This lighthouse was sold into private hands in 1947. In 1968 a movie called "My Sweet Charlie" with Patty Duke was filmed at the lighthouse.
Height of Focal Plane: 117
Description of Tower: Conical brick tower sheathed in iron plates.
This light is not operational
1852: 65-foot cast iron tower, raised to 90 feet in 1858. 1865: Temporary 34-foot wooden tower.
Date Established: 1852
Date Present Tower Built: 1872
Date Deactivated: 1933
Optics: 1852: Multiple lamps and reflectors; 1858: Third order Fresnel lens; 1865: Fourth order Fresnel lens; 1872: Third order Fresnel lens; 1881: Second order Fresnel lens; 1907: Third order Fresnel lens (now at Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.).
Current Use: Privately owned.
Open To Public? No.
The lighthouse is near Highway 87 in Bolivar. It can be seen from the Bolivar-Galveston ferry.
Keepers: Harry C. Claiborne (1873-1918); J. B. Brooks (1918-?).