Sabine Pass in Jefferson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Sabine Bank Lighthouse
The lighthouse was fabricated in Detroit, Michigan and shipped to Sabine by railway in 1904. After the cast iron plate caisson was partially assembled it was towed offshore and completed on a shallow shoal. On March 15, 1906, service began on the lighthouse, and it was manned until automated in 1923.
Located in Texas waters, it was named the 18-Mile Lighthouse by the Sabine pilots, that being the distance from their station, which was at that time on the channel due east of this park.
During WWII the lighthouse became a coastal outpost manned by the U.S. Coast Guard. After the war it was again automated and served as a navigational aid until it was declared obsolete and in 2002 contracted for removal. To preserve a part of maritime history, R.L. "Gabby" Eldridge and William D. "Bill" Quick acquired, refurbished, and placed this structure here in May 2004.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 29° 44.088′ N, 93° 53.632′ W. Marker is in Sabine Pass, Texas, in Jefferson Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sabine Pass TX 77655, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1886 Hurricane at Sabine Pass (here, next to this marker); City of Sabine and Sabine Pass (a few steps from this marker); Spaight's 11th Battalion (a few steps from this marker); Fort Sabine (a few steps from this marker); Dick Dowling (approx. 0.2 miles away); Beach Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); Spanish-American War Fortifications (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fort Manhassett (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sabine Pass.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 15, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 14, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. 3. submitted on June 15, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.