The 1833 Buffalo Lighthouse

The 1833 Buffalo Lighthouse (HM1LLA)

Location: Buffalo, NY 14203 Erie County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 52.665', W 78° 53.357'

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The oldest building in Buffalo still standing on its original site, this lighthouse was built in 1832 and 1833. The oldest portion is the 44-foot tapering octagonal tower. The original lantern room was removed in 1857 and the stone casement window section and metal upper portions added to raise the light and make room for a fog bell. Nicknamed the "old Stone Light" in the 19th century and "Chinaman's Light" early this century, the tower originally used whale-oil lamps and polished reflectors, kerosene lamps and a fresnel lens were in use early this century. But the lighthouse was decommissioned in 1914 and the breakwater light station became the main beacon for the expanded harbor. A classic fresnel lens was installed and the lighthouse re-lit to help open the first Buffalo-Fort Erie Friendship Festival in 1987.
Placed ByBuffalo Lighthouse Association
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Date Added Monday, July 6th, 2015 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 672384 N 4749400
Decimal Degrees42.87775000, -78.88928333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 52.665', W 78° 53.357'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 52' 39.9" N, 78° 53' 21.42" W
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Area Code(s)716
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Fuhrmann Boulevard, Buffalo NY 14203, US
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