  • Markings/Patterns: BLACK
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 79
  • Original Optic: THIRD ORDER
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1852
  • Present Optic: 250 MM, SOLAR POWERED
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1977
  • Height of Focal Plane: 90
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: OLD LENS AT CALHOUN COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM IN PORT LAVACA
  • Has tower been moved? YES, 1873
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? NO (DISMANTLED)
  • Year Constructed: 1886
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style:
  • Construction Materials:
Other Structures: NONE SURVIVE

Current Use: STATE PARK

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO MATAGORDA ISLAND STATE PARK

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #84001624
Name of Listing: MATAGORDA ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1984

Miscellaneous:



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