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BUFFALO BREAKWATER, SOUTH ENTRANCE, NORTH SIDE "BOTTLE" LIGHT

State: NEW YORK
Location: RELOCATED FROM SOUTH HARBOR ENTRANCE
Nearest City: BUFFALO
County: ERIE
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1903



Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1903
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1985
  • Automated: 1960
  • Foundation Materials: STONE FILLED CRIB
  • Construction Materials: BOILER PLATE/CAST IRON
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE
  • Shape: BOTTLE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 29
  • Original Optic: SIXTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1903
  • Present Optic: 300 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1960
  • Height of Focal Plane:
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? YES, 1985
Previous Tower(s): NO

Modern Tower? YES
  • Year Tower Constructed: 1985
  • Type: POLE LIGHT
Existing Sound Signal Building? N/A

Existing Keepers Quarters? N/A

Other Structures: NONE

Current Use: DISPLAY

Owner/Manager: DUNKIRK LIGHTHOUSE & VETERANS PARK MUSEUM

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

National Register Status: NOT LISTED

Miscellaneous: MAINTAINED BY KEEPERS FROM THE BUFFALO HARBOR SOUTH ENTRANCE LIGHT; DISPLAYS 1960 CONFIGURATION WITH 300MM OPTIC AND NO VENTILATOR DOME; ITS TWIN WAS TAKEN TO THE GROUNDS OF THE U.S. COAST GUARD STATION IN BUFFALO.



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