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BUFFALO HARBOR SOUTH ENTRANCE LIGHT

State: NEW YORK
Location: STONY POINT
Nearest City: BUFFALO
County: ERIE
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1903


Buffalo Harbor South Entrance Light
NPS photo by Karmen Bisher, 2005
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1903
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1993
  • Automated: 1935
  • Foundation Materials: TIMBER CRIB / CONCRETE PIER
  • Construction Materials: IRON
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE & BROWN
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 43.5
  • Original Optic: FOURTH-ORDER FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1903
  • Present Optic: N/A
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane:
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: NOW IN 1833 BUFFALO (MAIN) LIGHT
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? YES, 1993
  • Type: POLE, ADJACENT TO ORIG. TOWER
Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1903
  • Construction Materials: CONCRETE
  • Architectural Style: UTILITARIAN
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN
Existing Keepers Quarters? NO

Other Structures: ENCLOSED PASSAGEWAY BETWEEN TOWER AND FOG SIGNAL BUILDING

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

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

Miscellaneous:
THE FRESNEL LENS WAS FIRST REPLACED BY A 300 MM OPTIC ATTACHED TO THE TOWER GALLERY RAILING; THIS LIGHT WAS REPLACED BY A POLE LIGHT, ADJACENT TO THE TOWER, IN 1993.



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