Lighthouses are historic and are usually popular attractions amongst visitors to the area. Some of the most popular lighthouses in the U.S are located in Texas. They have a lot of history behind them. They are reminders of man’s sea travels in the past. They serve as guides for those lost at sea. Every sailor has a story or some type of experience with a lighthouse and that is a main reason why people are interested in them.
One lighthouse in Texas is the Half Room Reef Lighthouse in Port Lavaca Texas. It was built in 1858 on the Halfmoon Reef. It is constructed from wood and is a hexagonal screw pile lighthouse. In 1942, the lighthouse was sold and was moved to its present location next to the civic center.
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The Port Bolivar lighthouse was built in 1852 but during the Civil War, it was ruined. It was then constructed in 1872. The lighthouse is made out of cast iron and brick. It is black in color and is currently privately owned. It has been privately owned since 1933.
One of the most beautiful lighthouses is the Port Isabel lighthouse. Construction was first completed in March of 1853. The purpose of the Port Isabel Lighthouse was to guide sea travelers, and to control sea traffic. Over the years, this lighthouse has experienced quite a few renovations. It is now a historic site that is open to visitors.
Next time you are in Texas, visit one of these lighthouses. They are beautiful and also historical.