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SOUTH PASS RANGE LIGHTS

State: LOUISIANA
Location: ENTRANCE TO MISSISSIPPI RIVER
Nearest City: VENICE
County: PLAQUEMINES
U.S.C.G. District: 8
Year Station Established: 1831


South Pass Range Lights
U.S. Coast Guard photo
First Historic Tower (REAR RANGE):
  • Year Light First Lit: 1881
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1971
  • Foundation Materials: PILINGS
  • Construction Materials: IRON
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE BELOW GALLERY, BLACK ABOVE
  • Shape: SKELETAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 116
  • Original Optic: FIRST ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: DOUBLET
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 108
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Second Historic Tower (FRONT RANGE):
  • Year Light First Lit: 1947
  • Is the Light Operational? UNKNOWN
  • Date Deactivated:
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials:
  • Construction Materials:
  • Markings/Patterns:
  • Shape: SKELETAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height:
  • Original Optic:
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic:
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Fresnel Lens Disposition: ORIGINAL LENS AT LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM, NEW ORLEANS, LA

Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1919
  • Description: FRONT RANGE
  • Fate/Disposition:
  • 2. Construction Date: 1848
  • Description: WOOD
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? UNKNOWN

Other Structures:

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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