Cubits Gap

Year Established:
1891
Existing:
No
Source:
LL-1908
Download:
File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Date:
1941
Photo Credit:
USCG
Photo Courtesy of:
US Lighthouse Society Archives
Collection / Donor:

LOCATION

Location:
Mississippi River
Latitude:
29° 11.30'
Longitude:
89° 15.50'
U.S. State:
Louisiana
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Open to Public:
No
Light List Data:
  1. Cubits Gap
Light list data courtesy Gary Riemenschneider

STRUCTURE

Year Tower Established:
1898
Tower Construction Material:
Metal
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
40
Tower Shape:
Pyramidal
Tower Daymark:
White
Fog Signal Building?:
No
Year Fog Signal Building Constructed:
1891
Keeper's Quarters?:
No
Year Keeper's Quarters:
1902

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
No
Original Optic Type:
Lens Lantern
Year Original Lens Installed:
1898
Private Aid:
No
USCG Access to Optics:
No

Comments:

Began as bell tower in 1891 (square wooden tower on four piles); light removed from pole and placed on tower, and tower moved to new foundation in 1898; Keeper's dwelling built in 1902


Entered by:
t.wheeler
Entered Date:
Jan 15, 2018