Galloo Island Light

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Galloo Island Light
Galloo Island Light is located in New York
Galloo Island Light
Location Lake Ontario
Coordinates 43°53′18″N 76°26′42″W / 43.88833°N 76.44500°W / 43.88833; -76.44500Coordinates: 43°53′18″N 76°26′42″W / 43.88833°N 76.44500°W / 43.88833; -76.44500
Year first constructed 1820
Year first lit 1867 (current tower)
Foundation Dressed stone/timber
Construction Gray limestone w/ brick lining
Tower shape Conical
Markings / pattern Natural
Height 55 feet (17 m)
Focal height 58 feet (18 m)
Original lens Fourth order Fresnel lens
Current lens 7.5-inch (190 mm)
Range 11 nautical miles (20 km; 13 mi)
Characteristic Flashing white, 6s
Fog signal none
ARLHS number USA-314 [1]
USCG number

7-2000 [2] [3]

Galloo Island Light
Nearest city Sackets Harbor, New York
Area 2.5 acres (1.0 ha)
Built 1866
MPS U.S. Coast Guard Lighthouses and Light Stations on the Great Lakes TR
NRHP reference # 83001682[4]
Added to NRHP August 04, 1983
Heritage place listed on the National Register of Historic Places Edit this on Wikidata

Galloo Island Light is located on Galloo Island in Lake Ontario near Sacketts Harbor, New York. Most of the island and light tower is private property, with an easement for the Coast Guard for the light in the tower. There is a small Coast Guard Station on the island.[5]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.


  1. ^ ARLHS World List of Lights
  2. ^ Light List, Volume VII, Great Lakes (PDF). Light List. United States Coast Guard. 2009. p. 22. 
  3. ^ "Historic Light Station Information and Photography: New York". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office. 
  4. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  5. ^ Galloo Island