Crossover Island Light

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Crossover Island Light
Crossover Island Light
Crossover Island Light is located in New York
Crossover Island Light
LocationCrossover Island in the St. Lawrence River
Coordinates44°29′49″N 75°46′42″W / 44.49694°N 75.77833°W / 44.49694; -75.77833Coordinates: 44°29′49″N 75°46′42″W / 44.49694°N 75.77833°W / 44.49694; -75.77833
Year first constructed1848
Year first lit1882
FoundationStone Molehead
ConstructionCast iron
brick & wood lining
Tower shapeConical
Markings / patternWhite tower with Red Lantern
Original lensSixth Order Fresnel lens
ARLHS numberUSA-206


Heritageplace listed on the National Register of Historic Places Edit this on Wikidata
Crossover Island Light Station
Nearest citySt. Lawrence, New York
Area1.5 acres (0.61 ha)
MPSU.S. U.S. Coast Guard Lighthouses and Light Stations on the Great Lakes TR
NRHP reference #07001037[3]
Added to NRHPOctober 3, 2007

Crossover Island Light is a lighthouse on the Saint Lawrence River in New York state near the Canada–United States border.

The lighthouse was established in 1848 and the last tower was first lit in 1882. The lighthouse was deactivated in 1941. The foundation is stone molehead and the lighthouse is made out of cast iron with brick and wood lining. The tower is a white conical tower with a red lantern. The original lens was a sixth order Fresnel lens.[4]

The lighthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places as Crossover Island Light Station in 2007.


  1. ^ "Historic Light Station Information and Photography: New York". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office. 2009-08-08.
  2. ^ ARLHS World List of Lights
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  4. ^ Nancy L. Todd (June 2007). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Crossover Island Light Station". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2009-06-14. See also: "Accompanying three photos".


  • Hill, Ralph E. "Lighthouse Memories: Life on Crossover Island." The Keeper's Log (Summer 1991), pp. 18–22

Further reading[edit]

  • 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.
  • Wright, Larry and Wright, Patricia. Great Lakes Lighthouses Encyclopedia Hardback (Erin: Boston Mills Press, 2006) ISBN 1-55046-399-3