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THIRTY MILE POINT LIGHT (OLD)

State: NEW YORK
Location: LAKE ONTARIO
Nearest City: BARKER
County: NIAGARA
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1876


Thirty Mile Point Light (Old)
Photo by Tom Harris courtesy Golden Hill State Park
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1876
  • Is the Light Operational? YES (PRIVATE AID TO NAVIGATION)
  • Date Deactivated: 1959-1998
  • Automated: 1959
  • Foundation Materials: LIMESTONE BLOCK
  • Construction Materials: LIMESTONE
  • Markings/Patterns: NATURAL W/WHITE, BLACK & RED LANTERN
  • Shape: SQUARE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 61
  • Original Optic: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1875
  • Present Optic:
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1998
  • Height of Focal Plane: 71
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? YES (TO BE REMOVED FALL 1998)
  • Year Tower Constructed: 1959
  • Type: SKELETAL
  • Tower Height: 62
  • Height of Focal Plane: 86
Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1935
  • Construction Materials: YELLOW BRICK
  • Architectural Style: MODERN
  • Fog Signal Type: REMOVED
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1875
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: ATTACHED
  • Construction Materials: LIMESTONE
Other Structures: BARN, 2 OIL HOUSES, PUMP HOUSE, PRIVY, WORKSHOP SHED, CEMENT DOCK

Current Use: STATE PARK / PRIVATE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: STATE OF NEW YORK / NIAGARA FRONTIER REGION

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

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #84003922
Name of Listing: THIRTY MILE POINT LIGHT (U.S. COAST GUARD/GREAT LAKES TR)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1984

HABS/HAER Documentation? YES, NY-6154

Miscellaneous:
OLD TOWER UNDER RESTORATION, LOOKING FOR THIRD ORDER LENS FOR DISPLAY IN LIGHTHOUSE



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