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Matagorda Island Lighthouse

Identification

Matagorda Island Lighthouse
255361

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Structure in General

lighthouse
existing [completed]

Usages

ship guidance

Facts

  • The original lens is at the Calhoun County Museum in Port Lavaca.
  • Following a move in 1873, the lighthouse was increased in height from 65 feet to the present-day height of 79 feet. This created an odd tapered shape to the tower shaft.
  • Owned and maintained by Calhoun County, which in the spring of 2004 completed a $1.2 million project restoring the lighthouse.
  • The lighthouse is the oldest in Texas.
  • In 1965 electric lighting was installed for lighting the lens.
  • The grounds of the lighthouse are open to the public though the structure is not.
  • A height of 92 feet tall is often given for the lighthouse but this is the height of the light above sea level.
  • The lighthouse was not in use from 1995 until the light was relit on December 31, 1999.
  • The original site of the lighthouse was eroded by the sea and in 1866 it was dismantled. It was reassembled in 1873.

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Location

Matagorda Island State Park
77982
Port O'Connor
Texas
U.S.A.

Technical Data

79.00 ft
1852
2004

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