Cape Vincent Light
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For the lighthouse in Portugal, see Cape St. Vincent.
|Cape Vincent Breakwater Lighthouse|
|Location||Originally on the Breakwater at Cape Vincent Harbor Cape Vincent, New York|
|Year first constructed||1901|
|Year first lit||1912|
|Markings / pattern||White square enclosed structure|
|Height||26 feet (7.9 m)|
|Original lens||Fifth Order fresnel lens|
|Characteristic||Flashing red, dark sector; illuminated 307° of the horizon; dark sectors lying towards shore (as of 1941)|
|ARLHS number||USA-141 |
It has been moved to the Town Highway Department on New York State Route 12E.
- ARLHS World List of Lights
- Note that while "Historic Light Station Information and Photography: New York". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office. describes two lights at this location, Cape Vincent Breakwater East End Light and Cape Vincent Breakwater West End Light, and the breakwater runs east and west so it is possible that there were two lights, the two descriptions are identical, including both the light characteristics and the sectors. It is extremely unlikely that two lights at opposite ends of a breakwater would have the same characteristic, and, therefore, the web site is almost certainly wrong.
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