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Lost Light Lives!

By Darlene Chisholm

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The lantern room base of Sabine Bank Lighthouse, ...
Photo by: Darlene Chisholm

The old Sabine Bank Lighthouse, which once stood 15 miles out in the water off the Louisiana-Texas border, at the entrance to the Sabine River, is being restored to stand once again.

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The restored lantern room of Sabine Bank ...
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The lighthouse, which was first lit back in 1906, was de-staffed in 1945 and abandoned to the elements. The rusted hulk was declared a danger to navigation and was dismantled last year by Astron General Contracting which donated it to the local historical society.

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The lens platform of the Sabine Bank Lighthouse ...
Photo by: Darlene Chisholm

Eldredge Construction Co, a company that repairs and fabricates construction of off shore oil-rigs has donated their workmanship to restore the old lighthouse. It will now be displayed in Lions Park in Sabine Pass, Texas.

This story appeared in the April 2003 edition of Lighthouse Digest Magazine. The print edition contains more stories than our internet edition, and each story generally contains more photographs - often many more - in the print edition. For subscription information about the print edition, click here.

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