List of lighthouses in New York (state)

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This is a list of all lighthouses in the U.S. state of New York as identified by the United States Coast Guard.

"Historic Light Station Information and Photography: New York". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office. Archived from the original on 2017-05-01.

Name Image Location Coordinates Year first lit Automated Year deactivated Current Lens Focal Height
Ambrose Light Ambrose Lighthouse.JPG Lower New York Bay 40°27′00″N 73°48′00″W / 40.45000°N 73.80000°W / 40.45000; -73.80000 1967 (First)
1999 (Last)
1988 1999 (First)
2008 (Last)
None 076 76 ft (23 m)
Barber's Point Light Westport
(Lake Champlain)
44°09′15″N 73°24′16″W / 44.1543°N 73.4045°W / 44.1543; -73.4045 1873 Never 1935
(Now a private house)
None 036 36 ft (11 m)
Barcelona Light Barcelona Lighthouse - Historical.jpg Westfield 42°20′27″N 79°35′42″W / 42.34083°N 79.59500°W / 42.34083; -79.59500 1829 Never 1859 None 040 40 ft (12 m)
Blackwell Island Light Welfare Island, Lighthouse, New York (New York County, New York).jpg New York City
(Roosevelt Island)
40°46′22″N 73°56′24.6″W / 40.77278°N 73.940167°W / 40.77278; -73.940167 1872 Never 1940 None 050 50 ft (15 m)
Bluff Point Light Bluff Point Light on Valcour Island.jpeg Valcour Island
(Lake Champlain)
44°37′22″N 73°25′52″W / 44.62282°N 73.43116°W / 44.62282; -73.43116 1874 1930 Active
(Inactive: 1930–2004)
300mm 095 95 ft (29 m)
Braddock Point Light Braddockpoint.JPG Braddock Bay 43°20′28″N 77°45′45″W / 43.34111°N 77.76250°W / 43.34111; -77.76250 1896 Never 1954
(Now a private house)
None 055 55 ft (17 m)
Buffalo Main Light BuffaloMainLight.jpg Buffalo
(Buffalo River)
42°52′49″N 78°53′45″W / 42.88028°N 78.89583°W / 42.88028; -78.89583 1833 Never 1914 None 060 60 ft (18 m)
Buffalo Harbor North Entrance Light Buffalo Unknown 1903 1935 1980 None Unknown
Buffalo Harbor South Entrance Light Buffalohs 2005.jpg Buffalo 42°50′0″N 78°52′3″W / 42.83333°N 78.86750°W / 42.83333; -78.86750 1903 1935 Active Unknown Unknown
Buffalo North breakwater East end Light Buffalo N/A 1903 1960 1985 None 029 29 ft (8.8 m)
Buffalo North Breakwater South End Light Bflo North Breakwater South End Light Oct 08.jpg Buffalo 42°52′49″N 78°53′45″W / 42.88028°N 78.89583°W / 42.88028; -78.89583 1903 1960 1985 None Unknown
Cape Vincent Breakwater Lighthouse Capevincent.JPG Cape Vincent 44°7′10″N 76°19′56″W / 44.11944°N 76.33222°W / 44.11944; -76.33222 1904 Never 1951 None 025 25 ft (7.6 m)
Cedar Island Light Cedar-light1.jpg East Hampton
(Cedar Point County Park)
41°2′26.9″N 72°15′39.5″W / 41.040806°N 72.260972°W / 41.040806; -72.260972 1839 (Former)
1868 (Current)
Never 1934 None 057 57 ft (17 m)
Charlotte–Genesee Lighthouse Rochester - Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse.jpg Rochester 43°15′10″N 77°36′40″W / 43.25278°N 77.61111°W / 43.25278; -77.61111 1822 Never 1881
(Now a museum)
None Unknown
Cold Spring Harbor Light Coldspringharbor.jpg Cold Spring Harbor 40°54′26.0″N 73°30′35.5″W / 40.907222°N 73.509861°W / 40.907222; -73.509861
(Preserved light)
40°54′51.0″N 73°29′35.2″W / 40.914167°N 73.493111°W / 40.914167; -73.493111
(Current structure)
1890 (Former)
1965 (Current)
1965
(Current)
Active
(Replacement)
Unknown Unknown
Coney Island Light Coney Island Lighthouse 01.JPG New York City
(Brooklyn)
40°34′36″N 74°00′42″W / 40.57667°N 74.01167°W / 40.57667; -74.01167 1890 (Former)
1920 (Current)
1989 Active Unknown 075 75 ft (23 m)
Coxsackie Light CoxsackieLight.jpg Coxsackie, New York
(Hudson River)
42°22′47″N 73°47′41″W / 42.37972°N 73.79472°W / 42.37972; -73.79472 1830 (Former)
1868 (Current)
Never 1940 None Unknown
Crossover Island Light Crossoverisland.JPG Saint Lawrence River
(Border light)
44°29′49″N 75°46′42″W / 44.49694°N 75.77833°W / 44.49694; -75.77833 1848 (Former)
1882 (Current)
Never 1941 None Unknown
Crown Point Light Crown Point
(Lake Champlain)
44°01′48″N 73°25′18″W / 44.0299°N 73.4216°W / 44.0299; -73.4216 1858 Never 1926 None Unknown
Cumberland Head Light Cumberlandhead.JPG Cumberland Head
(Lake Champlain)
44°41′29″N 73°23′7″W / 44.69139°N 73.38528°W / 44.69139; -73.38528 1838 (Former)
1868 (Current)
2003
(Relit)
Active
(Inactive: 1934–2003)
Unknown Unknown
Dunkirk Light Point Gratiot Light Nov 10.JPG Dunkirk 42°29′38″N 79°21′14″W / 42.49389°N 79.35389°W / 42.49389; -79.35389 1826 (Former)
1875 (Current)
1960 Active Third-order Fresnel 082 82 ft (25 m)
East Charity Shoal Light Eastcharityshoal.JPG Lake Ontario
(Border light)
44°2′12″N 76°28′54″W / 44.03667°N 76.48167°W / 44.03667; -76.48167 1877
(Moved to NY in 1935)
1935 Active
(Also a private house)
Unknown 052 52 ft (16 m)
Eatons Neck Light Eatons Neck Light.JPG Eatons Neck 40°57′14.5″N 73°23′42.5″W / 40.954028°N 73.395139°W / 40.954028; -73.395139 1799 1969 Active Third-order Fresnel 126 126 ft (38 m)
Elm Tree Beacon Light Elmtreebeacon.JPG New York City
(Staten Island)
40°33′50″N 74°5′43″W / 40.56389°N 74.09528°W / 40.56389; -74.09528 1856 (Former)
1939 (Current)
1939 1964 None 062 62 ft (19 m)
(Original)
Esopus Meadows Light Esopus Meadows Lighthouse 2011.jpg Esopus
(Hudson River)
41°52′6.2″N 73°56′29.8″W / 41.868389°N 73.941611°W / 41.868389; -73.941611 1839 (Former)
1872 (Current)
1965 Active
(Inactive: 1965–2003)
Unknown 052 52 ft (16 m)
Execution Rocks Light Executionrocks.jpg Long Island Sound 40°52′41.3″N 73°44′16.3″W / 40.878139°N 73.737861°W / 40.878139; -73.737861 1850 1979 Active APRB-251 062 62 ft (19 m)
Fire Island Light Fire Island Light Station 1.jpg Fire Island
(Long Island)
40°37′56.8″N 73°13′6.9″W / 40.632444°N 73.218583°W / 40.632444; -73.218583 1826 (Former)
1858 (Current)
1938 Active
(Inactive: 1974–1986)
DCB-224 168 168 ft (51 m)
Fort Niagara Light Fortniagara.JPG Porter
(Fort Niagara State Park)
43°15′42″N 79°3′48″W / 43.26167°N 79.06333°W / 43.26167; -79.06333 1782 (Former)
1872 (Current)
Never 1993 None 091 91 ft (28 m)
Fort Tompkins Light Forttompkins.JPG New York City
(Staten Island)
40°36′21″N 74°03′14″W / 40.6057°N 74.0539°W / 40.6057; -74.0539 1828
(The last L.H.
was built in 1873)
Never 1903
(Demolished)
None Unknown
Fort Wadsworth Light Fortwadsworth.JPG New York City
(Staten Island)
40°36′21″N 74°3′14″W / 40.60583°N 74.05389°W / 40.60583; -74.05389 1903 2005
(Relit)
Active
(Inactive: 1965–2005)
Unknown 075 75 ft (23 m)
Frenchman Island Light Frenchman Island Lighthouse 1917.jpg Oneida Lake 43°13′06″N 76°02′59″W / 43.21833°N 76.04972°W / 43.21833; -76.04972 1918 1949 Active Unknown Unknown
Galloo Island Light Gallooisland.JPG Hounsfield
(Galloo Island)
43°53′18″N 76°26′42″W / 43.88833°N 76.44500°W / 43.88833; -76.44500 1820 (Former)
1867 (Current)
1963 Active 190mm 058 58 ft (18 m)
Horse Island Light Sackettsharbor.JPG Hounsfield
(Sackets Harbor)
43°56′35″N 76°8′40″W / 43.94306°N 76.14444°W / 43.94306; -76.14444 1831[1] (Former)
1870 (Current)
1925 1957
(Now a private house)
None Unknown
Horton Point Light Hortonpoint.jpg Southold 41°5′6.51″N 72°26′44.77″W / 41.0851417°N 72.4457694°W / 41.0851417; -72.4457694 1857 1933
(Inactive: 1933–1990)
Active VRB-25 103 103 ft (31 m)
Hudson–Athens Lighthouse Hudson-Athens 2006.jpg Hudson River 42°15′7″N 73°48′31″W / 42.25194°N 73.80861°W / 42.25194; -73.80861 1874 1949 Active 300mm 046 46 ft (14 m)
Huntington Harbor Light Huntington Harbor Light.jpg Huntington 40°54′38.6″N 73°25′52.7″W / 40.910722°N 73.431306°W / 40.910722; -73.431306 1857 (Former)
1912 (Current)
1949 Active 300mm 041 41 ft (12 m)
Latimer Reef Light Latimer Reef Light, August 2013.JPG Southold
(Fishers Island)
41°18′16.227″N 72°55′59.937″W / 41.30450750°N 72.93331583°W / 41.30450750; -72.93331583 1884 1954 Active 300mm 055 55 ft (17 m)
Little Gull Island Light Littlegullmodern.JPG Long Island Sound
(Little Gull Island)
41°12′23″N 72°06′25″W / 41.20639°N 72.10694°W / 41.20639; -72.10694 1806 (Former)
1869 (Current)
1978 Active Unknown 091 91 ft (28 m)
Little Red Lighthouse
Jeffrey's Hook Light
Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse 10.jpg New York City
(Manhattan)
40°51′1″N 73°56′49″W / 40.85028°N 73.94694°W / 40.85028; -73.94694 1889 (Former)
1921 (Current)
2002
(Relit)
Active
(Inactive: 1947–2002)
300mm Unknown
Montauk Point Light Montauk Point Lighthouse.jpg Montauk 41°04′16″N 71°51′26″W / 41.07099°N 71.85709°W / 41.07099; -71.85709 1797 1987 Active VRB-25 168 168 ft (51 m)
New Dorp Light Newdorp.JPG New York City
(Staten Island)
40°34′51″N 74°7′12″W / 40.58083°N 74.12000°W / 40.58083; -74.12000 1856 Never 1964
(Now a private house)
None 190 190 ft (58 m)
North Brother Island Light Northbrother.JPG New York City
The Bronx
40°47′57.3″N 73°53′58.5″W / 40.799250°N 73.899583°W / 40.799250; -73.899583 1869 Never 1953
(Now Ruins)
None 050 50 ft (15 m)
North Dumpling Light Northdumpling.JPG Long Island Sound
(Near Fishers Island)
41°17′17″N 72°1′10″W / 41.28806°N 72.01944°W / 41.28806; -72.01944 1849 1959 Active 300mm 060 60 ft (18 m)
Oak Orchard Light Oakorchard.JPG Oak Orchard Creek 43°22′16″N 78°11′35″W / 43.37111°N 78.19306°W / 43.37111; -78.19306 1871 Never 1914
(Destroyed in 1916)
None Unknown
Ogdensburg Harbor Light OGDENSBURG HARBOR LIGHTHOUSE, ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY, NY.jpg Ogdensburg 44°41′52″N 75°30′12″W / 44.69778°N 75.50333°W / 44.69778; -75.50333 1834 (Former)
1900 (Current)
1941 Active
(Inactive: 1961–2011)
Unknown Unknown
Olcott Light Olcott beach lighthouse 2.jpg Olcott 43°20′20″N 78°42′54″W / 43.33889°N 78.71500°W / 43.33889; -78.71500 1873 Never 1930
(Demolished in 1963,
now active as a rebuilt
replica)
Unknown Unknown
Old Field Point Light Old Field Point Light.jpg Old Field 40°57′45″N 73°07′49″W / 40.962370°N 73.130318°W / 40.962370; -73.130318.[2] 1823 (Former)
1869 (Current)
1991
(Relit)
Active
(Inactive: 1933–1991)
Unknown 074 74 ft (23 m)
Old Orchard Shoal Light Oldorchardshoal.JPG Lower New York Bay 40°30′44.272″N 74°5′55.369″W / 40.51229778°N 74.09871361°W / 40.51229778; -74.09871361 1893 1955 2012
(Destroyed by Sandy)
None 051 51 ft (16 m)
Orient Long Beach Bar Light Longbeachbar.jpg Orient 41°6′32″N 72°18′23″W / 41.10889°N 72.30639°W / 41.10889; -72.30639 1871 Never 1945
(Destroyed in 1963,
now active as a rebuilt
replica)
Unknown 058 58 ft (18 m)
Orient Point Light Orientpointlight.jpg Orient 41°9′48.393″N 72°13′25.014″W / 41.16344250°N 72.22361500°W / 41.16344250; -72.22361500 1899 1958 Active Optic 064 64 ft (20 m)
Oswego Harbor West Pierhead Light OswegoLighthouse2.jpg Oswego 43°28′24″N 76°31′01″W / 43.47332°N 76.51682°W / 43.47332; -76.51682 1934
(Current)
1968 Active Optic 057 57 ft (17 m)
Plum Island Light PlumislandNY.JPG Southold
(Plum Island)
41°10′25.20″N 72°12′41.47″W / 41.1736667°N 72.2115194°W / 41.1736667; -72.2115194 1827 (Former)
1870 (Current)
1978 Active
(metal tower)
Unknown 050 50 ft (15 m)
Point Aux Roches Light Pointauroche.JPG Champlain
(Lake Champlain)
44°47′58″N 73°21′38″W / 44.79944°N 73.36056°W / 44.79944; -73.36056 1859 1933 1989 None 059 59 ft (18 m)
Prince's Bay Light Light house, Prince's Bay, Staten Island.jpg New York City
(Staten Island)
40°30′27.7″N 74°12′48.3″W / 40.507694°N 74.213417°W / 40.507694; -74.213417 1828 (Former)
1864 (Current)
2006
(Relit)
Active
(Inactive: 1922–2006)
VRB-25 Unknown
Race Rock Light Racerocklight.jpg Long Island Sound
(Near Fishers Island)
41°14′36.6″N 72°2′49.2″W / 41.243500°N 72.047000°W / 41.243500; -72.047000 1879 1978 Active Unknown 067 67 ft (20 m)
Rock Island Light Rock Island Light Station.jpg Saint Lawrence River 44°16′50″N 76°1′1″W / 44.28056°N 76.01694°W / 44.28056; -76.01694 1848 (Former)
1882 (Current)
Never 1956 None 050 50 ft (15 m)
Rondout Light Rondout 2 Lighthouse, Kingston (Ulster County, New York).jpg Kingston 41°55′15″N 73°57′45″W / 41.92083°N 73.96250°W / 41.92083; -73.96250 1838 (Former)
1915 (Current)
1954 Active 250mm 054 54 ft (16 m)
Sands Point Light North Hempstead 40°51′57.2″N 73°43′46.2″W / 40.865889°N 73.729500°W / 40.865889; -73.729500 1809 Never 1922 None 065 65 ft (20 m)
Saugerties Light Saugerties Lighthouse.jpg Saugerties 42°4′19.53″N 73°55′46.72″W / 42.0720917°N 73.9296444°W / 42.0720917; -73.9296444 1835 (Former)
1867 (Current)
1954 Active
(Inactive: 1954–1990)
Unknown 042 42 ft (13 m)
Selkirk Light Salmon River Lighthouse, Lake Ontario, Port Ontario vicinity, (Oswego County, New York).jpg Pulaski 43°34′24″N 76°12′06″W / 43.57333°N 76.20167°W / 43.57333; -76.20167 1838 1989
(Relit)
Active
(Inactive: 1859–1989)
190mm 050 50 ft (15 m)
Shinnecock Light Shinnecock Light, NY.JPG Southampton
(Shinnecock Bay)
40°51′2″N 72°30′15″W / 40.85056°N 72.50417°W / 40.85056; -72.50417 1858 Never 1931
(Demolished in 1948)
None 168 168 ft (51 m)
Sodus Outer Light Sodusouter1938.JPG Sodus 43°16′38.3″N 76°58′26.4″W / 43.277306°N 76.974000°W / 43.277306; -76.974000 1858 (Former)
1938 (Current)
1980 Active Unknown 051 51 ft (16 m)
Sodus Point Light Sodus Point Light Sep 10.jpg Sodus
(Sodus Point)
43°16′25.7″N 76°59′10.2″W / 43.273806°N 76.986167°W / 43.273806; -76.986167 1825 (Former)
1871 (Current)
Never 1901 None 070 70 ft (21 m)
South Buffalo North Side Light South Buffalo North Side Light Nov 09.jpg Dunkirk 42°50′7″N 78°52′3″W / 42.83528°N 78.86750°W / 42.83528; -78.86750 1903 1960 1985 None Unknown
Staten Island Light Ambrose Channel Range Light 2018 jeh.jpg New York City
(Staten Island)
40°34′33.8″N 74°08′28.5″W / 40.576056°N 74.141250°W / 40.576056; -74.141250[3] 1912 1921 Active Unknown 231 231 ft (70 m)
Statue of Liberty Statue of Liberty 7.jpg New York City
(Liberty Island)
40°41′21″N 74°2′40″W / 40.68917°N 74.04444°W / 40.68917; -74.04444 1886 1902[4]
(As a lighthouse)
305 305 ft (93 m)
Stepping Stones Light Stepping Stones Light 2006.jpg Long Island Sound 40°49′27.6″N 73°46′29.1″W / 40.824333°N 73.774750°W / 40.824333; -73.774750 1877 1964 Active 300mm 046 46 ft (14 m)
Stony Point (Henderson) Light StonypointHenderson.JPG Henderson 43°50′22″N 76°17′54″W / 43.83944°N 76.29833°W / 43.83944; -76.29833 1839 (Former)
1869 (Current)
1947 1959 None 058 58 ft (18 m)
Stony Point Light Stony Point Lighthouse at Stony Point Battlefield State Park Stony Point New York Taken from site of British fort.jpg Stony Point 41°14′29″N 73°58′20″W / 41.24139°N 73.97222°W / 41.24139; -73.97222 1826 1995
(Relit)
Active
(Inactive: 1925–1995)
Fourth-order Fresnel 058 58 ft (18 m)
Stuyvesant Light Stuyvesant Light NY.jpg Stuyvesant 42°24′42″N 73°46′42″W / 42.41167°N 73.77833°W / 42.41167; -73.77833 1829 (Former)
1868 (Current)
Never 1933 None 042 42 ft (13 m)
Sunken Rock Light Sunken Rock Lighthouse - St Lawrence River, USA - panoramio.jpg Saint Lawrence River
(Bush Island)
44°20′44″N 75°54′55″W / 44.34556°N 75.91528°W / 44.34556; -75.91528 1847 (Former)
1882 (Current)
1958 Active Unknown Unknown
Tarrytown Light Tarrytown.JPG Sleepy Hollow 41°5′2.6″N 73°52′27.3″W / 41.084056°N 73.874250°W / 41.084056; -73.874250 1883 Never 1961 Fourth-order Fresnel
(Replica)
056 56 ft (17 m)
Thirty Mile Point Light Thirtymilepoint.JPG Somerset 43°22′30″N 78°29′11″W / 43.37500°N 78.48639°W / 43.37500; -78.48639 1876 1958 Active 300mm 071 71 ft (22 m)
Throgs Neck Light Throgsneck1890.JPG New York City
The Bronx
40°48′16″N 73°47′26″W / 40.80444°N 73.79056°W / 40.80444; -73.79056 1826
(The last L.H.
was built in 1906)
Never 1934 None Unknown
Tibbetts Point Light Tibbettspoint.JPG Cape Vincent 44°6′00″N 76°22′12″W / 44.10000°N 76.37000°W / 44.10000; -76.37000 1827 (Former)
1854 (Current)
1970 Active Fourth-order Fresnel 069 69 ft (21 m)
West Point Light Light 39 on Gee's Point at sight of old West Point (NY) Lighthouse.JPG West Point 41°23′45″N 73°57′3″W / 41.39583°N 73.95083°W / 41.39583; -73.95083 1853 Never 1946 None 040 40 ft (12 m)
West Bank Light West Bank (NY) Light.JPG Lower New York Bay 40°32′16.8″N 74°02′34.1″W / 40.538000°N 74.042806°W / 40.538000; -74.042806 1901 1980 Active 300mm 069 69 ft (21 m)
Whitestone Point Light Whitestone Point Post Light.JPG New York City
Queens
40°48′06″N 73°49′10″W / 40.80167°N 73.81944°W / 40.80167; -73.81944 1889 Unknown Active Unknown 056 56 ft (17 m)


References

  1. ^ Daniel E. Dempster; Todd R. Berge (2002). Lighthouses of the Great Lakes. p. 146. ISBN 978-1-61060-437-6.
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  3. ^ "Staten Island Lighthouse". US Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team, NY. Retrieved 2009-07-13.
  4. ^ Barry Moreno (2000). The Statue of Liberty Encyclopedia. Simon & Schuster. p. 41. ISBN 978-0-7385-3689-7.