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SABINE PASS LIGHT

State: LOUISIANA
Location: LOUISIANA SIDE OF SABINE PASS / SOUTHEAST TEXAS BORDER
Nearest City: SABINE PASS
County: CAMERON
U.S.C.G. District: 8
Year Station Established: 1856


Sabine Pass Light
Photo courtesy of Ted Smith.
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1856
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1952
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: 6 BRICK BUTTRESSES/SHELLCRETE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: FADED WHITE "ROCKET SHIP"
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 75
  • Original Optic: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1856
  • Present Optic: REMOVED
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 85
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: FRESNEL LENS ON DISPLAY AT GULF COAST MARITIME MUSEUM IN PORT ARTHUR, TEXAS
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? NO (BURNED 1960S)

Other Structures: BRICK OIL HOUSE

Current Use: PLANS TO MAKE PROPERTY INTO COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Owner/Manager: PRIVATE OWNER LEASE TO CAMERON PARISH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #81000290
Name of Listing: SABINE PASS LIGHTHOUSE
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1981

Miscellaneous:
OWNED BY STATE OF LOUISIANA 1952-1986



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