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Name: Lydia Ann Light  

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Also known as: Aransas Pass Light

Also known as: Lydia Ann Channel Light

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

Location: Entrance to Aransas Pass, Gulf of Mexico.

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Managing Organization:
Private owner

This lighthouse was built in 1855 but wasn't first lighted until 1857. It was badly damaged in the Civil War. The original keeper's house was destroyed in a hurricane in 1916.

Tower Height: 68

Height of Focal Plane: 65

Description of Tower: Octagonal brick tower with white lantern.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
One-story wooden keeper's dwelling, oil house, storage building.

Date Established: 1855

Date Present Tower Built: 1855

Date Deactivated: 1861-1867, 1952-1988

Optics: 1855: Fourth order Fresnel lens, now on display at Port Aransas City Hall.

Current Use: Private aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

Dolphin watching cruises from Port Aransas provide a good view of the lighthouse; see or call (361) 779-3188.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places


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