Sodus Outer Light

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Sodus Outer Light
Wood Tower
Sodus Outer Light is located in New York
Sodus Outer Light
Location Sodus Bay, Lake Ontario, New York
Coordinates 43°16′38.3″N 76°58′26.4″W / 43.277306°N 76.974000°W / 43.277306; -76.974000Coordinates: 43°16′38.3″N 76°58′26.4″W / 43.277306°N 76.974000°W / 43.277306; -76.974000
Year first constructed 1858
Year first lit 1938 (current tower)
Automated Yes
Construction Cast iron
Tower shape Square pyramidal towner
Markings / pattern Brown below, White above
Height 49 feet (15 m)
Focal height 51 feet (16 m)
Original lens Fourth Order Fresnel lens
Range 10 nautical miles (19 km; 12 mi)
Characteristic Isophase White, 6s
Fog signal none
ARLHS number USA-765
USCG number

7-2170 [1] [2]

The current (1938) tower

Sodus Outer Light is a lighthouse at the end of the western of the two piers defining the channel from Lake Ontario into Sodus Bay, New York. The light was first established in 1858. In 1938, the wood tower was replaced with the current cast iron structure.


  1. ^ Light List, Volume VII, Great Lakes (PDF). Light List. United States Coast Guard. 2009. p. 25. 
  2. ^ "Historic Light Station Information and Photography: New York". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office. 
  3. ^ Rowlett, Russ (2009-10-09). "Lighthouses of the United States: Upstate New York". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.