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SABINE BANK LIGHT (SITE)

State: TEXAS
Location: 15 MILES OFF TEXAS COAST
Nearest City: SABINE PASS
County: JEFFERSON
U.S.C.G. District: 8
Year Station Established: 1906

LIGHT TOWER WAS REMOVED IN 2002



Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1906
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 2001
  • Automated: 1945
  • Foundation Materials: SUBMERG. CONCRETE/IRON CAISSON
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON
  • Markings/Patterns: RED
  • Shape: CONICAL TOWER ON CYLINDRICAL PIER
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 72
  • Original Optic: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: 190 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 72
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: FRESNEL LENS & CLOCK MECHANISM IN GULF COAST MARITIME MUSEUM, PORT ARTHUR, TX
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1906
  • Number of Stories:
  • Architectural Style: INTEGRAL SPARK PLUG
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON
Other Structures: NONE

Current Use: SITE

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: DETERMINED ELIGIBLE; Reference # 0
Name of Listing:
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous: LIGHT TOWER REMOVED FROM CAISSON FOUNDATION BY THE USCG, JAN - APRIL 2002; LANTERN AND WATCH ROOM WERE SALVAGED; CAISSON FOUNDATION CURRENTLY OCCUPIED BY A MODERN TOWER W/ LIGHT



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