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Sabine Pass Lighthouse, Cameron

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#113 of 119 in Historic Sites in Louisiana
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The Sabine Pass Lighthouse, or Sabine Pass Light as it was referred to by the United States Coast Guard, is a historic lighthouse, as part of a gulf coast light station, on the Louisiana side of the Sabine River, in Cameron Parish, across from the community of Sabine Pass, Texas. It was first lit in 1857 and was deactivated by the Coast Guard in 1952. One of only three built in the United States of similar design, the light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as "Sabine Pass Lighthouse" on December 17, 1981. It is now abandoned but has long continued to be the subject of preservation efforts.

The Calcasieu Historical Preservation Society – with interest because the lighthouse was once in Calcasieu Parish – has listed that the lighthouse may be the oldest brick structure still standing in Southwest Louisiana.
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  • This lighthouse was built in 1835 before the civil war. It is in bad repair. Very difficult tpo get to by land. Water is the best way to get here. In the 1950's this was a thriving Coast Guard... 
    This lighthouse was built in 1835 before the civil war. It is in bad repair. Very difficult tpo get to by land. Water is the best way to get here. In the 1950's this was a thriving Coast Guard...  more »
  • Visiting the lighthouse is presently by permission only, but not restrictive at all. I believe those in charge of the lighthouse do not want it open to possible vandalism or souvenir taking -- it is.....  more
    Visiting the lighthouse is presently by permission only, but not restrictive at all. I believe those in charge of the lighthouse do not want it open to possible vandalism or souvenir taking -- it is.....  more »
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  • I'm from Port Arthur. I've viewed the lighthouse from the Texas side. It can be seen from LA 82, if you strain your eyes. I would love to visit it and go inside. These are pictures I have saved on my computer.
  • Beautiful lighthouse.

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