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Historic Lighthouses and Light Stations in Louisiana


The year in parentheses refers to the year in which the light was first lit in the existing tower.


Cross-section drawing of lighthouse and attached keeper's house

Chandeleur Island Light (1896)

Location: Outer rim of Chandeleur Sound


New Canal Light (1901)

Location: Lake Pontchartrain Canal entrance


Pass a l'Outre Light (1855)

Location: Head of Passes/Mississippi River delta


Pass Manchac Light (1857)

Location: West shore of Lake Pontchartrain


Point Au Fer Reef Light (1916)

Location: Eugene Island/Atchafalaya Bay


Port Pontchartrain Light (1855)

Location: Lake Pontchartrain


Sabine Pass Light (1856)

Location: Louisiana side of Sabine Pass/Northeast Texas border


Ship Shoal Light (1859)

Location: 10 miles south of Grand Isle


South Pass Range Lights (Rear: 1881, Front: 1947)

Location: Entrance to Mississippi River


Southwest Pass Entrance Light (1962)

Location: Southwest Pass entrance


Southwest Reef Light (1858)

Location: Relocated from Atchafalaya Bay


Tchefuncte River Range Rear Light (1868)

Location: North side of Lake Pontchartrain


West Rigolets Light (1855)

Location: Rigolets Channel


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