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SPLIT ROCK POINT LIGHT (OLD)

State: NEW YORK
Location: WHALLON BAY / LAKE CHAMPLAIN
Nearest City: ESSEX
County: ESSEX
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1838


Split Rock Point Light (Old)
Photo courtesy Ted Smith
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1867
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1928
  • Automated: 1928
  • Foundation Materials: LIMESTONE ON STONE MOLEHEAD
  • Construction Materials: LIMESTONE
  • Markings/Patterns: NATURAL W/RED & WHITE TRIM
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 39
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1857
  • Present Optic:
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 100
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? YES
  • Year Tower Constructed: 1928
  • Type: RED STEEL SKELETAL ON CONCRETE/STEEL CRIB
  • Tower Height:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 100
  • Current Optic:
Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES (MODIFIED)
  • Year Constructed: 1899
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: GREEK REVIVAL
  • Construction Materials: WOOD/FLAGSTONE
Other Structures: CARRIAGE HOUSE

Current Use: SUMMER RESIDENCE

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD (NEW TOWER) / PRIVATE OWNER (OLD TOWER)

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

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

Miscellaneous:
REPLACED BY RED STEEL SKELETAL TOWER 1928



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