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Thirty Mile Point Light

Thirty Mile Point Lighthouse
Thirty Mile Point Lighthouse
Location Lake Ontario
Coordinates 22|30|N|78|29|11|W| name=


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 ft (19 m)
Focal height 71 ft (22 m)
Original lens Third Order Fresnel lens
ARLHS number USA-844 [1]
USCG number 7-2395 [2]
National Register Status Reference #84003922

The Thirty Mile Point Light is part of the 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 3 photos available in the survey.[4]

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


Further reading

  • 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.
  • 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

External links

  • Friends of Thirty Mile Point Lighthouse
  • Lighthouse Friends site
  • National Park Service Historic Lighthouses
  • NPS Thirty Mile Point
  • Lighthouses of the Great Lakes Seaway Trail
  • Aerial Photo
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