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Name: Horseshoe Reef Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Buffalo, New York, United States

Location: Junction of Lake Erie and Niagara River.


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Notes:
Horseshoe Reef Light, built to mark a reef that was a hazard on the approach to the Port of Buffalo, originally consisted of wooden keeper's quarters on an iron framework, surmounted by a lantern. The structure gradually disappeared after the light was deactivated in 1920. The remains are now on the Doomsday List.

Height of Focal Plane: 50

Description of Tower: Lantern on roof of wooden keeper's quarters.

Listed on the Lighthouse Digest Doomsday List of endangered lighthouses.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1856

Date Present Tower Built: 1856

Date Deactivated: 1920

Optics: 1856: Fourth order Fresnel lens;

Keepers: Thomas Brossy 1857-1861; W Bates 1861-1863; George A. Phillips 1863-1873; Myron Woolsey 1873-1874; Dudley H Rockwell 1874-1875; George Schooter 1875-1876; Wallace C Hill 1876-1885; Charles H Gilbert 1886-1889; George Safe 1890-1893; John Safe 1893-1898; Frederick Lawson 1898-1903; Thomas Joseph-1st Asst 1902-1903, Kpr 1903-1920; Edward M. Herman 1st Asst 1907-1913; Daniel D. Hill (1904-?).

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