National Museum of American History, Behring Center

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Coxsackie postcard face - click to enlarge

Coxsackie postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Historical chart


State: NY
Year established: 1830
Latitude: 42 deg 22 min 47 sec N
Longitude: 73 deg 47 min 41 sec W

1868: 32-foot white square tower in angle of red dwelling, on stone pier

discontinued in 1940 and demolished after replacement by a steel skeleton tower

More information:
Bachand, Robert G.,Northeast Lights - Lighthouses and Lightships - Rhode Island to Cape May, NJ, (Norwalk, CT: Sea Sports Publications, 1989), pp. 350-353