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Name: Southwest Pass Entrance Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Venice, Louisiana, United States

Location: Entrance to Mississippi River, Gulf of Mexico.

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Photo: U.S. Coast Guard

Managing Organization:
U.S. Coast Guard

Tower Height: 85

Height of Focal Plane: 95

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 10 seconds.

Description of Tower: Hexagonal, cylindrical steel tower centered on two-story hexagonal reinforced concrete keeper's quarters mounted on pilings.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1962

Date Present Tower Built: 1962

Date Automated: 1985

Optics: DCB-224

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

Accessible by boat only.


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