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FORT NIAGARA LIGHT

State: NEW YORK
Location: NIAGARA RIVER / S. SHORE LAKE ONTARIO
Nearest City: YOUNGSTOWN
County: NIAGARA
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1782


Fort Niagara Light
Photo courtesy Ted Smith
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1872
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1993
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: NATURAL/EMPLACED
  • Construction Materials: LIMESTONE/BRICK LINING
  • Markings/Patterns: NATURAL W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 61
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1859
  • Present Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1872
  • Height of Focal Plane: 91
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1823
  • Description: LAMP ON MESS HOUSE
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1897
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: QUEEN ANNE
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: IRON PLATE OIL HOUSE (CA. 1900-1905)

Current Use: MUSEUM

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LICENSE TO OLD FORT NIAGARA ASSOCIATION

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

Web Site: Link

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #84002809
Name of Listing: FORT NIAGARA LIGHT (U.S. COAST GUARD/GREAT LAKES TR)
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
PART OF OLD FORT NIAGARA NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK; FIRST TWO TOWERS CONSTRUCTED ON THE FORT; THIRD (CURRENT) TOWER CONSTRUCTED SOUTH OF FORT; TOWER REPLACED BY MODERN BEACON IN ORDER TO SAVE TREES OBSTRUCTING LANTERN IN 1993



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