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ROCK ISLAND LIGHT

State: NEW YORK
Location: ST. LAWRENCE RIVER /
LAKE ONTARIO
Nearest City: ORLEANS
County: JEFFERSON
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1848


Rock Island Light
Photo courtesy Ted Smith
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1882
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1930S
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE/LIMESTONE
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON/BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 40
  • Original Optic: SIXTH ORDER
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: REMOVED
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 40
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1848
  • Description: COMBINATION LIGHTHOUSE/KEEPERS DWELLING
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1882
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: VICTORIAN
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: CLAPBOARD BOATHOUSE (1920), SHOP, FIELDSTONE SMOKEHOUSE (CA. 1847), STEEL GENERATOR HOUSE (1900), CLAPBOARD CARPENTERS SHOP (1882)

Current Use: STATE PARK

Owner/Manager: STATE OF NEW YORK / THOUSAND ISLAND PARKS COMMISSION

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED Reference #78001855
Name of Listing: ROCK ISLAND LIGHT STATION
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
PART OF RIVER PARKS UNIT OF THOUSAND ISLANDS STATE PARK COMMISSION



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