The original 1967 Texas style tower was replaced in 1999 by a modern tower 1.5 miles southeast of the old tower’s position. It had been struck and damaged by the tanker vessel Aegeo in 1996. The present tower was heavily damaged in a collision with the Greek freighter Kouros V in January 2001.
Height of Focal Plane: 76
Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 5 seconds.
Description of Tower: Light on platform with steel pipe legs.
This light is operational
1967: Texas-tower structure (light was 136 feet above sea level)
Date Established: 1967
Date Present Tower Built: 1999
Date Automated: 1988
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? No.
Keepers: ? Stanley (1979-1981), Bill Richardson (c. 1980s), Joseph Nored (1987-1988)