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HORSE ISLAND (SACKETTS HARBOR) LIGHT

State: NEW YORK
Location: LAKE ONTARIO
Nearest City: SACKETTS HARBOR
County: JEFFERSON
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1831



Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1870
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1957
  • Automated: 1957
  • Foundation Materials: LIMESTONE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: SQUARE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height:
  • Original Optic: FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic:
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane:
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? YES
  • Year Tower Constructed: 1957
  • Type: STEEL SKELETAL
Existing Sound Signal Building? UNKNOWN

Existing Keepers Quarters? UNKNOWN
  • Year Constructed: 1870
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: QUEEN ANNE/ITALIANATE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
Other Structures: BARN, PRIVY, OIL HOUSE

Current Use: PRIVATELY OWNED

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD (NEW TOWER) / PRIVATE OWNER (OLD TOWER)

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

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

Miscellaneous:
REPLACED BY NEARBY SKELETAL TOWER IN 1957; ISLAND USED AS STAGING AREA FOR BRITISH ATTACK IN WAR OF 1812



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