Barataria Bay Lighthouse (Bayou Barataria Bay Light), Isle Grand Terre, entrance to Barataria Bay, Louisiana
BAYOU BARATARIA BAY LIGHT
Location: BARATARIA BAY, GULF OF MEXICO, NEAR NEW ORLEANS, LA
Station Established: 1857
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1897
Foundation Materials: UNKNOWN
Construction Materials: WOODEN
Tower Shape: SQUARE PYRAMIDAL SKELETAL TOWER
Relationship to Other Structure: SEPARATE
Original Lens: FOURTH ORDER FRESNEL
- The light station was established in 1857. An octagonal brick tower was built at the site. That light was destroyed in a hurricane in 1893.
- In 1897 a square pyramidal skeletal tower was built. It was 66 feet tall.
- It was deactivated in 1945. The tower was destroyed at an unknown date.
Researched and written by Melissa Buckler, a volunteer through the Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society.