Physical Description

  • Location - Located on Louisiana side of the the Sabine Pass/Texas border in Cameron Parish. Click here for a local map!
  • Lat./Long. - 29.43.04 / 93.51.00
  • Base Elevation - 2 foot above median high tide.
  • Height - 75 feet.
  • Focal Plane - 85 feet.
  • Lens - 3rd order Fresnel which cast a white light.
  • Flash - Lamp flashed every 90 seconds by interal clock work mechanism.
  • Tower Shape - Octogon with 8 buttresses which gives it a 'Rocket Ship' appearance.
  • Material - Brick with ShellCrete covering and foundation.
  • Wall contruction - 60 inch thick at the base and 18 inch thick at the top - combination of Brick, morter and ShellCrete.
  • Color - Origanally white with black bands added in 1932.
  • Tower Access - Spiral staircase with Cast Iron Steps.
  • Roofing - Original roof was copper but was stripped by vandals in 1970's.
  • Access - Private dirt (or mud depending upon season) road to location. But Lighthouse Bayou (about 25' in width) blocks direct access. Access by shallow draft boat is possible.