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Name: Timbalier Bay Light  

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Also known as: Little Pass Light

Nearest Town or City:
Port Fourchon, Louisiana, United States

Location: Timbalier Bay, Gulf of Mexico.

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Photo: U.S. Coast Guard

This lighthouse was destroyed by Hurricane Juan in 1985.

Description of Tower: Square cylindrical tower on roof of dwelling.

This light is not operational

Earlier Towers?
First lighthouse destroyed in storm 1867. 1875: iron skeletal tower, with light 111 feet above sea level; this tower fell over in 1894. A lens-lantern on the keeper's house served until 1917.

Date Established: 1857

Date Present Tower Built: 1917

Date Deactivated: c. 1950s

Date Automated: 1939

Optics: 1875: Second order Fresnel lens.

Current Use: Destroyed.

Keepers: Elijah Chester (1857-?), Thomas C. Barton (1865-?), Cornelius Canty (?-1898)

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