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POINT BOLIVAR LIGHT

State: TEXAS
Location: BOLIVAR PENINSULA/GALVESTON BAY
Nearest City: PORT BOLIVAR
County: GALVESTON
U.S.C.G. District: 8
Year Station Established: 1852


Point Bolivar Light
Photo courtesy of Ted Smith.
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1872
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1933
  • Automated: N/A
  • Foundation Materials: NATURAL/EMPLACED
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON W/BRICK LINING
  • Markings/Patterns: BLACK
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 116
  • Original Optic: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1872
  • Present Optic: REMOVED
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 117
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: FRESNEL LENS WHICH SERVED FROM 1907 TO 1933, PEDESTAL AND CLOCK MECHANISM ON DISPLAY AT NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY, SMITHSONIAN,
    WASHINGTON, D.C.
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1852
  • Description: 65-FOOT IRON TOWER PAINTED RED
  • Fate/Disposition: DISMANTLED 1862
  • 2. Construction Date: 1865
  • Description: WOODEN 3-STORY
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1871
  • Number of Stories: 1
  • Architectural Style: PLATFORM BUNGALOW
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: RADIO HOUSE (1958)

Current Use: PRIVATELY OWNED

Owner/Manager: PRIVATE OWNER

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #77001445
Name of Listing: POINT BOLIVAR LIGHTHOUSE
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:



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