South Buffalo North Side Light

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South Buffalo North Side Light
South Buffalo North Side Light Nov 09.jpg
South Buffalo North Side Light, November 2009
South Buffalo North Side Light is located in New York
South Buffalo North Side Light
Location Buffalo Harbor, Dunkirk, New York
Coordinates 42°50′7″N 78°52′3″W / 42.83528°N 78.86750°W / 42.83528; -78.86750Coordinates: 42°50′7″N 78°52′3″W / 42.83528°N 78.86750°W / 42.83528; -78.86750
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-1310 [1]
USCG number
South Buffalo North Side Light
Governing body Dunkirk Lighthouse and Veterans Park Museum
MPS U.S. Coast Guard Lighthouses and Light Stations on the Great Lakes TR
NRHP Reference # 83001673[2]
Added to NRHP August 04, 1983

South Buffalo North Side 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 Buffalo North Breakwater South End 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 12-inch (300 mm) 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 at the gate to the Dunkirk Lighthouse and Veterans Park Museum. Its twin is located on the grounds of the Buffalo (main) Light.

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

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