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OSWEGO HARBOR WEST PIERHEAD LIGHT

State: NEW YORK
Location: MOUTH OF OSWEGO RIVER / LAKE ONTARIO
Nearest City: OSWEGO
County: OSWEGO
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1822


Oswego Harbor West Pierhead Light
Photo courtesy Ted Smith
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1934
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1968
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE/RUBBLE CRIB/PIER
  • Construction Materials: STEEL/CAST IRON
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/RED TRIM
  • Shape: SQUARE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 57
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1934
  • Present Optic: VRB-25
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1995
  • Height of Focal Plane: 57
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: FOURTH ORDER FRESNEL LENS AT H. LEE WHITE MARITIME MUSEUM IN OSWEGO
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1822
  • Description: STONE TOWER ON SHORE
  • Fate/Disposition:
  • 2. Construction Date: 1836
  • Description: OCTAGONAL GREY STONE TOWER WITH ATTACHED OIL HOUSE
  • Fate/Disposition: DAMAGED AND TORN DOWN 1930
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed:
  • Construction Materials:
  • Architectural Style:
  • Fog Signal Type:
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1936
  • Number of Stories: 1
  • Architectural Style: ATTACHED TO TOWER
  • Construction Materials: REINFORCED CONCRETE
Other Structures: RADIOBEACON / 1822 KEEPERS

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED Reference # 0
Name of Listing: OSWEGO WEST PIERHEAD LIGHTHOUSE
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:



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