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SOUTHWEST PASS ENTRANCE LIGHT

State: LOUISIANA
Location: SOUTHWEST PASS ENTRANCE
Nearest City:
County: PLAQUEMINES
U.S.C.G. District: 8
Year Station Established: 1831



Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1962
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1985
  • Foundation Materials: PILE/TIMBER
  • Construction Materials: CONCRETE/STEEL
  • Markings/Patterns: TOWER ON WHITE DWELLING ON PILES
  • Shape: TEXAS TOWER
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 85
  • Original Optic: FIRST ORDER
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: DCB 224
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 95
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
  • 2. Construction Date: 1871
  • Description: SKELETAL TOWER
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed:
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: INTEGRAL TO TOWER
  • Construction Materials: CONCRETE
Other Structures: RADIOBEACON/HELIO PAD

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: NONE; Reference # 0
Name of Listing:
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:



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