List of all lighthouses in the state of Louisiana as identified by the United States Coast Guard and other historical sources.
Focal height and coordinates are taken from the 1907 United States Coast Guard Light List, while location and dates of activation, automation, and deactivation are taken from the United States Coast Guard Historical information site for lighthouses.
Lighthouses of Louisiana:A Complete Pictorial History
The first book ever to be completely devoted to the history of Louisiana's lighthouses. Author E'Deana Elmer has always been fascinated by lighthouses. It took two and a half years of digging using such sources as the National Archives and the Coast Guard Archives to put together this detailed history of these little known and in many cases long lost beacons. "Did you know that the Chase bank building (formerly the Hibernia building) on Canal and Carondelet was once used as a lighthouse", the author indicated in an interview. At the time it was built it was the tallest building in New Orleans and ships would use the lights on the buildings roof as a guide. There once had been 35 lighthouses in Louisiana, with only nine of them still standing today. Only two of them are still operational - the Southwest Pass lighthouse and the Sabine Pass East Jetty lighthouse. Most of Louisiana's lighthouses have been snuffed out, destroyed by storms, eaten away by erosion, or simply torn down.