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State of New York
Lighthouses

Lighthouses of NY in 1860
Source: "Historical and Statistical Gazetteer of New York State"
by J.H. French; Syracuse, NY; pub. by R. Pearsall Smith, 1860.

Transcribed for Genealogy Trails by Nina Kramer
 

NAME

LOCATION

Distance
visible in
nautical
miles

Fixed or revolving, dc.

Color of
Tower

Height
from tower from base
in feet

Height of
light above
water

When
built

When
refitted

Order of
lens

Remarks

Montauk

E. point of S. Branch, L.I. 20 Flashing White 85 160 1795 1857 1 Fresnel lens; flash 2 min

North Dumpling

Fishers Island Sound 12 Fixed Red 25 70 1848 1855 6 Fresnel lens; flash 2 min

Little Gulls Island

S. side main entrance Sound 13 " " 56 74 1806 1857 3 Fog bell. Machine.

Gardners Island

N. point Island 6 " Brown 27 29 1855 ---- 6

Plum Isalnd

w. end Plum Island 12 Revolving White 34 63 1827 1856 4 Flash 30 sec.

Cedar Island

Entrance Sag Harbor 10 Fixed " 31 34 1839 1855 6 Light on keeper's house

Horton's Point

N. side of Southold 18 " Red 30 110 1857 ---- 3

Stratford Pt. Vessel

Middle ground of Stratford shoals 10 2" Straw col. 32 40 1837 1855 --- Two reflector lights, fog bell.

Oldfield Poibt

Brookhaven 13 " White 34 67 1823 1855 4

Eatons Neck

E. of Huntington Bay 17 " " 56 138 1798 1857 3

Lloyds Harbor

Entrance of harbor 10 " " 34 48 1857 ---- 5

Great Captains Island

Near Greenwich Point 12 " " 34 62 1829 1858 4

Execution Rocks

Off Sands Point 12 " " 42 54 1848 1856 4 Fog bell. Machine.

Sands Point

E. of Cow Bay 15 Revolving " 41 53 1809 1856 6 Flash 30 sec.

Throggs Neck

N.E. side of Fort Schuyler 10 Fixed " 61 66 1826 1855 6 Fog bell.  Machine 7 per min

Great West Bay

Ponquogue Point N. of Shinnecook Bay 20 " Brick 150 160 1857 ---- 1

Fire Island

E. of Fire Island Inlet 15 Revolving Yellow 150 166 1858 ---- 1 First lighthouse built in 1826

Swash Channel Beacon

Staten Island, near Elm Tree Station. 14 2 Fixed White, red ---- 59,189 1856 ---- 3,2

Princess Bay

S. of Staten Isalnd 16 Flashing White 33 106 1828 1857 3

Fort Tompkins

W. of Narrows 15 Fixed " 46 89 1828 1855 4

Robbins Reef

Off Tompkinsville 13 " " 51 66 1830 1855 4 Fog bell

Stony Point

W. side entrance Narrows 20 " " 150 22 1826 1855 5

West Point

Gees Point, W. side 10 " " 32 28 1853 ---- 6

Esopus Meadows

Opposite Esopus, W. side 10 " " 32 38 1839 1854 6 On keeper's house

Rondout

Mudflats, s. of N. entrance creek w. of river 10 " " 32 38 1838 1854 6 "

Saugerties

w. of river, N. of Saugerties 10 " " 37 42 1835 1854 6 "

Catskill Reach

Half way Athens and Catskills, R. of river 10 Fixed White 32 38 1854 ---- 6

Prymes Hook

2 mi. N. of Hudson, E.side 10 " " 32 38 1851 1854 6

Four Mile Point

 W.side Half way Athens and Coxsackle 10 " " 20 35 1854 ---- 6

Coxsackle

W. side. N. end of Cow Island 10 " " 32 38 1829 1854 6 on keeper's house

Stuyvesant

E.side 10 " " 32 38 1829 1854 6

New Baltimore

E.side on Island ---- " " 20 21 1854 ---- 6

Five Hook Island

Calvers Plat Island ---- " " ---- 25 1857 ---- 6

Coeymans Barq

N. end Poplar Island ---- " " ---- 25 1857 ---- 6

Schodack Channel

W. side Mulls Plat ---- " " ---- 25 1857 ---- 6

Cow Island

E. side near Castleton ---- " " 20 21 1854 ---- 6

Van Wies Point

E. of dike below Albany, w. side ---- " " 15 15 1854 ---- 6

Split Rock

Near Essex 15 " " 32 100 1838 1856 4

Cumberland Head

Near Plattsburgh 12 " " 36 55 1837 1855 5

Point au Roche

W. of Lake Champlain --- " ---- ---- ---- 1857 ---- 4 Building (1858)

Ogdensburgh

Mouth of Oswegatchie 12 " White 27 30 1834 1855 4 Light on keeper's house

Cross Over Island

Above Oak Point 12 " " 25 37 1847 1855 4 Light on keeper's house

Sunken Rock

In front of Alexandria Bay 9 " " 28 31 1847 1855 6

Rock Island

Near Mullet Creek 9 " " 27 39 1847 1855 6 Light on keeper's house

Tibbetts Point

Entrance of St. Lawrence 14 " " 47 67 1827 ---- 4 Rebuilt 1854

Galloo Island

W. side Island 14 " " 51 59 1820 1857 4 Shoal N.W. 1 mi.

Horse Island

Near Sackets Harbor 11 " " 34 42 1831 1857 5 Light on keeper's dwelling

Stony Point

On Stony Point 11 Revolving " 34 39 1837 1857 5 Light on keeper's dwelling

Salmon River

N. side entrance harbor 9 Fixed " 46 49 1838 1855 6 Light on keeper's dwelling

Oswego

W. pier harbor 14 " " 45 59 1837 1855 4

Big Sodus Bay

W. of Sodus Bay 13 Revolving " 50 64 1825 1858 4 Lake coast light

Genesee

W. of entrance to river 14 Fixed " 37 81 1822 1855 4 Lake coast and harbor light

Genesee Beacon

End of W. pier 6 " " 22 28 1822 1855 6 Frame. Harbor light.

Niagara Fort

Outlet of Niagara River 14 " " 44 78 1813 1857 4 On mess house. Fort Niagara

Black Rock Beacon

Near head Niagara River 10 " " 13 23 1853 ---- 5

Horse Shoe Reef

Entrance Niagara River 14 Flashing " 50 50 1856 ---- 4 Lake coast light

Buffalo

S. pier. Harbor 16 Fixed " 51 65 1828 1857 3

Cattaraugus

W. pier.Cattaraugus Creek 9 " " 35 44 1847 ---- 6 Rebuilt 1857

Dunkirk

Harbor 16 Flashing " 50 87 1837 1857 3 Lake coast light

Dunkirk Beacon

Pier W. side harbor 9 Fixed " 25 40 1837 1854 6 Harbor light on pier

Barcelona

Portland or Barcelona 14 " " 40 80 1829 1857 4 Lighted with natural gas. No harbor at this place.


 



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