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Name: Isle la Motte Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Isle la Motte, Vermont, United States

Location: Northern Lake Champlain.

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Photo: Jeremy D'Entremont
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Managing Organization:
Private owner

This lighthouse was replaced by a light on a skeleton tower in 1933. The private owners worked with the Coast Guard to return the light to the lighthouse, and on October 5, 2002, the lighthouse was relit with a crowd of 300 looking on.

Tower Height: 25

Height of Focal Plane: 46

Description of Tower: Conical cast iron tower.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
1880 keeper's house, oil house.

Earlier Towers?
1829: Privately operated lantern; 1857: stone pyramid with lantern.

Date Established: 1829

Date Present Tower Built: 1881

Date Deactivated: 1933-2001

Optics: 1881: Sixth order Fresnel lens.

Fog Signal: Bell

Current Use: Active aid to navigation, private residence.

Open To Public? No.

The station is not accessible to the public. It can be viewed from the shore in Chazy, New York, or by boat.


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