Stony Point (Henderson) Light

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Stony Point Lighthouse
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Stony Point (Henderson) Light is located in New York
Stony Point (Henderson) Light
LocationNew York, U.S.
Coordinates43°50′22″N 76°17′54″W / 43.83944°N 76.29833°W / 43.83944; -76.29833Coordinates: 43°50′22″N 76°17′54″W / 43.83944°N 76.29833°W / 43.83944; -76.29833
Year first lit1869
Automated1950
Deactivated1945
ConstructionBrick
Tower shapeSquare
Markings / patternWhite w/ Black Lantern
Tower height73 feet (22 m)
Original lensFourth Order Fresnel lens
ARLHS numberUSA-814 [1]

The Stony Point (Henderson) Light is a lighthouse on the shore of Lake Ontario near Henderson Bay in New York. The site was established in 1826, and the original lighthouse was lit in 1869. The light and attached keeper's quarters are currently privately owned. A new light was built in 1945, and it was automated in 1950. This light is maintained by the US Coast Guard. The site is not open to the public.[2]

History[edit]

Stony Point (Henderson) Light is listed as one of New York's Historic Light Stations.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ARLHS World List of Lights
  2. ^ "Stony Point (Henderson) Light (Old)". Inventory of Historic Light Stations. NPS. Retrieved January 30, 2013.
  3. ^ National Park Service's Maritime Heritage Program's Inventory of NY Historic Light Stations

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

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