Buffalo North Breakwater South End Light

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Buffalo North Breakwater South End Light
Bflo North Breakwater South End Light Oct 08.jpg
Buffalo North Breakwater South End Light, October 2008
Buffalo North Breakwater South End Light is located in New York
Buffalo North Breakwater South End Light
Location Buffalo Harbor, Buffalo, New York
Coordinates 42°52′49″N 78°53′45″W / 42.88028°N 78.89583°W / 42.88028; -78.89583Coordinates: 42°52′49″N 78°53′45″W / 42.88028°N 78.89583°W / 42.88028; -78.89583
Year first lit 1903
Automated 1960
Foundation Concrete base on pier
Construction boiler plate
Tower shape Bottle
Height 29 feet (8.8 m)
ARLHS number USA-1302 [1]
USCG number
Buffalo North Breakwater South End Light
Governing body Buffalo Lighthouse Association, Inc., U.S. Coast Guard
MPS U.S. Coast Guard Lighthouses and Light Stations on the Great Lakes TR
NRHP Reference # 83001669[2]
Added to NRHP August 4, 1983

Buffalo North Breakwater South End Light is a lighthouse formerly located at the entrance to Buffalo Harbor, Buffalo, New York. It is one of two "bottle shaped" beacons located in Buffalo Harbor; the other is the South Buffalo North Side Light. It is a 29-foot (8.8 m) high beacon constructed of boiler plate. It measures 10 feet 34 inch (3.067 m) at the bottom and 2 feet 3 inches (0.69 m) at the top. It is distinguished by four cast iron port windows and a curved iron door. It was first lit on September 1, 1903, and originally equipped with a 6th-order Fresnel lens.[3] A battery operated 12 volt lamp with a 300 millimetres (12 in) green plastic lens was installed in the beacon circa 1960, when a domed roof formerly mounted over the lens was removed. The beacon was removed in 1985, and now stands on the grounds of the Buffalo (main) Light. Its twin is located at the Dunkirk Lighthouse and Veterans Park Museum.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[2]

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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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