Cumberland Head Light
Cumberland Head Lighthouse
|Location||Cumberland Bay on Lake Champlain in New York|
|Year first constructed||1838|
|Year first lit||1868|
|Foundation||Concrete and Limestone|
|Original lens||Fourth Order Fresnel lens|
|Characteristic||Flashing White 4 seconds|
|ARLHS number||USA-211 |
|USCG number||1-39380 |
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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