Brazos Santiago Lighthouse, Texas
BRAZOS SANTIAGO LIGHT
Location: Brazos Santiago Pass, Padre Island
Station Established: 1853
Year Current/Last Tower(s) First Lit: 1943
Tower Shape/Markings/Pattern: Hexagonal screw-pile structure; dwelling, slate-color; piles, roof, and lantern, black (1903)
Height: 30' (1854); 60' (1903)
Original Lens: Fifth order Fresnel, 1854; Fourth order (1903)
Characteristic: Fixed white
Fog Horn: None
- Original light was a moveable wood structure with wheels.
- First tower was built in 1864. It was constructed of wood and was 30 feet in height.
- Tower was rebuilt in 1864 and four feet was added to its height.
- Keeper's wife was killed and the tower destroyed during the 1874 hurricane.
- Tower was rebuilt in 1879 as a wooden cottage-style screw-pile structure.
- Tower burned down in 1940.
- By 1943 the light was placed on a Coast Guard building.