Table of Contents for Lighthouses, Lightships, and the Gulf of Mexico

Foreword
Preface
Lighthouse Location Maps

Chapter 1: The Gulf Coast of the United States before the Civil War

The colonial era

The new republic of the United States
Administering the lights
Technology and cotton

Chapter 2: The Civil War and beyond

Lighthouses under the sovereign states
The Confederate States Light House Bureau
Activities of the U.S. Light-House Board during the Civil War
The recovery of trade
New lighthouse technology

Chapter 3: Florida’s West Coast: Dry Tortugas to Cedar Keys

The Turtle Islands
Garden Key Lighthouse
Tortugas Harbor Lighthouse
Loggerhead Key Lighthouse
Punta Rassa and Charlotte Harbors Sanibel Island Lighthouse
Gasparilla Island Lighthouse
Charlotte Harbor Lighthouse
Boca Grande (Rear Range) Lighthouse
From Egmont to the Cedar Keys
Egmont Key Lighthouse
Anclote Key Lighthouse
Cedar Keys (Sea Horse Key) Lighthouse

Chapter 4: West Florida

St. Marks River to Pensacola Bay
St. Marks to Apalachicola Bay
St. Marks Lighthouse
Proposed Southwest Cape Lighthouse
Cape St. George Lighthouse
Dog Island Lighthouse
Crooked River Lighthouse
Cape San Blas and St. Joseph Bay
St. Joseph Bay Lighthouse
Cape San Blas Lighthouse
Pensacola Lighthouse

Chapter 5: Mobile Bay (Alabama)

Sand Island to Choctaw Point
Mobile Bay’s entrance lights
Mobile Point Lighthouse
Sand Island Lighthouse
Mobile Bay’s interior lights
Choctaw Point Lighthouse
Battery Gladden Lighthouse
Mobile Bay (Middle Bay) Lighthouse
Grant’s Pass Lighthouse

Chapter 6: Mississippi Sound (Mississippi)

Pascagoula to Proctorsville The approach to New Orleans
Cat Island Lighthouse
Chandeleur Island Lighthouse
Ship Island Lighthouse
The Inside Passage
Pass Christian Lighthouse
Round Island Lighthouse
Biloxi Lighthouse
East Pascagoula River Lighthouse
Horn Island Lighthouse
Merrill’s Shell Bank Lighthouse
St. Joseph Island Lighthouse
Lake Borgne Lighthouse
Proctorsville Lighthouse

Chapter 7: Louisiana’s Lake Country

The Rigolets
East Rigolets Lighthouse
West Rigolets Lighthouse
Lake Pontchartrain
Bayou St. John Lighthouse
Port Pontchartrain Lighthouse
New Canal Lighthouse
Tchefuncte River Lighthouse
Bayou Bonfouca Lighthouse
Point Aux Herbes Lighthouse
Lake Maurepas and the Manchac
Pass Manchac Lighthouse
Amite River Lighthouse

Chapter 8: America’s Marine Highway: Delta to Natchez (Louisiana)

Mississippi Delta
La Balize
Frank’s Island Lighthouse
Pass a l’Outre Lighthouse
South Pass Lighthouse
Southwest Pass Lighthouse
Head of Passes Lighthouse
Natchez Lighthouse

Chapter 9: Bayou Country (Louisiana and Texas)

Barataria and Timbalier Bays
Barataria Bay Lighthouse
Timbalier Bay Lighthouse
Ship Shoal Lighthouse
Atchafalaya and Vermilion Bays
Point Defer Lighthouse
Southwest Reef Lighthouse
Point Au Fer Reef Lighthouse
Vermilion Bay Lighthouse
Shell Keys Lighthouse
Trinity Shoal Lighthouse
Oyster Bayou Lighthouse
Sabine Pass Lighthouse
Sabine Bank Lighthouse
Calcasieu River Lighthouse

Chapter 10: Galveston Bay (Texas)

Galveston Bay
Bolivar Point Lighthouse
Galveston Jetty Lighthouse
Redfish Bar Lighthouse
Halfmoon Shoal Lighthouse
Clopper’s Bar Lighthouse
Fort Point Lighthouse
Brazos River Lighthouse

Chapter 11: Lower Texas Coast

Matagorda Bay
Matagorda Island Lighthouse
Swash Channel Lighthouse
Saluria Lighthouse
East and West Shoal Lighthouses
Halfmoon Reef Lighthouse
Aransas and Corpus Christi Bays Aransas Pass Lighthouse
Corpus Christi Lighthouse
The Brazos Santiago
Point Isabel Lighthouse
Brazos Santiago Lighthouse

Chapter 12: Lightships

Floating lights
Planning the first lightship
Aurora Borealis
Merrill’s Shell Bank Lightship
Atchafalaya Bay Lightship
Ship Shoal Lightship
Trinity Shoal Lightship
South Pass Lightship
Southwest Pass Lightship
New Orleans Lightship
Galveston Lightship
Heald Bank Lightship

Afterword
Endnotes
Bibliography
Index