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BUFFALO NORTH BREAKWATER SOUTH END "BOTTLE" LIGHT

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


Buffalo North Breakwater South End Light
Photo courtesy of Dunkirk Historical Lighthouse & Veterans Park Museum
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: BUFFALO LIGHTHOUSE ASSOCIATION, INC.

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

National Register Status: LISTED Reference #83001669
Name of Listing: BUFFALO NORTH BREAKWATER SOUTH END LIGHT (U.S. COAST GUARD/GREAT LAKES TR)
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous: MAINTAINED BY KEEPERS FROM THE BUFFALO MAIN LIGHT; RESTORED TO ITS 1903 CONFIGURATION WITH A RECONSTRUCTED VENTILATOR DOME; ITS TWIN WAS TAKEN TO THE GROUNDS OF THE DUNKIRK LIGHTHOUSE.



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