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Tibbetts Point postcard face - click to enlarge

Tibbetts Point postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Tibbetts Point

State: NY(GL)
Year established: 1827
Latitude: 44 deg 6 min 6 sec N
Longitude: 76 deg 22 min 13 sec W
Height above sea level: 69 feet

Original construction:
59-foot stone tower

1854: current 59-foot conical white stucco/brick tower
1896 steam powered fog signal began operation

automated in 1981; active aid to navigation

Light characteristic:
occluded white 10 second period (>5 seconds white, <5 seconds dark) visible for 16 nautical miles

Town of Tibbetts Point leases Keeper's house to American Youth Hostel; tower and museum, to Tibbetts Point Lighthouse 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. 17-18
Berger, Todd R., Lighthouses of the Great Lakes, (Stillwater, MN: Voyageur Press, 2002), p. 147