Braddock Point Light

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Braddock Point Lighthouse
Braddock Point Light is located in New York
Braddock Point Light
Location Bogus Point on Lake Ontario
Coordinates 43°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 constructed 1896
Year first lit 1896
Automated 1954
Deactivated 1954
Construction Brick
Tower shape Octagonal w/ Faux Lantern
Markings / pattern Red
Height 50 feet (15 m) (Original height 97 feet (30 m))
Focal height 55 feet (17 m)
Original lens Third and half order fresnel lens
Range 15 nautical miles (28 km; 17 mi)
Characteristic Iso W 6s - Isophase White light 6s
ARLHS number USA-075[1]
USCG number 7-2350[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]


Further reading[edit]

  • 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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