Cumberland Head Light

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Cumberland Head Light
Cumberland Head Lighthouse
Cumberland Head Light is located in New York
Cumberland Head Light
LocationCumberland Bay on Lake Champlain in New York
Coordinates44°41′29″N 73°23′7″W / 44.69139°N 73.38528°W / 44.69139; -73.38528Coordinates: 44°41′29″N 73°23′7″W / 44.69139°N 73.38528°W / 44.69139; -73.38528
Year first constructed1838
Year first lit1868
FoundationConcrete and Limestone
Tower shapeConical
Tower height15 metre Edit this on Wikidata
Focal height23 metre Edit this on Wikidata
Original lensFourth Order Fresnel lens
Range7 nautical mile Edit this on Wikidata
CharacteristicFlashing White 4 seconds
ARLHS numberUSA-211 [1]
USCG number1-39380 [2]

Cumberland Head Light is a lighthouse on Lake Champlain's Cumberland Bay in New York state.

The lighthouse was established in 1838 and the tower was first lit in 1868. The lighthouse was deactivated in 1934. The foundation of the lighthouse is concrete and limestone and the lighthouse itself is made out of limestone. The shape of the tower is conical. The original lens was a fourth order Fresnel lens installed in 1856.


  1. ^ ARLHS World List of Lights
  2. ^ Light List, Volume I, Atlantic Coast, St. Croix River, Maine to Shrewsbury River, New Jersey (PDF). Light List. United States Coast Guard.

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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.
  • Scott T. Price. "U. S. Coast Guard Aids to Navigation: A Historical Bibliography". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office.
  • U.S. Coast Guard. Historically Famous Lighthouses (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1957).
  • Wright, Larry and Wright, Patricia. Great Lakes Lighthouses Encyclopedia Hardback (Erin: Boston Mills Press, 2006) ISBN 1-55046-399-3