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SODUS POINT LIGHT

State: NEW YORK
Location: SODUS BAY / LAKE ONTARIO
Nearest City: SODUS POINT
County: WAYNE
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1825


Sodus Point Light
Courtesy Sodus Bay Historical Society, ca. 1992
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1871
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1901
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: NATURAL/EMPLACED
  • Construction Materials: LIMESTONE
  • Markings/Patterns: NATURAL W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: SQUARE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 45
  • Original Optic: SIXTH ORDER
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1871
  • Present Optic: THIRD AND HALF ORDER
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1985
  • Height of Focal Plane: 70
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1825
  • Description: RUBBLESTONE
  • Fate/Disposition: OLD HOUSE AND TOWER REMOVED 1871 AND MATERIAL USED FOR 70-FOOT JETTY
Modern Tower? YES
  • Year Tower Constructed: 1939
  • Type: SQUARE PYRAMIDAL CAST IRON TOWER ON CONCRETE & STONE PIER, WHITE W/RED TRIM
  • Height of Focal Plane: 51
Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1871
  • Number of Stories: 2.5
  • Architectural Style:
  • Construction Materials: LIMESTONE
Other Structures: DEMOLISHED 1939 (COMBINED LAUNDRY/2 CAR GARAGE ERECTED 1939)

Current Use: MUSEUM

Owner/Manager: TOWN OF SODUS POINT LEASE TO SODUS BAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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

Web Site: Link

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #76001288
Name of Listing: SODUS POINT LIGHTHOUSE
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
PIER & SHORE LIGHT SERVED SIMULTANEOUSLY FROM 1834 UNTIL 1901; PIER LIGHT IS IN WAYNE COUNTY PARK; DWELLING USED FOR COAST GUARD HOUSING UNTIL 1984; NOW A MARITIME MUSEUM WITH 3 1/2 ORDER LENS



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