San Luis Station Site

Port Bolivar?, TX

Also known as Galveston, west end (1879-1882); San Luis (1883-ca. 1945)

The San Luis Station Site site was established in 1879


This is not an active site. It was active 1879-1921 and 1925 to ca. 1945 (Listed as inactive 1922-1924)


This site was closed (in) Ca. 1945


This is the original site location


Designation number: 218

Station closed ca. 1945 and abandoned in 1950. 1879 station house destroyed by a hurricane in August 1915. 1916 station house burned down in 1946.

Station Site Notes:

1879 in the process of erection; 1880 manned and in operation; 1887 repairs made to station; 1916 new building (station?) erected; 1917 station rebuilt on steel pilings elevated to clear high water during hurricanes to replace one destroyed in a hurricane (USLSS Annual Reports). Station was destroyed in a hurricane; site was abandoned in 1950 (USCG Historian's Website).

Buildings at this Station Site

There are no surviving station houses at this site.

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