Lighthouses

Southwest Reef Lighthouse

A Picturesque View Of The Southwest Reef Lighthouse

The Southwest Reef Lighthouse On A Beautiful Day

The Southwest Reef Lighthouse is very historical since it was built way back in 1856 and situated right at the tip of the Southwest Reef in the state of Louisiana. This is to replace the lightships that have been placed right on the bay for about a decade or so. This served its purpose of being a navigational guide to numerous vessels right around the reef and straight to the primary channel of the Atchafalaya River. It was then discontinued by 1916 when a shorter yet deeper channel had been found right across the reef. It was the Point Au Fer Reef Lighthouse who took over its primary function.

It sat in rust right on shallow water until 1987 came around. The Berwick town had the lighthouse moved by paying and it was transferred to a park right in town 25 miles in distance. It was then included in the list of the National Register of Historic Places by 1991. Hence, the name register in the list of Historic Places is the one that is located in Berwick while the original location is the one that is right on the reef.

The Southwest Reef Lighthouse is a tower that is also made out of screwpile foundation. It has iron plates that are made portable which made it possible for the piles to be lengthened where the tower exactly stood. In person, you will find it in remarkable shape right after it went through full restoration and it sits right next to the bridge. You can compare its looks to the Calcasieu River Lighthouse.

A View Of The Southwest Reef Lighthouse From Below

Below The Southwest Reef Lighthouse

 

Another View Of The Southwest Reef Lighthouse

The Southwest Reef Lighthouse On An Overcase Day

 

The Lens For The Southwest Reef Lighthouse

The Lens Inside The Southwest Reef Lighthouse

 

The Southwest Reef Lighthouse Lit Up In The Night Lights

The Southwest Reef Lighthouse On A Beautiful Night

 

The Lighthouse At The Southwest Reef From A Distance

The Southwest Reef Lighthouse With The Bridge In The Background

 

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