Sabine Pass Lighthouse, Inc.
Contact Address Information:
P.O. Box 773
This lighthouse has been badly endangered by neglect and vandalism since it was discontinued in 1952. In 1986 the General Services Administration put the light station up for auction. It was bought for $55,000 by two businessmen. The lighthouse was transferred to the Cameron Preservation Alliance/Sabine Pass Lighthouse Inc. in May 2001. They hope to restore the structure. Declared one of the Ten Most Endangered Properties in Louisiana by Louisiana Preservation Alliance.
Tower Height: 75
Description of Tower: Octagonal brick tower with eight brick buttresses.
Listed on the Lighthouse Digest Doomsday List of endangered lighthouses.
This light is not operational
Date Established: 1856
Date Present Tower Built: 1856
Date Deactivated: 1952
Optics: 1856: Third order Fresnel lens.
Current Use: Abandoned.
Open To Public? No.
An unpaved road to the lighthouse has recently been completed, but for now the station is not open to the public.
Listed on the
National Register of Historic Places
Keepers: James T. Wilson (c. 1952), Steve Purgley (c. 1952)