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Buffalo (Main) postcard face - click to enlarge

Buffalo (Main) postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Buffalo (Main)

State: NY(GL)
Year established: 1818
Latitude: 42 deg 52 min 40 sec N
Longitude: 78 deg 53 min 21 sec W
Height above sea level: 61 feet

Original construction:
30-foot conical stone tower; demolished probably in 1840s

Rebuilds:
1833: current buff-colored, octagonal limestone tower

Status:
deactivated in 1914

Notes:
the historic light was restored in 1985; known locally as "Chinaman's Light"; leased to Buffalo Lighthouse Association, Inc.; on Coast Guard base.

More information:

http://www.cr.nps.gov/maritime/light/buffalo.htm
http://www.lighthouseclothing.com/database/uniquelighthouse.cfm?value=376
Roberts, Bruce and Jones, Ray, Great Lakes Lighthouses Ontario, Erie, Huron, Michigan, and Superior, (Old Saybrook, CT: The Globe Pequot Press, 1994) pp. 40-41
Berger, Todd R., Lighthouses of the Great Lakes, (Stillwater, MN: Voyageur Press, 2002), p. 145

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