Crossover Island Light

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Crossover Island Light
Crossover Island Light
Crossover Island Light is located in New York
Crossover Island Light
Location Crossover Island in the St. Lawrence River
Coordinates 44°29′49″N 75°46′42″W / 44.49694°N 75.77833°W / 44.49694; -75.77833Coordinates: 44°29′49″N 75°46′42″W / 44.49694°N 75.77833°W / 44.49694; -75.77833
Year first constructed 1848
Year first lit 1882
Deactivated 1941
Foundation Stone Molehead
Construction Cast iron
brick & wood lining
Tower shape Conical
Markings / pattern White tower with Red Lantern
Original lens Sixth Order Fresnel lens
ARLHS number

USA-206 [1] [2]

Crossover Island Light Station
Nearest city St. Lawrence, New York
Area 1.5 acres (0.61 ha)
MPS U.S. U.S. Coast Guard Lighthouses and Light Stations on the Great Lakes TR
NRHP Reference # 07001037[3]
Added to NRHP October 3, 2007

Crossover Island Light is a lighthouse on the Saint Lawrence River in New York state near the Canada–United States border.

The lighthouse was established in 1848 and the last tower was first lit in 1882. The lighthouse was deactivated in 1941. The foundation is stone molehead and the lighthouse is made out of cast iron with brick and wood lining. The tower is a white conical tower with a red lantern. The original lens was a sixth order Fresnel lens.[4]

The lighthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places as Crossover Island Light Station in 2007.



  • Hill, Ralph E. "Lighthouse Memories: Life on Crossover Island." The Keeper's Log (Summer 1991), pp. 18–22

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.
  • Wright, Larry and Wright, Patricia. Great Lakes Lighthouses Encyclopedia Hardback (Erin: Boston Mills Press, 2006) ISBN 1-55046-399-3