Lighthouses of Texas

Webster, Texas: Galveston Bay Estuary Program. Baker, T. Lindsay. Lighthouses of Texas. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 1991. Cipra, David L. Lighthouses, Lightships, and the Gulf of Mexico.

Author: Steph McDougal

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467130912

Category: ARCHITECTURE

Page: 127

View: 187

Download →

Not long after winning their independence from Mexico in 1836, Texans began clamoring for lighthouses. Hundreds of miles of barrier islands, shifting sandbars, and shallow bays made the Texas coast treacherous at a time when few overland routes provided access to the new republic. Beginning in 1852, twenty-eight lighthouses were built along the Texas coastline, on land and over water. Lighthouse service was often a family affair, with husbands, wives, and children working together as keepers and assistants. For nearly 70 years, construction continued as coastal erosion, hurricanes, and wars regularly damaged or destroyed those lighthouses already built. These "sentinels of the sea" lessened but did not eliminate the chance of shipwreck, so lifesaving stations, manned by able seamen with unsinkable surfboats, were established as well. As Texas's lighthouses were gradually automated throughout the 20th century, many were sold to private owners or abandoned. Today, several have been restored, and two--at Aransas Pass and Port Isabel--still function as aids to navigation.
Posted in:

Lighthouses of Texas

Gives the history of lighthouses in the state of Texas as well as the life and work of the keepers and their families.

Author: T. Lindsay Baker

Publisher: Texas A & M University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015022013034

Category: Lighthouses

Page: 128

View: 382

Download →

Gives the history of lighthouses in the state of Texas as well as the life and work of the keepers and their families.
Posted in:

Lighthouses for Kids

Workers assemble the caisson for the Sabine Bank, Texas, Lighthouse. The structure no longer stands. U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office Workers build the second Minot's Ledge Lighthouse. U.S. Coast Guard. Examples: Mile Rock Lighthouse ...

Author: Katherine L. House

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781613740460

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 447

Download →

Bringing to life an era when rivers, lakes, and oceans were the nation's highways and lighthouses served as traffic signals and maps, this comprehensive reference provides children with an in-depth history of lighthouses and firsthand stories of the challenges faced by lighthouse keepers. Filled with engaging activities such as learning how to tie a bowline knot and building a model lighthouse, this unique book also includes a field guide to U.S. lighthouses, places to visit, a time line, glossary, websites to explore, and a reading list for further study.
Posted in:

Southern Lighthouses

POINT IS ABEL LIGHT Point Isabel , Texas – 1852 AK lso constructed in 1852 , a good year for lighthouses in Texas , the Point Isabel Light was erected on an old army camp used by the forces of General Zachary Taylor during the Mexican ...

Author: Ray Jones

Publisher:

ISBN: 156440644X

Category: Travel

Page: 114

View: 510

Download →

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.
Posted in:

American Lighthouses

The Lighthouse Board established several lights along the Texas coast in 1852, including those at Matagorda Bay Island near Port O'Connor and Bolivar Point near Galveston on an offshore barrier island.

Author: Bruce Roberts

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493047017

Category: Travel

Page: 368

View: 756

Download →

For more than two centuries, lighthouses have helped sailors find their way through treacherous waters, guiding them home or taking them safely through passages on their way to adventure. These historic towers and houses form a sparkling chain of lights along our coasts, a reminder of the past echoing with adventure and mystery, a lure for travelers looking for a glimpse into a romantic past. American Lighthouses offers more than just a tour of over 450 beautiful and historic navigational beacons dotting the coasts and lakes of the United States. This fully illustrated, one-of-a-kind handbook details their history and architecture and provides full information on visiting or viewing them.
Posted in:

A Description and List of the Lighthouses of the World

It . 123 43.9 TEXAS . GALVESTON BAY Lightvessel One bright fixed It . BOLIVAR POINT One fixed bright It . 1 Painted straw colour . In 1 ) fathoms inside the bar . Fog - bell and horn 1849 1870 1 . | 47 | 1 1 | 32 | 117 | 17 | 1872 New ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015010965823

Category: Lighthouses

Page:

View: 614

Download →

Posted in:

Historically Famous Lighthouses

( 1 ) ( 2 ) ( 7 ) TEXAS POINT ISABEL LIGHTHOUSE When Fort Polk was abandoned , after the Mexican War , the site was transferred to the Treasury Department and on September 28 , 1850 , Congress appropriated $ 15,000 " for a lighthouse ...

Author: United States. Coast Guard

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B5081144

Category: Lighthouses

Page: 102

View: 163

Download →

Posted in:

Texas State Park Guide

LIGHTHOUSE. STATE. HISTORIC. SITE. 421 East Queen Isabella Blvd., Port Isabel 78578 (956) 943-2262 This coastal “light” was built in 1852 in response to requests from sea captains for help in navigating around the low-lying Texas coast.

Author:

Publisher: Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept.

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

View: 355

Download →

Posted in: