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Sodus Point postcard face - click to enlarge

Sodus Point postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Sodus Point

State: NY(GL)
Year established: 1825
Latitude: 43 deg 16 min 25 sec N
Longitude: 76 deg 59 min 11 sec W
Height above sea level: 70 feet

Original construction:
rough split-stone tower and dwelling

1871: current 45-foot limestone tower

Inactive; replaced by a nearby pier light in 1901

owned by the town of Sodus, and leased to the Sodus Bay Historical Society

More information:
Roberts, Bruce and Jones, Ray, Great Lakes Lighthouses Ontario, Erie, Huron, Michigan, and Superior, (Old Saybrook, CT: The Globe Pequot Press, 1994) pp. 23-24
Berger, Todd R., Lighthouses of the Great Lakes, (Stillwater, MN: Voyageur Press, 2002), p. 146