Bolivar Point Lighthouse, Texas, Virtual Tour on April 2

We invite you to join the U.S. Lighthouse Society and the Bolivar Point Lighthouse Foundation for a virtual tour (via Zoom) of one of the Gulf Coast’s most historic light stations, on Saturday, April 2, at 4:00 p.m. EST (3:00 p.m. CST, 2:00 p.m. MST, 1:00 PST).

Early photo of Bolivar Point Light Station, Texas, from the National Archives.

Built in 1872, Bolivar Point Lighthouse sent its light seaward every day but two until its retirement in 1933. The lighthouse weathered hurricanes and friendly fire, and offered safe harbor to countless mariners. Since it was auctioned in 1947, the lighthouse has been privately owned and maintained by descendants of its original owners, E.V. Boyt and his sister Ila Maxwell. Structurally, it is historically significant as one of only two cast-iron lighthouses on the Gulf Coast.

Courtesy of the Bolivar Point Lighthouse Foundation
Mark Boyt and Amy Maxwell Chase of the Bolivar Point Lighthouse Foundation

The Bolivar Point Lighthouse Foundation is a Texas-based nonprofit organization dedicated to saving the 1872 Bolivar Point Lighthouse and sharing it with the people of Texas. Join us on April 2 and learn about the past, present, and exciting future of this jewel of the Gulf Coast with Amy Maxwell Chase and Mark Boyt, board members of the Bolivar Point Lighthouse Foundation.

Apr 2, 2022 4:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

There is no charge for this event, but we ask that you register in advance by clicking here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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