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Clopper's Bar Lighthouse

1852 – August 31 $25,000 for three lighthouses on Galveston Bay.

1853 – The three lights authorized to be placed in Galveston bay, on Halfmoon shoal, Red fish bar, and Clopper's bar, are under construction by contract, and will, it is hoped, be ready for lighting by the time the illuminating apparatus is received from France, which has already been shipped.

1854 – On the 9th February I inspected and received the three screw-pile beacons in Galveston bay; since which time I have been engaged attending to current repairs and expenditures in different portions of the, district.

1855 – Keeper John Alfsson $400 Thomas Chubb $300

1868 – Clopper's bar.—This light-house escaped destruction, though discontinued during the war. A temporary light-house was established and the light exhibited May 8, 1868. The station is in a satisfactory condition except that it needs painting, which will be attended to in a few weeks.

1869 – Clopper's Bar, Galveston Bay.—This station has been thoroughly repaired this year, and is now in good condition.

1880 – Clopper's Bar, Galveston Bay, Texas.—This light was discontinued on April 1, 1880, it being of no further use to the navigation of the bay.


  • Head: William Hull (1854), John Alfsson (1854 – at least 1860), John Smith (1868 – 1880).
  • Assistant: James Armstrong (1854), Thomas Chubb (at least 1855 – at least 1859), Katharine Smith (1871 – 1880).

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