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Sand Island Light House

Two New Orleans painters are pictured half-way to the top of Sand Island Lighthouse, repainting the 115-foot tall structure. They are Howard J. and Paul Tassin, cousins. They had removed the scaffolding when newsmen were at the light last week, but were working atop a fuel tank pictured way above the ground. The lighthouse has been repained black, so that it will stand out during the daylight.
Mobile Press-Register, story by ED LEE, Staff Reporter, photo Press-Register, published September 20, 1953. Recovered and saved by Johnny Newman, Montgomery, AL, member, AL Light House Assoc. Board of Directors
Archive Editor's note: (1) Somehow, the 1953 reporter had incorrect data, the total height of the structure is 131 feet. A meausrment from the base to the focal plane of the light is 126 feet.


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