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Historic Lighthouses and Light Stations in New York

 

The year in parentheses refers to the year in which the light was first lit in the existing tower.

 

Cross-section drawing of lighthouse and attached keeper's house

Barber's Point Light (Old) (1873)

Location: Lake Champlain

 

Bluff Point (Valcour Island) Light (1874)

Location: Valcour Island/Lake Champlain

 

Barcelona (Portland Harbor) Light (1829)

Location: Portland Harbor/Lake Erie

 

Braddock Point Light (1896)

Location: Bogus Point/Lake Ontario

 

Buffalo (Main) Light (1833)

Location: Mouth of Buffalo River/Erie Canal

 

Buffalo Harbor South Entrance Light (1912)

Location: Stony Point Breakwater

 

Cedar Island Light (Old) (1868)

Location: Sag Harbor/Gardiners Bay

 

Cold Spring Harbor Light (1890)

Location: Relocated to Long Island from point of shoal

 

Coney Island (Nortons Point) Light (1920)

Location: New York Harbor main channel

 

Crossover Island Light (1882)

Location: St. Lawrence River near border

 

Crown Point Light (1912)

Location: Lake Champlain

 

Cumberland Head Light (Old) (1868)

Location: Lake Champlain/Cumberland Bay

 

Dunkirk (Point Gratiot) Light (1875)

Location: Point Gratiot/Lake Erie

 

East Charity Shoals Light (1935)

Location: Lake Ontario

 

Eaton's Neck Light (1799)

Location: East side of Huntington Bay entrance

 

Esopus Meadows (Middle Hudson River) Light (1872)

Location: West side of Hudson River

 

Execution Rocks Light (1850)

Location: West end of Long Island Sound

 

Fire Island Light (1858)

Location: Fire Island Inlet/Long Island
Fire Island National Seashore

 

Fort Niagara Light (1872)

Location: Niagara River/South shore of Lake Ontario

 

Fort Wadsworth Light (1903)

Location: East Verrazano Narrows
Gateway National Recreation Area

 

Galloo Island Light (1867)

Location: Southwest end of island in Lake Ontario

 

Horse Island (Sackets Harbor) Light (1870)

Location: Lake Ontario

 

Horton Point Light (1857)

Location: Eastern Long Island - north side

 

Hudson-Athens (Hudson City) Light (1874)

Location: Middle Ground Flats/Hudson River

 

Huntington Harbor Light (formerly Lloyd Harbor) (1912)

Location: Entrance to Huntington Harbor

 

Latimer Reef Light (1884)

Location: Fishers Island Sound

 

Little Gull Island Light (1869)

Location: Off Fishers Island/Long Island Sound

 

Montauk Point Light (1797)

Location: Turtle Hill/East end of Long Island

 

New Dorp (Swash Channel Range Rear) Light (1856)

Location: Staten Island/Lower New York Bay

 

North Dumpling Light (1871)

Location: Fishers Island Sound

 

Ogdensburg Harbor Light (1900)

Location: Lighthouse Point/St. Lawrence River/Lake Ontario

 

Old Field Point Light (1868)

Location: Long Island, north shore

 

Old Orchard Shoal Light (1893)

Location: Gedney Channel/Lower New York Bay

 

Orient Point Light (1899)

Location: Oyster Pond Reef/Plum Gut/Long Island

 

Oswego Harbor West Pierhead Light (1934)

Location: Mouth of Oswego River/Lake Ontario

 

Plum Island (Plum Gut) Light (1870)

Location: Long Island Sound/Gardiners Bay

 

Point Aux Roches Light (1858)

Location: Lake Champlain

 

Port of Genesee (Charlotte-Genesee) Light (1822)

Location: Genesee River/Lake Ontario

 

Princes Bay Light (Old) (1864)

Location: Staten Island/Lower New York Bay

 

Race Rock Light (1879)

Location: Entrance to Long Island Sound

 

Rock Island Light (1882)

Location: St. Lawrence River/Lake Ontario

 

Romer Shoal Light (1898)

Location: Swash Channel/New York Lower Bay

 

Rondout Creek (Kingston) Light (1915)

Location: Kingston Point/Hudson River

 

Sands Point Light (Old) (1809)

Location: Long Island

 

Saugerties Light (1869)

Location: Hudson River at Esopus Creek

 

Selkirk (Salmon River) Light (1838)

Location: Salmon River entrance/Lake Ontario

 

Sodus Point Light (1871)

Location: Sodus Bay/Lake Ontario

 

South Buffalo North Side Light (1903)

Location: Relocated from Buffalo Harbor south entrance

 

Split Rock Point Light (Old) (1867)

Location: Whallon Bay/Lake Champlain

 

Staten Island (Range Rear) Light (1912)

Location: Richmond Hill/Staten Island

 

Stepping Stones Light (1877)

Location: Outer edge of reef/Long Island Sound

 

Stony Point (Henderson) Light (Old) (1869)

Location: Henderson Bay/Lake Ontario

 

Stony Point Light (1826)

Location: Hudson River

 

Statue of Liberty (1886)

Location: Bedloe's Island/New York Harbor

 

Sunken Rock Light (1884)

Location: Bush Island/St. Lawrence River

 

Tarrytown (Kingsland Point) Light (1883)

Location: Hudson River south of Kingsland

 

Thirty Mile Point Light (Old) (1876)

Location: Lake Ontario

 

Three Sisters Island Light (1870)

Location: St. Lawrence River

 

Tibbetts Point Light (1854)

Location: St. Lawrence River/Lake Ontario

 

West Bank (Range Front) Light (1901)

Location: Ambrose Channel/Lower New York Bay

 

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