Ogdensburg Harbor Light

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Ogdensburg Light
Ogdensburg Lighthouse - panoramio.jpg
Lighthouse in 2013
Ogdensburg Harbor Light is located in New York
Ogdensburg Harbor Light
LocationLighthouse Point, St.Lawrence River, Ogdensburg, New York
Coordinates44°41′52″N 75°30′12″W / 44.69778°N 75.50333°W / 44.69778; -75.50333Coordinates: 44°41′52″N 75°30′12″W / 44.69778°N 75.50333°W / 44.69778; -75.50333
Year first constructed1834
Year first lit1900
Tower shapeSquare
Markings / patternWhite & Grey w/ Red Lantern
Tower height65 feet (20 m)
Focal height21 metre Edit this on Wikidata
Original lensFourth-order Fresnel lens
Current lensUnknown
(Relit in 2011)
CharacteristicFl W 10s Edit this on Wikidata
ARLHS numberUSA-562 [1]
Heritageplace listed on the National Register of Historic Places Edit this on Wikidata
Ogdensburg Harbor Lighthouse
NRHP reference #16000202[2]
Added to NRHPApril 26, 2016

Ogdensburg Harbor Light is a privately owned lighthouse on the St. Lawrence River, listed on the National Park Service's Maritime Heritage Program as Lighthouse to visit. [3] and as one of New York's Historic Light Stations.[4] In 2016 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[5]


An addition was made to the tower in 1900.


The Archives Center at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History has a collection (#1055) of souvenir postcards of lighthouses and has digitized 272 of these and made them available online. These include postcards of Ogdensburg Harbor Light [6] with links to customized nautical charts provided by National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ ARLHS World List of Lights
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  3. ^ National Park Service's Maritime Heritage Program's Inventory of Historic Light Stations
  4. ^ National Park Service's Maritime Heritage Program's Inventory of NY Historic Light Stations
  5. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 4/30/16 through 5/06/15. National Park Service. 2011-05-06.
  6. ^ Smithsonian lighthouse postcards

Further reading[edit]

Berger, Todd R., Lighthouses of the Great Lakes, (Stillwater, MN: Voyageur Press, 2002), pp. 145–146

External links[edit]

Media related to Ogdensburg Harbor Lighthouse at Wikimedia Commons