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Name: Southwest Pass Light (new)  

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Nearest Town or City:
Venice, Louisiana, United States

Location: Entrance to Mississippi River, Gulf of Mexico

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This long abandoned lighthouse is severely endangered by neglect. The 1839 tower also still stands, minus its lantern (separate entry).

Height of Focal Plane: 128

Description of Tower: Skeletal cast iron tower with integral keeper's quarters near base, on screw pile foundation.

Listed on the Lighthouse Digest Doomsday List of endangered lighthouses.

This light is not operational

Earlier Towers?
1832: 65-foot tower; 1839: Conical brick tower.

Date Established: 1832

Date Present Tower Built: 1873

Date Deactivated: c. 1953

Optics: 1863: Fourth order Fresnel lens; 1873: First order Fresnel lens

Current Use: Abandoned.

Open To Public? No.


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