Braddock Point Light

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Braddock Point Lighthouse
Braddock Point Light is located in New York
Braddock Point Light
LocationBogus Point on Lake Ontario
Coordinates43°20′28″N 77°45′45″W / 43.34111°N 77.76250°W / 43.34111; -77.76250Coordinates: 43°20′28″N 77°45′45″W / 43.34111°N 77.76250°W / 43.34111; -77.76250
Year first constructed1896
Year first lit1896
Tower shapeOctagonal w/ Faux Lantern
Markings / patternRed
Tower height50 feet (15 m) (Original height 97 feet (30 m))
Focal height55 feet (17 m)
Original lensThird and half order fresnel lens
Range15 nautical miles (28 km; 17 mi)
CharacteristicIso W 6s - Isophase White light 6s
ARLHS numberUSA-075[1]
USCG number7-2350[2]

Braddock Point Light was a lighthouse just west of Braddock Bay at Bogus Point on Lake Ontario in New York.


The lighthouse was established and lit in 1896 and was deactivated in 1954. The lighthouse was constructed out of red brick, with an octagonal tower. The lantern portion of the tower was removed from an 1870s lighthouse in Cleveland, Ohio and moved to Braddock in 1895. The original lens, installed in 1896, was a third-and-half-order Fresnel lens. The upper two-thirds of the tower was removed by the Coast Guard in 1954 due to structural damage.

The Coast Guard reactivated the light on February 28, 1999.[3] The lighthouse is now privately owned and has opened as a bed and breakfast. The lighthouse was put up for sale in November 2014 by owners Donald and Nandy Town.[citation needed]


  1. ^ ARLHS World List of Lights
  2. ^ Light List, Volume VII, Great Lakes (PDF). Light List. United States Coast Guard.
  3. ^ "Rudy and Alice's Lighthouse Page". 2009-01-03. Archived from the original on 2009-06-19.

Further reading[edit]

  • Oleszewski, Wes. Great Lakes Lighthouses, American and Canadian: A Comprehensive Directory/Guide to Great Lakes Lighthouses, (Gwinn, Michigan: Avery Color Studios, Inc., 1998) ISBN 0-932212-98-0.
  • Scott T. Price. "U. S. Coast Guard Aids to Navigation: A Historical Bibliography". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office.
  • 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

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