X Online Chat
close window


Oswego County Tourism

Salmon River (Selkirk) Light

The Salmon River Lighthouse is one of only four lighthouses in the United States to retain its original bird-cage lantern

5 Lake Road Extension
Pulaski, NY 13142
Explore Salmon River (Selkirk) Light Using Our Interactive Map
Whether it is fishing, relaxing or discovering a unique historic landmark, Salmon River Lighthouse Marina offers the chance to enjoy all three. Families, fishermen and lighthouse lovers from around the world have spent time taking in the beautiful surroundings, sunsets and beaches in this area of New York State.

Located at mouth of the Salmon River in the village of Port Ontario near Pulaski, the Salmon River (Selkirk) Lighthouse was activated in 1838, but when the canal proposal that would have linked Selkirk to several major markets was rerouted, the Salmon River Lighthouse was deactivated in 1859. However, in 1989, a solar light was installed in the lantern room and the lighthouse was reactivated. It is one of only four lighthouses in the United States to retain its original bird-cage lantern.

Today, this historic lighthouse is also one of three lighthouses along the Seaway Trail that visitors can rent for overnight stays. Spend the night or a week in the 1838 fully operational, three-bedroom Selkirk Lighthouse or in one of the marina’s three rental cottages featuring a massive span of private, soft, sandy beach right on the shore of Lake Ontario.

NOTE: While the cottages are pet-friendly, pets are not allowed in the lighthouse.


Pulaski, NY

Current Conditions


Apr 21
Apr 22
Apr 23
Apr 24
Apr 25
8am 36°36°34°47°28°
2pm 42°40°57°30°35°
8pm 45°43°58°34°46°

Dining near Pulaski BOOK YOUR STAY Things To Do near Pulaski Camping / RV near Pulaski



Sunken Rock Lighthouse
Thousand Islands
Explore Sunken Rock Lighthouse Using Our Interactive Map
Constructed in 1847, Sunken Rock Light is just offshore from Alexandria Bay in the shipping channel between Wellesley Island and the mainland.
Madison Barracks' Marina
Thousand Islands
Explore Madison Barracks' Marina Using Our Interactive Map
This Lake Ontario marina offers docking facilities that includes a 2.3 acres of sheltered water, a stone break wall, seasonal, temporary and overnight docking, restroom and shower facilities and more...
Wright's Landing Marina
Thousand Islands
Explore Wright's Landing Marina Using Our Interactive Map
Conveniently located at the intersection of the NYS canal system and Lake Ontario, this well-kept marina features 241 boat slips for both seasonal and transient boaters.
Oswego W. Pierhead Lighthouse
Thousand Islands
Explore Oswego W. Pierhead Lighthouse Using Our Interactive Map
The West Pierhead Lighthouse is the fourth lighthouse to stand watch over the mouth of the Oswego River since 1822 and is still active today.

Click here to learn more about
Thousand Islands