Cape Vincent Light

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Cape Vincent Breakwater Lighthouse
Cape Vincent Breakwater Lighthouse
Cape Vincent Light is located in New York
Cape Vincent Light
Location Originally on the Breakwater at Cape Vincent Harbor Cape Vincent, New York
Coordinates 44°7′10″N 76°19′56″W / 44.11944°N 76.33222°W / 44.11944; -76.33222Coordinates: 44°7′10″N 76°19′56″W / 44.11944°N 76.33222°W / 44.11944; -76.33222
Year first constructed 1901
Year first lit 1912
Tower shape Square
Markings / pattern White square enclosed structure
Height 26 feet (7.9 m)
Original lens Fifth Order fresnel lens
Characteristic Flashing red, dark sector; illuminated 307° of the horizon; dark sectors lying towards shore (as of 1941)
Fog signal None
ARLHS number USA-141 [1]

Cape Vincent Breakwater Light was a lighthouse on the breakwater protecting the harbor in the town of Cape Vincent, New York.[2]

It has been moved to the Town Highway Department on New York State Route 12E.

It should not be confused with the nearby Tibbetts Point Light, an active lighthouse also in Cape Vincent.


  1. ^ ARLHS World List of Lights
  2. ^ Note that while "Historic Light Station Information and Photography: New York". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office.  describes two lights at this location, Cape Vincent Breakwater East End Light and Cape Vincent Breakwater West End Light, and the breakwater runs east and west so it is possible that there were two lights, the two descriptions are identical, including both the light characteristics and the sectors. It is extremely unlikely that two lights at opposite ends of a breakwater would have the same characteristic, and, therefore, the web site is almost certainly wrong.

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