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Name: Port Isabel Light  

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Also known as: Point Isabel Light

Nearest Town or City:
Port Isabel, Texas, United States

Location: Brazos Santiago Pass, Gulf of Mexico.

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Managing Organization:
Port Isabel Lighthouse State Historical Park

Telephone: 800-792-1112


Contact Address Information:
421 East Queen Isabella Blvd.
Port Isabel
Texas, 78578, United States

This is the only lighthouse in Texas that is open to the public on a regular basis. The site has been restored and the keeper's quarters was reconstructed in 1995.

Tower Height: 57

Height of Focal Plane: 82

Description of Tower: White, conical brick tower.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1853

Date Present Tower Built: 1853

Date Deactivated: 1905

Optics: 1880s: Third order Fresnel lens (removed).

Current Use: Part of historic park.

Open To Public? Yes.

Historic site tours at Port Isabel Lighthouse State Historical Park are available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. The The Port Isabel Historical Museum is two blocks away and is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The park and lighthouse are located on the Lower Laguna Madre in the City of Port Isabel, approximately 26 miles east of US Highway 77/83 on State Highway 100.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Keepers: J. H. B. Ham (1853-1860, died in service), Hannah Ham (1860-1862), R. Burdeen (1865-?), William Egly (c. 1891-1905).


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