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Name: Balize  

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Also known as: The Balize

Nearest Town or City:
Pilottown, Louisiana, United States

Location: Mouth of Mississippi River, Gulf of Mexico.

Notes:
The history of this lighthouse is unclear. The location was Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, southeast of the current village of Pilottown. It appears there was a light established by the French about 1699, but nothing is known about the structure. A lighted tower, designed by architect Adrien de Pauger, was in use by 1721. In 1767, the Spanish had an active 120-foot lighthouse in the location. There was still a light in operation at least as late as 1817.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1699

Date Deactivated: ?

Current Use: Destroyed.

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