Crossover Outbound Range Rear Date unknown. Here the group discusses the status of the restoration of the keeper's quarters and lighthouse with current owner, Mike Maxwell, who was kind enough to take the time to show us around the Bolivar Point property. Active; focal plane 50 ft 15 m ; continuous red light. The Bauer Community Center in Port Lavaca is now the home of the restored 1852 Half Moon Reef screwpile lighthouse. The original site, about 1 mile 1. The tower carries a rectangular daymark colored red with a white vertical stripe.
Rick Reichenbach, the current keeper at Aransas Pass along with the former keeper, Rick Pratt. Rick is now the Director of the Aransas Pass Museum. Pictured here is, Mission San Jose, the largest and best restored of the missions in Missions National Park. Peter's also seen at right , and Google has a. This undistinguished tower replaced the historic Bolivar Point lighthouse. When rebuilt, the new dwellings were placed on pilings to keep them above any future storm surge.
Active; focal plane 70 ft 21 m ; green light, 3 s on, 3 s off; there's also a passing light showing a white flash every 4 s at focal plane 17 ft 5 m. Although in its early days the lighthouse had red and white bands, it is now solid black in color. Site closed the access is through a gated residential neighborhood , but the lighthouse can be seen from nearby. The Port Arthur Canal is a dredged channel paralleling the west side of Sabine Lake, a large lagoon within the Sabine estuary. Active; focal plane 56 ft 17 m ; white light, 3 s on, 3 s off, visible only on the range line.
The is on a small skeletal tower. Peter's of the earlier light, and Google has a and a of the new light. Beginning in 1852, twenty-eight lighthouses were built along the Texas coastline, on land and over water. The story of the lighthouses is one with a human face. The Brazoria County Historical Museum in Angleton houses part of the clam shell lens from the Brazos River Lighthouse.
The lighthouse was sold at auction in 1947 and has been privately owned since then. Joe Nevill's photo appears at right, a of the lighthouse is available, John Schulze has a nice , Wikimedia has Patrick Feller's , the Coast Guard has a of the station, Marinas. The tower carries a rectangular daymark colored red with a white vertical stripe. Historic postcard views posted by Klaus Huelse. For example, there is a picture on p.
Located on the south side of Clear Lake in League City, on an island at the end of Lighthouse Boulevard. Active; focal plane 110 ft 33. However, it withstood a direct hit by Hurricane Ike in September 2008. Montgomery County Lighthouse 1977 rebuilt 1999. Lower Peggys Lake Outbound Range Front Date unknown. Peter Mosselberger; used by permission Sabine-Neches Canal Outbound Range K Rear Date unknown.
There are numerous range light towers along the waterway, and only the taller towers are listed here. We boarded some fast moving fishing boats to get to Matagorda Island. The range guides vessels outbound from Texas City. In 2006 it was reported that the property was for sale and closed to the public, but Jackson Myers has a May 2007 of the lighthouse in action. Peter's , and Google has a and a.
The Alamo Heroes statue identifies all 189 men who died at the Alamo including such famous names as Davy Crockett and William Travis. Navigational aids in the United States are operated by the , but ownership and sometimes operation of historic lighthouses has been transferred to local authorities and preservation organizations in many cases. Thanks to owner, Charles Butt, we were granted access to the grounds of the Port Aransas Lighthouse. The tower carries a rectangular daymark colored red with a white vertical stripe. The tower tapers to a conical dome reminding one of a rocket getting ready for liftoff. They joked that in order to be a keeper at this lighthouse; your first name had to be Rick! Nothing remains of this lighthouse.
Gulf resides in the town square of Port Isabel, Texas just across the bridge from South Padre Island, Texas. Texas City Lighthouses Note: Site of oil refineries and petrochemical plants, is an industrial city on the mainland opposite Galveston Island. A little help in competent hands could go a long way. While at the lighthouse we had time to relax and were even treated to a nice spread of fruits, pastries and cold cuts - courtesy of Mr. Active; focal plane 138 ft 42 m ; red light occulting once every 4 s. One of the most famous attractions is the River Walk, a network of walkways along the banks of the San Antonio River, beneath streets of the downtown area.