Gulf Coast Lighthouses Present and past lighthouses located on us gulf of Mexico in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, Pictures and history photos and histories about lighthouses that no longer exist http://www.coastlights.com/
Extractions: This site is to allow a look at the lighthouses of the United States coast of the Gulf of Mexico. I have included some information about the lighthouses and also directions for getting to where you can see the lights. The information has been taken from various sources, but many of the facts are from the Inventory of Historic Light Stations by the National Park Service and Lighthouses, Lightships, and the Gulf of Mexico by David L. Cipra. While they are not many in number, when compared to many areas of the country, they are part of the proud heritage of America's lighthouse service. I will be adding additional lighthouses to the site as time and travel permit me to do so. NEW - I have now started including pages that have photos and histories about lighthouses that no longer exist, such as Brazos River and Redfish Bar Cut lighthouses. While I have found photos of some of these lighthouses, if anyone has photos of any of the Gulf Coast Lighthouses that no longer exist, and would be willing to let me use them on this site, please contact me.
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Lighthouses -- Gulf Coast lighthouses of the Mississippi gulf coast lighthouses gulf coast. History of gulfcoast lighthouses and Islands You can contact us via email at Ask@DanEllis.Net http://lighthouses.publish-now.com/
Extractions: The first mainland Mississippi lighthouse was constructed at Pass Christian in 1831 simultaneous with a similar light tower placed at Cat Island. These beacons were necessary to aid schooner traffic between New Orleans and Mobile to make tourist stops at the antebellum hotels of Bay St. Louis, Pass Christian, Biloxi, Ocean Springs and Pascagoula. The Biloxi Lighthouse, constructed of cast iron in 1848, continues to stand tall on U.S. Hwy. 90 at the beach front.
Pensacola Lighthouse Created to display the lighthouses visited and photographed by John R and was the first built by the us on the Florida gulf coast. The original tower was not tall http://www.pclnet.net/users/jrmull/Pensacola.html
Lighthouse Directory lightships, and lifesaving stations of the us; has good information on lighthousesof the gulf coast lighthouses, by Lowell Thomas, has current information on http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/lighthouse/
Extractions: Latest update June 8, 2004. There's a new chapter in the long-running ownership struggle at Currituck Beach NC. Lighthouse fans are shocked by the tragic loss of the 1940 Chebucto Head Light in Nova Scotia. Thanks to information from Michel Forand, the page has been expanded with no less than 31 previously unlisted lighthouses. Hot Lighthouse News: used by permission Recently contributed photos: SA: Tipara Reef lantern (Garry Searle) VIC: Point Lonsdale (Kevin Mulcahy) Barbados and St. Lucia (Joost Keesing) VA: Jones Point (Steve Pruitt) WI: Three lenses on display (George McCourt) Faro Cabo de Hornos , Chile (Douglas Cameron) LA: Pass Manchac (Brian LeBourgeois) Faro del Morro , Cuba (Tom Pohrt) Wailagilala Light , Fiji (Michel Forand) Faro Cayo Piedras del Norte , Cuba (Tom Pohrt) Faro Punta Torrecilla , Dom. Rep. (USCG)
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Mexico East Coast Lighthouses and Yucatán, all bordering on the gulf of Mexico this region is close to the us,it is some of Mexico s most impressive and historic lighthouses are located on http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/lighthouse/mxg.htm
Extractions: Although this region is close to the U.S., it is mostly terra incognita for American lighthouse fans. That's too bad, because some of Mexico's most impressive and historic lighthouses are located on this coast. While the U.S. Coast Guard is rapidly pulling out of the lighthouse business, in Mexico lighthouses still play an importnat role in coastal navigation and new towers are still being built from time to time. Sadly, many of the lighthouses on this page are known only from listings of navigational aids . More information is needed for all of them, and photos are needed for most of them. If you can add to our online knowledge, please let me know Mexican lighthouses are managed by the , the cabinet agency that also manages the country's airports and seaports. Many of the larger light stations are staffed by resident civilian keepers. Lighthouse Digest article from November 2001, also covering the Cozumel lighthouses.
TEACHER'S RESOURCE FOR GRADES K -4 U.S. coast Guard History. Our first lighthouses were actually given to us by Nature for instance, destroyed twentythree lights along the gulf coast and killed the keepers at Horn Island and http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-cp/history/WEBLIGHTHOUSES/lighthouse_curriculum.html
Extractions: [text only] NOTE: Due to the size of this file and the variations in the capability of printers, the USCG Historians Office recommends that you print this "Teachers Lighthouse Resource" piecemeal. Printing this file several pages at a time will result in a finished product of higher quality and in a format that more closely resembles that on the screen. LIGHTHOUSE RESOURCE FOR GRADES K -4 THE SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES RELATE TO VARIOUS DISCIPLINES - ART, SCIENCE, LANGUAGE ARTS, MATH, HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY. GOALS 1. To familiarize children with lighthouses as aids to navigation. 2. To have students gain a basic understanding of lighthouse operation and the evolution of lighthouse technology. 3. To make children aware of the historic role of lighthouses and their current status. 4. To teach children the properties of light and how these are employed to enhance the effectiveness of the light signal. The Story of the Lighthouse Many, many years ago (thousands of years to be more exact), people lived m a very primitive wayboth hunting for and growing their own food (there were no supermarkets in those days, no stores at all!). Eventually they decided to explore the water in a boat to find out what the sea had to offer in the way of food. And, what did they find? They found fish and all kinds of other seafood: clams, mussels, scallops, oysters, lobsters, crabs, etc. During the day they could find their way back to the landing place by looking for a pile of rocks that had been left there.
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Lighthouses, Lightships, And The Gulf Of Mexico David Cipra was well known by most members of the lighthouse community as the foremostexpert on gulf coast lighthouses. He joined the us coast Guard in 1966 http://users.sitestar.net/~cypress/gulf.htm
Extractions: Soon after the Louisiana Purchase, lighthouses were planned and their construction begun along the Gulf Coast to support a burgeoning seaborne commerce. Shifting bars and bayous, soft and muddy bottoms, coral reefs, and periodic hurricanes challenged the skills of the lighthouse designers and builders, as well as the men and women appointed to keep the lights. Over time, because of the numerous natural hazards, often two, sometimes three or even four replacement towers were built at the same station. Lighthouses on the Gulf Coast were challenged, not only by forces of nature, but also by historical events, especially the Civil War. Extinguished as aids to navigation, lighthouses became Confederate lookout posts and Union targets during this period, some were even bombarded. After the war, materials such as cast iron and new technology such as skeletal towers permitted the construction of towers more suited to the Gulf shore's terrain. According to U.S. Coast Guard Chief Historian Robert M. Browning
Extractions: Historic Images of American Lighthouses The authors of Women Who Kept the Lights: An Illustrated History of Female Lighthouse Keepers J. Candace and Mary Louise Clifford, have drawn together a unique collection of 230 photos and drawings created during the 1800s. The 304-page book includes narratives about the featured lighthouses as well as the evolution of lighthouses during the nineteenth century. In 1800 the United States had 26 lighthouses. At the end of the century that number had increased to over 650. As the country expanded, the building of new lighthouses followed the nation's shipping interestsdown the Atlantic coast, up the Hudson River and along Lake Champlain, into the Chesapeake Bay, along the Gulf Coast, around the Great Lakes, and finally up the entire length of the Pacific coast. As the number of lighthouses grew, the architectural styles of the stations and the technology that lit them changed. Rubblestone and wood were supplemented by cut stone and brick. Tall, heavy towers sunk in the soft sands of the Chesapeake and Gulf Coast gave way to lightweight offshore screwpiles supporting simple wooden dwellings with a lantern on the roof. By mid-century, sailing ships were being replaced by steamships; chandeliers of whale and lard oil lamps in front of reflectors were replaced by Fresnel lenses that magnified the light. Cast iron was introduced as a light and movable building material. Fog bells previously rung by hand were mechanized by clockworks and many later replaced with steam-operated fog signals. In the 1880s oil lamps gave way to kerosene; oil houses were added to light stations to protect the volatile fuel. Finally, the introduction of electricity greatly simplified the keeper's duties.
Books On Southern U.S. Lighthouses Bruce Roberts, Ray Jones gulf coast lighthouses. Author Taylor really did his homeworkin researching the earliest lighthouses to dot the us Lighthouse Society http://www.lighthouse.cc/books/south.html
Extractions: Lighthouse Bookstore Books on Southern U.S. Lighthouses Thomas Yocum, Bruce Roberts, Cheryl Shelton-Roberts - Cape Hatteras: America's Lighthouse Amazon.com's Price: $26.95. Availability: This title usually ships within 24 hours. Hardcover - Dimensions in inches: 0.64 x 10.34 . Published by Cumberland House, 1999. This book commemorates the event and recalls the storied legacy of the stone sentinel, describing the long history of the lighthouse and investing it with texture and depth in describing the lives of the people who have served here. It is a loving homage to one of the most distinctive structures in the United States. Bruce Roberts, Ray Jones - Southern Lighthouses : Chesapeake Bay to the Gulf of Mexico From the Maryland shore to the Florida Panhandle and across the Gulf Coast, the 50 lighthouses profiled in this volume have stood sentinel through a thousand stormy nights. In magnificent photos and in fascinating narrative, this beautiful book captures the tumultuous history and enigmatic power of these life-saving beacons of the sea. 85 photos, 55 in color. 5 maps. Another fine book in the series of regional lighthouse volumes by Roberts and Jones.
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Eastern Beaches Of The USA - Lighthouse Directories Pictures of gulf coast lighthouses.Pics of gulf of Mexico lighthouses. Over 350 originalpictures of lighthouses in the us, Canada, England, Ireland, Wales http://www.easternbeaches.com/links/lighthousedirectories.html
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Extractions: This Gulf Coast Lighthouse calendar features wonderful Gulf Coast Lighthouse pictures which will be enjoyed all year. Working with top photographers and artists, pictures on the Gulf Coast Lighthouse wall calendar are approximately 12" x 12". The Gulf Coast Lighthouse calendar makes a nice gift. NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME
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