Thirty Mile Point Light

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Thirty Mile Point Lighthouse
Thirty Mile Point Lighthouse
Thirty Mile Point Light is located in New York
Thirty Mile Point Light
Location Lake Ontario
Coordinates 43°22′30″N 78°29′11″W / 43.37500°N 78.48639°W / 43.37500; -78.48639Coordinates: 43°22′30″N 78°29′11″W / 43.37500°N 78.48639°W / 43.37500; -78.48639
Year first constructed 1876
Year first lit 1876
Automated 1959
Deactivated 1959-1998
Foundation Limestone Block
Construction Limestone
Tower shape Square
Markings / pattern Natural w/ White, Black and Red Lantern
Height 61 feet (19 m)
Focal height 71 feet (22 m)
Original lens Third Order Fresnel lens
ARLHS number USA-844 [1]
USCG number 7-2395 [2]
National Register Status Reference #84003922

Thirty Mile Point Light is a lighthouse on the south shore of Lake Ontario in Niagara County, New York. It is part of Golden Hill State Park, a New York state park.[3] The lighthouse is open to the public. It gets its name because it is the point 30 miles east of the Niagara River. The lighthouse was built in 1875 of hand-carved stone. The old tower is being restored.

The lighthouse is listed in the Historic American Buildings Survey as NY-6154. There are three photos available in the survey.[4]

Thirty Mile Point Light was one of five lighthouses chosen for the "Lighthouses of the Great Lakes" postage stamp series designed by Howard Koslow in 1995.[5][6] There was one lighthouse chosen on each of the Great Lakes. The four other lighthouses were Split Rock Light on Lake Superior,[7] St Joseph Light on Lake Michigan, Spectacle Reef Light on Lake Huron,[8] and Marblehead Light on Lake Erie.[9]


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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