Old Fort Niagara
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Fort Niagara Quick Facts

Year Station Established: 1782

Is the Light operational? No

Year Light First Lit: 1872

Year Deactivated: 1993

Shape: Octagonal

Tower Height: 61   ft.

Original Optic: 4th Order, Fresnel

Present Optic: 4th Order, Fresnel

Existing Keepers Quarters? Yes
     Year Constructed: 1897
      Number of Stories: 2
      Architectural Style: Queen Ann
      Construction Materials: Wood



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Old Fort Niagara Lighthouse
Youngstown, NY

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Last Visited: May, 2004

History:
This is the 3rd lighthouse at Fort Niagara. Built in 1872, 50 foot, octagonal stone tower was completed on the lake shoreline just south of the fort. This new tower had 11 feet added to its height in 1900, enabling its beacon to shine out some 25 miles over Lake Ontario.

The refurbished tower included a watch room, complete with a built-in desk for the keeper. A lamp-oil shed sat at the tower's base. This new tower served lake vessels until recently.

The deactivated lighthouse is one of many exhibits in Old Fort Niagara State Park, where it watches over the park's numerous military reenactments.

Hours:
For hours of operation and admission into the park visit http://oldfortniagara.org/visit/admissions.php

Latitude/Longitude: 43.261761,-79.060488

Nearest Address: 4 Scott Ave, Youngstown, NY

Directions:
  • From Niagara Falls, NY, take the Robert Moses Parkway north for about 13 miles.
  • At that point there's be a left lane exit for Youngstown and Fort Niagara State Park. Take that exit and follow the signs for the park.
  • Once you enter the park follow the signs for OLD Fort Niagara.


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