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PORT PONTCHARTRAIN LIGHT

State: LOUISIANA
Location: LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN
Nearest City: MILNEBURG
County:
U.S.C.G. District: 8
Year Station Established: 1832


Port Pontchartrain Light
Photo courtesy of Ted Smith.
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1855
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1929
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE PAD ON PILINGS
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/RED LANTERN
  • Shape: HOURGLASS W/OCTAGONAL LANTERN
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height:
  • Original Optic: FIFTH ORDER FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1857
  • Present Optic:
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 42
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1832
  • Description: PRIVATE AID WHICH LOOKED LIKE A GUILLOTINE
  • Fate/Disposition: REPLACED WITH "REAL" LIGHTHOUSE
  • 2. Construction Date: 1839
  • Description: OCTAGONAL WOODEN TOWER ON PILINGS
  • Fate/Disposition: REPLACED 1855 AND TAKEN DOWN IN 1864
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? NO
  • Year Constructed:
  • Number of Stories:
  • Architectural Style: ATTACHED TO TOWER
  • Construction Materials:
Other Structures:

Current Use: UNKNOWN

Owner/Manager: UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS

Open to the Public? UNKNOWN

Web Site:

National Register Status: NONE; Reference # 0
Name of Listing:
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:



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