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Galloo Island Light

Galloo Island Light
Location Lake Ontario
Year first constructed 1820
Year first lit 1867 (current tower)
Automated 1963
Foundation Dressed stone/timber
Construction Gray limestone w/ brick lining
Tower shape Conical
Markings / pattern Natural
Height 55 ft (17 m)
Focal height 58 ft (18 m)
Original lens Fourth order Fresnel lens
Current lens 190 mm
Range 11 nm
Characteristic Flashing white, 6s
Fog signal none
ARLHS number USA-314 [1]
USCG number 7-2000

[2] [3]

Galloo Island Light
Galloo Island Light
Nearest city Sackets Harbor, New York

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

Area 2.5 acres (1.0 ha)
Built 1866
Governing body U.S. Coast Guard
MPS U.S. Coast Guard Lighthouses and Light Stations on the Great Lakes TR
NRHP Reference # 83001682[4]
Added to NRHP August 04, 1983

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.


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