Sodus Outer Light

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Sodus Outer Light
Current cast iron tower (USCG)
Sodus Outer Light is located in New York
Sodus Outer Light
LocationSodus Bay, Lake Ontario, New York
Coordinates43°16′38.3″N 76°58′26.4″W / 43.277306°N 76.974000°W / 43.277306; -76.974000Coordinates: 43°16′38.3″N 76°58′26.4″W / 43.277306°N 76.974000°W / 43.277306; -76.974000
Year first constructed1858
Year first lit1938 (current tower)
ConstructionCast iron
Tower shapeSquare pyramidal tower
Markings / patternWhite
Tower height49 feet (15 m)
Focal height51 feet (16 m)[1]
Original lensFourth Order Fresnel lens
Range10 nautical miles (19 km; 12 mi)[1]
CharacteristicIsophase White, 6s[1]
Fog signalnone
ARLHS numberUSA-765
USCG number7-2170

Sodus Outer Light is a lighthouse at the end of the western of the two piers defining the channel from Lake Ontario into Sodus Bay, New York, first established in 1858. In 1938, the wood tower was replaced with the current cast iron structure, and the light was converted from kerosene to electricity.[2]