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Name: Galveston Jetty Light  

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Also known as: Galveston South Jetty Light

Nearest Town or City:
Galveston, Texas, United States

Location: Galveston Bay

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Managing Organization:
U.S. Coast Guard

This lighthouse was abandoned after it was replaced by an automated light on a skeletal tower (which has since been removed) in 1972. A plan was developing to move the structure to Galveston Island State Park, but the lighthouse was toppled by a storm on May 2, 2000.

Tower Height: 84

Height of Focal Plane: 91

Description of Tower: Buff-colored cylindrical brick tower on roof of keeper's quarters.

This light is not operational

Other Buildings?
Integral three story, cylindrical keeper's dwelling on steel pilings.

Date Established: 1918

Date Present Tower Built: 1918

Date Deactivated: 1972

Optics: 1918: Third order Fresnel lens, now at Galveston County Commissioners Court Bldg, 722 21st St, Galveston, TX

Current Use: Destroyed.


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