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Name: Brazos Santiago Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Port Isabel, Texas, United States

Location: Brazos Santiago Pass, Gulf of Mexico.

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Photo: U.S. Coast Guard
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The original light at this location was a moveable wood structure on wheels. It was replaced by a new wooden lighthouse in 1854, then was replaced again in 1864 and 1879. The keeper's wife was killed in a hurricane in 1874. The lighthouse burned down in 1940, and the light was transferred to the top of a Coast Guard building in 1943. That light is no longer in service.

Description of Tower: 1853: 30' wooden tower on wooden platform on wheels; 1854: Wooden tower with light 35 feet above sea level; 1864: 34' wooden tower, destroyed by storm Sept. 1874; 1879: Wooden cottage-style screwpile structure; 1943: Light on Coast Guard building.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1853

Date Deactivated: ?

Date Automated: 1939

Optics: 1854: Fifth order Fresnel lens.

Current Use: Destroyed.


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