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SHIP SHOAL LIGHT

State: LOUISIANA
Location: 10 MILES SOUTH OF GRAND ISLE
Nearest City: BERWICK
County: ST. MARY
U.S.C.G. District: 8
Year Station Established: 1859



Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1859
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1972
  • Automated: 1950
  • Foundation Materials: SCREW PILE W/PLATFORM
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON
  • Markings/Patterns: BROWN
  • Shape: SKELETAL W/CYLINDER
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 125
  • Original Optic: SECOND ORDER
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: THIRD ORDER
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 117
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? YES
  • Year Tower Constructed: 1972
Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1859
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: PLATFORM BUNGALOW
  • Construction Materials: WOOD/CAST IRON
Other Structures: NONE

Current Use: PLANS FOR RELOCATION TO TOWN OF BERWICK

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

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

Miscellaneous:
EARLY EXPOSED SCREW PILE CONSTRUCTION; TOWN OF BERWICK PLANS TO RELOCATE TOWER IN THEIR LIGHTHOUSE PARK



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