Sodus Point Light

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Sodus Point Light
Sodus Point Light is located in New York
Sodus Point Light
LocationOff NY 14 at Sodus Bay, Lake Ontario, Sodus Point, New York
Coordinates43°16′25.7″N 76°59′10.2″W / 43.273806°N 76.986167°W / 43.273806; -76.986167Coordinates: 43°16′25.7″N 76°59′10.2″W / 43.273806°N 76.986167°W / 43.273806; -76.986167
Year first constructed1825
Year first lit1871
Tower shapeSquare
Markings / patternNatural w/ black lantern
Tower height45 feet (14 m)
Focal height70 feet (21 m)
Original lensSixth order Fresnel lens
ARLHS numberUSA-766 [1][2]
Heritageplace listed on the National Register of Historic Places Edit this on Wikidata
Sodus Point Lighthouse
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
NRHP reference #76001288 [3]
Added to NRHPOctober 08, 1976

Sodus Point Light is a lighthouse that was built on Sodus Point on Lake Ontario, New York. The lighthouse has been replaced by a modern skeleton tower. The lighthouse tower is a square, pyramidal cast iron tower on a concrete and stone pier. It is white with red trim. There is a 2​12 story limestone keepers quarters that was built in 1871, which is currently used as a museum. The lighthouse is owned by the Town of Sodus Point, New York. There is a long-term lease with the Sodus Bay Historical Society to manage the lighthouse.[4] The lighthouse is on the National Register of Historic Places, with reference #76001288, as Sodus Point Lighthouse. The pier and shore light served simultaneously from 1834 until 1901. The dwelling was used by the Coast Guard as housing until 1984. There is a 3​12 order Fresnel lens on display.


  1. ^ "Historic Light Station Information and Photography: New York". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office. Archived from the original on 2017-05-01.
  2. ^ ARLHS World List of Lights
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  4. ^ Official Site of the Sodus Bay Historical Society

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