Southwest Reef Lighthouse

Southwest Reef Lighthouse (HM1MC8)

Location: Berwick, LA 70342 St. Mary Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 41.656', W 91° 12.981'

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Established on September 1, 1859, this lighthouse stood near the entrance to the Atchafalaya Bay on the Gulf Coast of Louisiana. Its design, one of only two built in the Uniyed States of this type, is a square pyramid, fully enclosed in boiler plate. Originally, it had a fixed white oil light standing 54 feet above mean high water, which was visible for 14 miles. This lighthouse remained active until March 30, 1916; it was decommissioned when the Point Au Fer Reef Lighthouse was built. For over seventy years, the Southwest Reef Lighthouse stood marking the passage into the Atchafalaya Bay as a day beacon until it was moved ashore and fully restored by the Town of Berwick in October 1987.
HM NumberHM1MC8
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Date Added Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 at 10:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 672568 N 3286239
Decimal Degrees29.69426667, -91.21635000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 41.656', W 91° 12.981'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 41' 39.36" N, 91° 12' 58.86" W
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Area Code(s)985
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3246-3298 Bellview Front St, Berwick LA 70342, US
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