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Name: Thirty Mile Point Light  

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

Location: Lake Ontario, 30 miles from Niagara River.


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Photo: Fran Davanzo

Managing Organization:
Friends of Thirty Mile Point Lighthouse

Website: http://members.aol.com/JimMonomoy/private/tmplhome.htm

Contact Address Information:
PO Box 20
Barker
Town of Somerset
New York, 14012, United States

Notes:
This lighthouse is today within Golden Hill State Park. The station is owned by the state; the Friends of Thirty Mile Point Lighthouse work for the restoration and preservation of the buildings. The lighthouse was reactivated as a private aid to navigation in 1998 after 39 years of inactivity. The fog signal building is now a recreation hall for campers in the park.

Tower Height: 61

Height of Focal Plane: 71

Description of Tower: Unpainted, square limestone tower with white and red lantern, attached to keeper's house.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
1876 attached two-story limestone keeper's house, 1935 brick fog signal building, barn, two oil houses, pumphouse, shed, privy.

Date Established: 1876

Date Present Tower Built: 1876

Date Deactivated: 1959-1998

Optics: 1876: Third order Fresnel lens (removed).

Current Use: Private aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Yes

Museum?
The lighthouse is open for tours from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends only, Memorial Day to Labor Day. Call (716) 795-3885 for more information.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Keepers: Osgar Elmer (1943-?).

Nearby Lodging: An apartment in the former keepers' cottage is available for rental all year. For information, call call 1-800-456-CAMP or see www.reserveamerica.com.

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