Cumberland Head Light

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Cumberland Head Light
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Cumberland Head Lighthouse
Cumberland Head Light is located in New York
Cumberland Head Light
Location Cumberland Bay on Lake Champlain in New York
Coordinates 44°41′29″N 73°23′7″W / 44.69139°N 73.38528°W / 44.69139; -73.38528Coordinates: 44°41′29″N 73°23′7″W / 44.69139°N 73.38528°W / 44.69139; -73.38528
Year first constructed 1838
Year first lit 1868
Deactivated 1934-2003
Foundation Concrete and Limestone
Construction Limestone
Tower shape Conical
Original lens Fourth Order Fresnel lens
Characteristic Flashing White 4 seconds
ARLHS number USA-211 [1]
USCG number 1-39380 [2]

Cumberland Head Light is a lighthouse on Lake Champlain's Cumberland Bay in New York state.

The lighthouse was established in 1838 and the tower was first lit in 1868. The lighthouse was deactivated in 1934. The foundation of the lighthouse is concrete and limestone and the lighthouse itself is made out of limestone. The shape of the tower is conical. The original lens was a fourth order Fresnel lens installed in 1856.

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  • 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