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Olcott Harbor Lighthouse

The Olcott Harbor Lighthouse was erected in 1873 at the mouth of Lake Ontarion and 18-Mile Creek (named for being eighteen miles from the Niagara River at Lake Ontario).


5867 Ontario St
Olcott, NY 14028
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The Olcott Harbor Lighthouse was erected in 1873 at the mouth of Lake Ontarion and 18-Mile Creek (named for being eighteen miles from the Niagara River at Lake Ontario). While it was originally listed as being a fourth-order lighthouse, when completed, it was outfitted with a smaller sixth-order lens.
 

When the light was no longer needed in the 1930s, the lighthouse was moved to a local yacht club, where it resided until the early 1960s when it was dismantled. Without original blueprints or plans, the group, the Olcott Lighthouse Society built the 27-foot tall replica lighthouse in 2003 using old photographs developed a construction plan.
 

Owned by the Town of Olcott, the tower is open in season.


Photos courtesy of Bryan Penberthy.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Olcott, NY

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