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Light List Data:
Not long after Texas was granted statehood (1845), ever-increasing traffic on the Brazos River led the Light-House Board to recommend that a light be raised at its mouth. However, it was not until 1896 that an iron skeleton tower was erected, about 50 miles down the coast from Galveston Bay. The light station survived many natural disasters, including the hurricane of 1915, which shook the tower so hard that the revolving mechanism was put out of order, requiring the keepers to turn the light by hand for two nights.