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Historic Lighthouses and Light Stations in Texas


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

Galveston Jetty Light (1918)

Location: Galveston Island/Galveston Bay


Half Moon Reef Light (1858)

Location: Moved ashore from Matagorda Bay


Lydia Ann Light (formerly Aransas Pass) (1857)

Location: Harbor Island/Northwest of Aransas Pass


Matagorda Island Light (1872)

Location: Port O'Connor/Matagorda Bay Island


Point Bolivar Light (1872)

Location: Bolivar Peninsula/Galveston Bay


Port Isabel (Point Isabel) Light (1853)

Location: Brazos Santiago Pass


Sabine Bank Light (Site) (1906)

Location: 15 miles off Texas coast


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