South Buffalo North Side Light

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South Buffalo North Side Light
South Buffalo North Side Light Nov 09.jpg
South Buffalo North Side Light, November 2009
South Buffalo North Side Light is located in New York
South Buffalo North Side Light
LocationBuffalo Harbor, Dunkirk, New York
Coordinates42°50′7″N 78°52′3″W / 42.83528°N 78.86750°W / 42.83528; -78.86750Coordinates: 42°50′7″N 78°52′3″W / 42.83528°N 78.86750°W / 42.83528; -78.86750
Year first lit1903
Automated1960
Deactivated1985
FoundationConcrete base on pier
Constructionboiler plate
Tower shapeBottle
Tower height29 feet (8.8 m)
ARLHS numberUSA-1310 [1]
Heritageplace listed on the National Register of Historic Places Edit this on Wikidata
South Buffalo North Side Light
MPSU.S. Coast Guard Lighthouses and Light Stations on the Great Lakes TR
NRHP reference #83001673[2]
Added to NRHPAugust 04, 1983

South Buffalo North Side Light is a lighthouse formerly located at the entrance to Buffalo Harbor, Buffalo, New York. It is one of two "bottle shaped" beacons located in Buffalo Harbor; the other is the Buffalo North Breakwater South End Light. It is a 29-foot (8.8 m) high beacon constructed of boiler plate. It measures 10 feet 34 inch (3.067 m) at the bottom and 2 feet 3 inches (0.69 m) at the top. It is distinguished by four cast iron port windows and a curved iron door. It was first lit on September 1, 1903, and originally equipped with a 6th-order Fresnel lens.[3] A battery operated 12 volt lamp with a 12-inch (300 mm) green plastic lens was installed in the beacon c. 1960, when a domed roof formerly mounted over the lens was removed. The beacon was removed in 1985, and now stands at the gate to the Dunkirk Lighthouse and Veterans Park Museum. Its twin is located on the grounds of the Buffalo (main) Light.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[2]

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  1. ^ South Buffalo North Side (Dunkirk Lighthouse Museum) (Lake Erie) Light, ARLHS USA-1310
  2. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  3. ^ "Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS)" (Searchable database). New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2016-07-01. Note: This includes Carol Poh Miller (May 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: HAER Inventory: Great Lakes Lighthouse Survey (North Breakwater South End Light)" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-07-01.

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