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PASS MANCHAC LIGHT

State: LOUISIANA
Location: WEST SHORE OF LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN
Nearest City: PONCHATOULA
County: TANGIPAHOA
U.S.C.G. District: 8
Year Station Established: 1839



Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1857
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1987
  • Automated: 1941
  • Foundation Materials: STONE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE
  • Shape: CYLINDRICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 40
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1859
  • Present Optic: REMOVED
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1952
  • Height of Focal Plane: 45
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: LANTERN ROOM REPLACED IN 1867
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1839
  • Description: BRICK
  • Fate/Disposition: WATER ERODED FOUNDATION, REBUILT 1842
  • 2. Construction Date: 1846
  • Description: TWO-STORY VICTORIAN DWELLING MADE FROM CYPRESS WITH LANTERN ON ROOF
  • Fate/Disposition: REBUILT AS COMBINATION BRICK TOWER AND DWELLING IN 1857; DAMAGED DURING CIVIL WAR AND LANTERN REPLACED IN 1867; RELIT 1868 WITH FIFTH ORDER LENS
Modern Tower? YES
  • Year Tower Constructed: 1987
Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Year Constructed:
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
  • Architectural Style: TOWER
  • Fog Signal Type: BELL
Existing Keepers Quarters? NO (RAZED 1952)
  • Year Constructed: 1857
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: CAPE COD
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
Other Structures: STORAGE BUILDING

Current Use: PLANS FOR RESTORATION

Owner/Manager:
STATE OF LOUISIANA/LAKE MAUREPAS SOCIETY

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #86001554
Name of Listing: PASS MANCHAC LIGHT
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
TOWER STANDS WITHOUT ATTACHED KEEPERS



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