Recently (Oct. 17th, 2001) I was fortunate enough to visit the Sabine Pass Lighthouse for their annual fund raiser. While I was there I took some photos of the old girl, and while they are not of professional quality, I tried to capture her grace, her struggle with time as well her historical beauty. After you've browsed the photo's (clicking on them will bring up a larger version) please return to my Lighthouse page and click on the Help Save Her link to find out information how you can contribute to the restoration work.

A view of the lighthouse and the small island she stands on. You can see the butresses that keep her steady in the soft soil and the pylons from the original keeper's home.
The recent addition to identify the old girl. My kids snuck into this picture.
This is a shot up the side standing between two butresses. In this photo you can see the reminants of the old striping.
Another shot looking up the side. In this shot two of the stair windows and stripes are plainly visiable.
In this photo you can see the tank stand and the rusting roof from the oil storage building. Note the burned post to the right, these are the remains of the pier.
This unique shot shows the pylons from the keepers home. You can see the remains of one of the fireplace supports (there were 4).
Viewing across the side of the tower, down the trail of burned pier supports. One can only imagine the beauty that was destroyed by a raging marsh fire.
To accomodate the fund raising activities, a temporary bridge was contructed across the small bayou. The buttresses give her a very unique 'Rocket Ship' appearance.
Looking up the angle of one of the buttresses gives one a unique perspective on a piece of history.
Look up the center of the tower. You can see the missing stairs and rusting center post. The yearning to climb the stairs was over shadowed by warnings and common sense.
My kids were fascinated by the lighthouse, the water (of course) and the stories. My son (4 years old) talked about the tale of the storm, the trap door and the people that lived there for days.

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