Fort Point Light (Texas)
Undated photograph of Fort Point Light in Texas (USCG)
|Location||Entrance to Galveston Bay, Texas|
|Year first constructed||1881|
|Year first lit||1882|
|Tower shape||hexagonal house|
|Height||47 feet (14 m)|
|Original lens||Fourth order Fresnel lens|
|Characteristic||Fixed white with several red and dark sectors|
This light was not long-lived. Although the land was reserved for the Republic of Texas as far back as 1836, Congress did not appropriate construction funds until 1878, and the light was not completed until 1882. Eleven years later, the light was discontinued, but the station continued to serve as a fog signal until 1950, with the light being dismantled three years later. A modern beacon stands near the site as a range light for one of the large ship channel segments.
- "Historic Light Station Information and Photography: Texas". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office. Retrieved 2008-01-11.
- NOAA (2007). Galveston Bay, Texas (Map). 1:80,000 (35 ed.). Chart 11326. http://www.charts.noaa.gov/OnLineViewer/11326.shtml. Retrieved 2008-01-11.