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COLCHESTER REEF LIGHT

State: VERMONT
Location: RELOCATED TO SHELBURNE MUSEUM FROM LAKE CHAMPLAIN
Nearest City: SHELBURNE
County: CHITTENDEN
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1871


Colchester Reef Light
Colchester Reef Lighthouse, NPS photo by James Delgado, 1990
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1871
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1933
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: ORIG. GRANITE PIER
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/DARK TRIM
  • Shape: SQUARE ON DWELLING
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 35
  • Original Optic: SIXTH ORDER
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic:
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane:
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: FOG BELL ON DWELLING
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1871
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: SECOND EMPIRE
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures:

Current Use: MUSEUM

Owner/Manager: SHELBURNE MUSEUM, INC.

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

Web Site:

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

Miscellaneous:
REPLACED BY BUOY; MOVED TO MUSEUM 1952



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