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TIBBETS POINT LIGHT

State: NEW YORK
Location: ST. LAWRENCE RIVER / LAKE ONTARIO
Nearest City: CAPE VINCENT
County: JEFFERSON
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1827


Tibbets Point Light
Photo courtesy Tibbetts Point Lighthouse Historical Society
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1854
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1981
  • Foundation Materials: NATURAL/EMPLACED
  • Construction Materials: BRICK/STUCCO
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 58
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1854
  • Present Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1854
  • Height of Focal Plane: 69
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: ORIGINAL LENS STILL IN OPERATION
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1827
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1895
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Architectural Style:
  • Fog Signal Type: ELECTRIC/DIESEL AIR / ORIG. STEAM DIAPHONE
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1880
  • Number of Stories: 2.5
  • Architectural Style:
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: DUPLEX KEEPERS HOUSE (1907), RADIOBEACON, IRON OIL HOUSE, GARAGE, VISITOR CENTER/MUSEUM (1994)

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/YOUTH HOSTEL IN KEEPERS

Owner/Manager: TOWN OF TIBBETTS POINT LEASE KEEPERS TO AMERICAN YOUTH HOSTELS, TOWER & MUSEUM TO TIBBETTS POINT LIGHTHOUSE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #84002412
Name of Listing: TIBBETTS POINT LIGHT (U.S. COAST GUARD / GREAT LAKES TR)
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:



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