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Retrieved 31 January Did you know that the Esopus Meadows Lighthouse was once in such poor condition that it was leaning 16" on the northeast side due to a failing foundation? Thanks to a group of dedicated volunteers, the last wooden lighthouse on the Hudson River has been saved for future generations. Read the history of the Esopus Meadows Lighthouse now. Did you know that the town of Sag Harbor was once the second most important town on Long Island, second only to Brooklyn?
This was due to the whaling trade and the vast fortunes it brought to the town. Cedar Island was a navigational nightmare standing in the way of the ships accessing the port. The Cedar Island Lighthouse was built to mark the island. Read more of history of the Cedar Island Lighthouse. Did you know that the Cole Shoal Lighthouse near Elizabethtown, Ontario was supposed to be part of a range light system? Legend states that American revolutionaries were allegedly shackled to the rocks and left to drown at high tide.
Read the dark history of the Execution Rocks Lighthouse.
Did you know that when the Lighthouse Board was created, they set up "lighthouse districts" with a "lighthouse depot" serving each one. The Lighthouse Board also set up a "super depot" to act as a clearinghouse for all supplies and lenses needed at the districts. Read the history of the General Lighthouse Depot now. Did you know that from to four different lightships marked the Ambrose Channel? From to the Ambrose Channel was then marked by a tower. Read more of the history of the Ambrose Lightship now. Did you know that the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor was considered an aid to navigation and was under the control of the U.
Lighthouse Establishment? Read more of the history of the Statue of Liberty now. Did you know that a lightship has been stationed at Frying Pan Shoals, off the coast of North Carolina, since After sinking a few times, it is now docked at Pier 66 in New York City. Did you know that the United States Coast Guard named their coastal buoy tenders after lighthouse keepers in the late s?
The second such vessel, launched in September , was named after Katherine Walker, the petite 4'10" woman that tended the Robbins Reef Lighthouse for an amazing 33 years and has been credited with more than 50 lives saved. Read her story and the history of the Robbins Reef Lighthouse. Read the history of the Titanic Memorial Lighthouse now. The island once housed a lunatic asylum and it is said that the lighthouse was constructed by inmate labor. Read more of the history of the Blackwell Island Lighthouse now.
Did you ever wonder what the small steel "lighthouse" tower that sits inside the Presque Isle State Park actually is? Read on to find out what the Erie Waterworks Lighthouse really is. A new iron lighthouse was built in , which still stands today. After being used as a residence for years, the Presque Isle Lighthouse may soon be open to visitors after several renovations take place. Read about the history of the Presque Isle Lighthouse and how it may soon be open. Did you know that the first two Erie Land Lighthouses had to be torn down because of a settling foundation due to a layer of quicksand underneath it?
Read more of the history of the Erie Land Lighthouse.
It would take over years before a monument was erected in his honor. Read about the history of the Perry's Victory Memorial now. Did you know that the Barcelona Portland Harbor Lighthouse in New York was the only lighthouse to be lit with natural gas? Read more of the history of the Barcelona Lighthouse. The first Dunkirk Pierhead Lighthouse was established in , and since then, six other lights have served as the Dunkirk Pierhead Light.
The last one being in Read more of the history of the Dunkirk Pierhead Lighthouse. Did you know that North Tonawanda, NY has its very own lighthouse? It was erected in and stands on the grounds of the Island Street Boatyard, a private complex dedicated to the restoration of antique boats. Read more about the Island Street Boatyard Lighthouse. Did you know that the first Dunkirk Lighthouse was built in ? It was later rebuilt in further back from the bluff. In , the original foundation was found.
Read about the history of the Dunkirk Lighthouse now. To kick off the channel, I have uploaded a video of the Olcott Lighthouse. Please leave me feedback on the YouTube channel in the comments section, and if you like the video, please consider sharing it. Did you know that the Town of Olcott was once a thriving tourist mecca with eight hotels and several amusement parks? Steamers made daily arrivals from as far away as Toronto. In , the Lighthouse Board erected the Olcott Lighthouse to mark the harbor. Did you know that there once was a pair of range lighthouses to guide ships into the Niagara River?
Read the history of the Niagara River Range Lighthouses now. January 9, Did you know that at since , there have been five different towers that have served as the Rochester Genesee Harbor Lighthouse? Read more of the history of the lights of Rochester Harbor now. Did you know that the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse is the second-oldest standing lighthouse on the American side Great Lakes? Read the history of the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse to find out more. Did you know that Sodus Bay was once a major port for exporting coal? The Sodus Bay Lighthouse marked the entrance to the harbor allowing ships to safely enter from Lake Ontario.
Click the link to read more. December 30, The first Sodus Outer Lighthouse was built of stone in The current tower is built of steel and has stood since Read more of the interesting history of the Sodus Outer Lighthouse now. To date, it still retains its original and extremely rare birdcage style lantern. Read more of the interesting history of the Selkirk Lighthouse. Did you know that you can stay overnight at the Thirty Mile Point Lighthouse in the assistant keeper's quarters? Read about the history of the Thirty Mile Point Lighthouse now. Read more about the history of the Braddock Point Lighthouse.
The original Oak Orchard Lighthouse was destroyed during a fierce winter gale in December A replica was built in to recreate the historical significance of the harbor. Read more about the original Oak Orchard and the replica lighthouses. Did you know that the current Oswego West Breakwater Lighthouse is the last of four lighthouses that once marked Oswego's Harbor?
Read the fascinating history of the Oswego West Breakwater Lighthouse now. Did you know that when the Stony Point Lighthouse was undergoing restoration, the entire second floor needed to be removed. Read more of the history of the Stony Point Lighthouse. Read more of the history of the East Charity Shoal Lighthouse.
Did you know that there was once two lighthouses on the breakwater in Cape Vincent? Read about the history of the Cape Vincent Breakwater Lighthouse to find out more. Did you know that the first Fort Niagara Lighthouse was established in by the British?
Read about it here. Read about the Horseshoe Reef Lighthouse's history. Why was the Buffalo Breakwater Lighthouse called the "leaning lighthouse? Read more about the South Buffalo Southside Lighthouse. What is a "Milk Bottle" lighthouse? Buffalo, NY was the only port to have two of them marking its entrances. September 30, What is a "Milk Bottle" lighthouse? Read more of the history of the Sisters Island Lighthouse. Did you know that at one point, a permit was filed to demolish the Ogdensburg Harbor Lighthouse?
You can read why in the history of the Ogdensburg Harbor Lighthouse. Did you know that the island on which the Sunken Rock Lighthouse was built was so small, that no residence was supplied to the keeper? Read more about the history of the Sunken Rock Lighthouse. Did you know that the Rock Island Lighthouse was one of three lighthouses authorized by Congress on March 3, , and that a "pirate" was once a keeper there?
Read more about the fascinating history of the Rock Island Lighthouse. I have written up and added the history of the Minot's Ledge Lighthouse near Cohassett, Massachusetts. You may notice a few changes in the website's design. I have re-written the site to make it "responsive," making the site easier to view on mobile devices. The website will detect a smaller viewport size and make font sizes larger and pictures smaller enabling easier viewing. I hope everyone enjoys this. March 4, I have written up and published the history of the Scituate Lighthouse in Scituate, Massachusetts.
I have written up and published the history of the Stage Harbor Lighthouse in Chatham, Massachusetts. I have written up and published the history of the Sankaty Head Lighthouse in Siasconset, Massachusetts. I have added several new questions to the Lighthouse FAQ. Please check it out. I have written up and published the history of the Ned's Point Lighthouse in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts. It was sold for scrap in I have written up and published the history of the Hyannis Harbor Lighthouse in Hyannis, Massachusetts.
I have written up and published the history of the Edgartown Harbor Lighthouse in Edgartown, Massachusetts. I have written up and published the history of the Chatham Lighthouse in Chatham, Massachusetts. I have written up and published the history of the Nauset Beach Lighthouse in Eastham, Massachusetts. I have written up and published the history of the Three Sisters Lighthouse in Eastham, Massachusetts.
I have added a bunch of new photos of the Rock Island Lighthouse that I were taken over the summer of while visiting the island. You can see them by following the link. I have added the Brant Point Lighthouse to the website along with the corresponding history of it. We recently visited Ontario, Canada to do some shopping. While there, we visited several Canadian lighthouses. I have added, written up, and published the history of the Diamond Shoals Lighthouse. I have written up and published the historical information on the Pomham Rocks and the Poplar Point Lighthouses.
I have written up and published the historical information for the two lighthouses on Block Island in Rhode Island. I am continuing to add additional content to the website. This lighthouse is one of my personal favorites. I have researched and written up the history of the Saybrook Breakwater Lighthouse in Saybrook, Connecticut. Read the history of the Old Saybrook Lighthouse here. I have written up and published the history of the Stonington Harbor Lighthouse in Stonington, Connecticut. Read the history of the New London Harbor Lighthouse now.
I have just finished researching and writing up the history of the Avery Point Lighthouse in Groton, Connecticut. While cleaning up my computer, I came across a bunch of pictures that I shot back in and forgot about them. I am now adding them to the site. I have also found pictures of the Assateague Lighthouse that were contributed a while ago.
It has been added to the site. The first addition comes from Fred Roney. He submitted multiple pictures of the Split Rock Lighthouse in Minnesota. The next addition comes from Dick Kasnick. I have just added the history of the Beavertail Lighthouse in Rhode Island. I have finished adding the lighthouse maps to all state pages. You can see the state pages by clicking on the state name on the Lighthouse Directory page. I have written up and posted our Lighthouse Trip of to the coast of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.
I have enabled commenting on the pictures again.
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This time I have used a web service called Disqus. Anonymous posting is enabled, however if the spam comes back, then I will change it to registered users only. I have written up and published the history of the Romer Shoal Lighthouse which sits about 2. I have added the last lighthouse from our trip this past summer.
I have added a few more of the Rhode Island lighthouses to the site. I have added a few more of the Rhode Island lighthouses. Added today are the Whale Rock Lighthouse. I have enabled commenting on the photos again. September 24, I am continuing to add lighthouses from our trip back in June.
I am starting to add the lighthouses from our past trip back in June. Contributor Brian Margavich has sent several new photos of the Biloxi Lighthouse , which have also been added to the site. I have written up and published the history of the Old Michigan City Lighthouse. I have added new pictures of Castle Hill and Beavertail Lighthouses to the site.
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I have added new pictures of Stonington Harbor Lighthouse to the site. July 3, I have started adding the pictures from our past trip. We had visited 35 lighthouses across Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. There are over pictures that I shot while on this trip. I will add more pictures as I get the time. This oversight has been corrected. I have written up and published the history of the Waukegan Lighthouse in Illinois.
I have added the history of the Tuckerton Seaport Lighthouse to the site. I read in the Buffalo News that work is being done to allow the public to access the Buffalo Main Lighthouse. This will be the first time time since September 11, that the public will have access to the lighthouse. I have added the history of the Navesink Lighthouse to the site. I have added the history of the Ludlum Beach Lighthouse to the site. I have added the history of the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse to the site. I have added the history of the Sandy Hook Lighthouse to the site. Added the history of the Finn's Point Range Light to the site.
I have added the history of the East Point Lighthouse to the site. I have added another New Jersey lighthouse history to the site. Added was the Barnegat Lighthouse. I have started adding detailed historical information for the lighthouses of New Jersey. The first one being updated is the Absecon Lighthouse. I finished up the last of the historical information for the Wisconsin lighthouses. I have added the history for the Port Washington Lighthouse history.
I have been trying to get the historical information added for the Wisconsin lighthouses that we visited back in So today, I researched and written up the history of several more lighthouses. I have finally got around to researching and writing up the history of several Lake Winnebago lighthouses. It was brought to my attention, that the Ludlum Beach Lighthouse was torn down on September 21, There is a picture available here. October 10, Finally finished writing up the New Jersey and Delaware lighthouse trip from this past April.
I have added several new lighthouses from our trip this past May. I have added a few more lighthouses from our trip earlier this year. I have added two new lighthouses to the website. I have added several new pictures from the lighthouses of New Jersey. I have started adding the pictures from our recent trip to the site. We are back from our lighthouse journey. Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to post the light list before the trip, but I was tweaking the list right up to a day or so before leaving.
For the new additions to the site, I will add them as quickly as I can. I have added three new Massachusetts lighthouses to the site. Thanks goes out to the Martha's Vineyard Museum for providing the pictures and text. I am finalizing our plans for our first lighthouse trip of The area that we are planning to visit is the Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia areas.
We might also make it over to Cape May in New Jersey. I am still figuring out which lights we will be able to visit. It will be a little more challenging this year as we will have our two-and-a-half year old son with us. But when we ask him, he says that he is excited and wants to go to the top of a lighthouse! Added the Turtle Rock Lighthouse in Pennsylvania to the website. You can see the page at Turtle Rock. I have added several new lighthouses to the Nova Scotia section.
Feel free to check them out. Marys , and Church Point.
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I added several new lighthouses to the website. I have started adding a bunch of lighthouses from Nova Scotia. Dennis Kent has been kind enough to contribute a bunch of photos from a trip in There are still many more I have to add, so look for more to come. Added the Bois Blanc Lighthouse to the website. All of this content was provided by Dennis Kent. Added several new lighthouses to the website. Dennis Kent provided several pictures of the St. I have also added several new photos of the Poe Reef and the Round Island Lighthouses, which were also contributed by Dennis.
I finally got around to adding the lighthouses that I visited while in Los Angeles back in May. I also started adding some of the lighthouses that Dennis Kent was kind enough to send for inclusion to the site. I figured while we were there, why not stop by the several lighthouses in Erie to get some updated photos. Added the Three Sisters of Nauset lighthouses to the site. Near the end of October, I traveled to Hyannis, Massachusetts for work. I made sure that I arrived early Sunday morning so that I would have all day to do some sightseeing.
I was able to visit a bunch of lighthouses. I will get the rest of the pictures up as soon as possible. I have now finished adding the rest of the pictures from the EM Cotter fire boat ride back in August. The other pictures were added previously. Also, I took a trip back in December of last year to Lake Ontario.
I added most of the pictures already, but never got to adding the new pictures to Thirty Mile Point.
So those were added as well. Hopefully, I can get around to writing up this trip report soon. Sorry I have been absent for a while. My son has been keeping me busy. However, I do have some new pictures to share will everyone. My uncle won a trip on the EM Cotter , the fireboat for the City of Buffalo, and was able to bring guests.
I was eager to attend since I knew the boat would pass by the Buffalo Main Lighthouse. I haven't had a chance to get all of the pictures up yet, but will work to do so. Jeld-Wen is offering windows and doors to one of twelve lighthouses. From the Jeld-Wen website: The election of the year is here! Community support is very important in preserving lighthouses, so we invite you once again to help select one lighthouse to win new JELD-WEN windows and doors.
Please review these final candidates and vote on or before September 7, Feel free to forward this page to friends and neighbors in your community. One person, one vote, and every vote counts! View all pictures added at this link. I have finally finished writing the trip report for our trip to Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana last May.
Sorry for the delay in getting this out. I have started the long task of adding historical data and lighthouse descriptions to the Wisconsin lighthouses from our trip back in May.
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To date, I have completed the following:. I have added the rest of the lighthouses from our Door County Lighthouse Trip. At this point, all lighthouses and photos from the trip have been added to the site. I now have to go through all entries and add descriptions and history data to each. Therefore, over the next few months, look for content to be added. Added Kenosha Pierhead Lighthouse to the website.
I still have more to be added from my trip this past spring. This puts an end to Wisconsin lighthouses. Next will be Illinois. Added three more Wisconsin lighthouses. Then I will move onto adding the lighthouses in Illinois that I visited. Added the two Milwaukee Lighthouses. They are the Milwaukee Breakwater and Milwaukee Pierhead lighthouses. Added three more Wisconsin lighthouses to the site. Added several more lighthouses to the site. Added Rawley Point Lighthouse into the site.
Look for more to be added in the future. Several new lighthouses have been added since the last entry. Look for more coming soon. Wisconsin lighthouses continue to get added to the site. Please continue to stop back and check up on us. More and more keep getting added. Its going fairly slowly as it is more work than I originally thought. I have started adding Wisconsin Lighthouses to the website. I have started adding the lighthouses that are around Lake Winnebago. Look for the Lake Michigan lighthouses coming soon. I have just started to get some of the pictures up on the website.
We ended up getting pictures of a lot of the Wisconsin, all of Illinois, and most of the Indiana lighthouses. I have started adding the Indiana Lighthouses to the website first. There are only two listed so far, but look for more later this week. Regarding the posting of comments on pictures It is still enabled. But instead of them being posted immediately, I must now approve them due to spammers. People felt the need to post gibberish for either medicine, or porn All legitimate comments are approved and show up within a day.
I have been cataloging all of my photos, and have found several that have not made it onto the site. So I have been adding those to the site as I go. Please check the "Whats New? Another thing I have been doing during the cataloging is rescanning some pictures. Most of the early pictures that I had scanned for the site were too compressed, and therefore lost a lot of clarity.
So I am rescanning them. There are several lighthouses that I had bundled under the Dunkirk Lighthouse. Some of the exhibits they have at the maritime museum on the grounds are original lighthouses from the Buffalo area. So I felt a need to break them out as their own pages. Added several new pictures of the Charlotte-Genesee lighthouse. I have added some new functionality to the site. I have set up a system where people can post comments on the pictures on the website. This functionality is in the archive picture viewing area under each lighthouse.
To get to this area, you first have to view a lighthouse, and then click on the "View more pictures This will then take you to the archive pictures section. Then just click on any of the photos to get to the viewer where you can leave comments and vote on the pictures. I just want to set some ground rules for posting comments on the pictures. Please refrain from posting profanity or HTML links in the comments.
To make certain that this rule is adhered to, all comments are emailed to me as well as posted to the site. If the comment is found to be offensive or have profanity in it, it will be removed.