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WEST RIGOLETS LIGHT

State: LOUISIANA
Location: RIGOLETS CHANNEL
Nearest City: NEW ORLEANS
County:
U.S.C.G. District: 8
Year Station Established: 1855

West Rigolets Light
Photo courtesy Ted Smith
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1855
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1945
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE PILINGS
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
  • Markings/Patterns:
  • Shape: ROUND LANTERN ON SQUARE HOUSE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height:
  • Original Optic:
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: N/A
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 30
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? UNKNOWN

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES

  • Year Constructed: 1855
  • Number of Stories: 1
  • Architectural Style: SQUARE W/ VERANDAHS
  • Construction Materials: WOOD

Other Structures: BRICK BASES FOR A PAIR OF LARGE WOODEN CISTERNS (CISTERNS GONE); OIL HOUSE; WHARF AND WALKWAY GONE

Current Use:

Owner/Manager: PRIVATELY OWNED

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

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

Miscellaneous:
RAISED 6 FEET AND PLACED ON COLUMNS IN 1917 DUE TO WATER ENCROACHMENT; EAST RIGOLETS LIGHT (1831) IS A SITE




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