Sodus Point Light

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Sodus Point Light
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Sodus Point Light is located in New York
Sodus Point Light
Location Off NY 14 at Sodus Bay, Lake Ontario, Sodus Point, New York
Coordinates 43°16′25.7″N 76°59′10.2″W / 43.273806°N 76.986167°W / 43.273806; -76.986167Coordinates: 43°16′25.7″N 76°59′10.2″W / 43.273806°N 76.986167°W / 43.273806; -76.986167
Year first constructed 1825
Year first lit 1871
Deactivated 1901
Foundation Natural/emplaced
Construction Limestone
Tower shape Square
Markings / pattern Natural w/ black lantern
Height 45 feet (14 m)
Focal height 70 feet (21 m)
Original lens Sixth order Fresnel lens
ARLHS number

USA-766 [1][2]

Sodus Point Lighthouse
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1871
Governing body U.S. Coast Guard
NRHP Reference #

76001288

[3]
Added to NRHP October 08, 1976

Sodus Point Light is a lighthouse that was built on Sodus Point on Lake Ontario, New York. The lighthouse has been replaced by a modern skeleton tower. The lighthouse tower is a square, pyramidal cast iron tower on a concrete and stone pier. It is white with red trim. There is a 212 story limestone keepers quarters that was built in 1871, which is currently used as a museum. The lighthouse is owned by the Town of Sodus Point, New York. There is a long term lease with the Sodus Bay Historical Society to manage the lighthouse.[4] The lighthouse is on the National Register of Historic Places, with reference #76001288, as Sodus Point Lighthouse. The pier and shore light served simultaneously from 1834 until 1901. The dwelling was used by the Coast Guard as housing until 1984. There is a 312 order Fresnel lens on display.

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