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BARCELONA (PORTLAND HARBOR) LIGHT

State: NEW YORK
Location: PORTLAND HARBOR /
LAKE ERIE
Nearest City: WESTFIELD
County: CHAUTAUQUA
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1829


Barcelona (Portland Harbor) Light
Photo courtesy Ted Smith
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1829
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1859
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: NATURAL EMPLACED
  • Construction Materials: FIELDSTONE
  • Markings/Patterns: NATURAL
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 40
  • Original Optic: 11 LAMPS W/14-INCH REFLECTORS
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1829
  • Present Optic: GAS "STREET LAMP"
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1962
  • Height of Focal Plane:
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1829
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: COTTAGE (MODIFIED 1890S)
  • Construction Materials: FIELDSTONE
Other Structures:

Current Use: PRIVATE RESIDENCE

Owner/Manager: PRIVATE OWNER

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #72000825
Name of Listing: BARCELONA LIGHTHOUSE & KEEPER'S COTTAGE
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1972

Miscellaneous:
SIGNIFICANT AS THE FIRST PUBLIC BUILDING TO BE LIT BY NATURAL GAS; ORIGINALLY CALLED PORTLAND HARBOR LIGHT



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