Braddock Point Light

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Braddock Point Lighthouse
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Braddock Point Light is located in New York
Braddock Point Light
Location Bogus Point on Lake Ontario
Coordinates 43°20′28″N 77°45′45″W / 43.34111°N 77.76250°W / 43.34111; -77.76250Coordinates: 43°20′28″N 77°45′45″W / 43.34111°N 77.76250°W / 43.34111; -77.76250
Year first constructed 1896
Year first lit 1896
Automated 1954
Deactivated 1954
Construction Brick
Tower shape Octagonal w/ Faux Lantern
Markings / pattern Red
Height 50 feet (15 m) (Original height 97 feet (30 m))
Focal height 55 feet (17 m)
Original lens Third and half order fresnel lens
Range 15 nautical miles (28 km; 17 mi)
Characteristic Iso W 6s - Isophase White light 6s
ARLHS number USA-075[1]
USCG number 7-2350[2]

Braddock Point Light was a lighthouse just west of Braddock Bay at Bogus Point on Lake Ontario in New York.

History[edit]

The lighthouse was established and lit in 1896 and was deactivated in 1954. The lighthouse was constructed out of red brick. The shape of the tower was octagonal. The original lens installed in 1896 was a third and half order Fresnel lens. The lantern portion of the tower was removed from an 1870s lighthouse in Cleveland Ohio and moved to Braddock in 1895. The upper two thirds of the tower was removed by the Coast Guard in 1954 because of structural damage.

The Coast Guard reactivated the light on February 28, 1999.[3] The lighthouse is now privately owned and has recently open as a Bed and Breakfast.

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Further reading[edit]

  • U.S. Coast Guard. Historically Famous Lighthouses (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1957).
  • Wright, Larry and Wright, Patricia. Great Lakes Lighthouses Encyclopedia Hardback (Erin: Boston Mills Press, 2006) ISBN 1-55046-399-3

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