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Berwick in Saint Mary Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Southwest Reef Lighthouse

 
 
Southwest Reef Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
May 13, 2005
1. Southwest Reef Lighthouse Marker
Inscription. Established on September 1, 1859, this lighthouse stood near the entrance to the Atchafalaya Bay on the Gulf Coast of Louisiana. Its design, one of only two built in the United States of this type, is a square pyramid, fully enclosed in boiler plate. Originally, it had a fixed white oil light standing 54 feet above mean high water, which was visible for 14 miles. This lighthouse remained active until March 30, 1916; it was decommissioned when the Point Au Fer Reef Lighthouse was built. For over seventy years, the Southwest Reef Lighthouse stood marking the passage into the Atchafalaya Bay as a day beacon until it was moved ashore and fully restored by the Town of Berwick in October 1987.
 
Location. 29° 41.656′ N, 91° 12.981′ W. Marker is in Berwick, Louisiana, in Saint Mary Parish. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Bellview Front Street and Lima Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3246 Bellview Front Street, Berwick LA 70342, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Twin City Gospel Temple (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Morgan City Floodwalls (approx. 0.4 miles away); Atchafalaya River
Southwest Reef Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
May 13, 2005
2. Southwest Reef Lighthouse Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Charles Morgan (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Atchafalaya River (approx. half a mile away); The Governor Jared Young Sanders Memorial Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sacred Heart Of Jesus Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Civil War Years (approx. 0.7 miles away).
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Southwest Reef Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
May 13, 2005
3. Southwest Reef Lighthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 28, 2015. This page has been viewed 257 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 28, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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