30-Mile Point Lighthouse - Barker, NY
N 43° 22.490 W 078° 29.167
17T E 703656 N 4805510
Quick Description: The stamp will be in the lighthouse when it's open, otherwise it will be at the Golden Hill State Park office.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 9/4/2011 4:15:57 PM
Waymark Code: WMCGB5
The lighthouse is now available for rent and is open all year round. I hear there is a one-year waiting list for some dates. At the moment it is by the week in the summer, and the rest of the year it can be for 2 or more nights.
30-Mile point is so called, as it is 30 miles from where the Niagara River meets Lake Ontario.
Built in 1875 to warn of a rocky shoal and shifting sandbar in Lake Ontario. There is evidence of 5 major shipwrecks....if you like to scuba! One is the British naval vessel, The Ontario, which sank on Halloween night, 1780 with a loss of 75 men and $15,000 payroll.
The lighthouse is more then 60 feet high and was constructed of cut stone shipped by schooner from Chaumont Bay.
9691 Lower Lake Rd
Barker, NY, USA
Lighthouse Website: [Web Link]
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