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EAST CHARITY SHOALS LIGHT

State: NEW YORK
Location: OFF CAPE VINCENT / LAKE ONTARIO
Nearest City: BROWNSVILLE
County: JEFFERSON
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1929



Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1877
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 16
  • Original Optic: FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1935
  • Present Optic:
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1992
  • Height of Focal Plane: 52
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? YES, 1929
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? UNKNOWN
  • Year Constructed:
  • Number of Stories:
  • Architectural Style:
  • Construction Materials:
Other Structures:

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: NONE; Reference # 0
Name of Listing:
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
TOWER ORIGINALLY SERVED VERMILION STATION (1877-1929) REMOVED AFTER DAMAGED IN ICE STORM



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