New York Lighthouses

List of lighthouses in the state of New York as identified by the United States Coast Guard.
Whether warning of danger or marking safe passage into a harbor, lighthouses stand as beacons of safety and security. Perhaps it is because of this and the imagery of light that lighthouses seem to appeal to the spiritual side of people, symbolizing He who is “the Light that shineth in darkness” and reminding us that we are also to let our “lights so shine.”
Name Image Location Year first lit Focal Height
Ambrose Light Ambrose Lighthouse Lower New York Bay 1967 (First)
1999 (Last)
076 76 ft (23 m)
Barber's Point Light No Image Westport
(Lake Champlain)
1873 036 36 ft (11 m)
Barcelona Light Barcelona Lighthouse - Historical Westfield 1829 040 40 ft (12 m)
Blackwell Island Light New York City
(Roosevelt Island)
1872 050 50 ft (15 m)
Bluff Point Light Valcour Island
(Lake Champlain)
1874 095 95 ft (29 m)
Braddock Point Light Braddock Bay 1896 055 55 ft (17 m)
Buffalo Main Light Buffalo
(Buffalo River)
1833 060 60 ft (18 m)
Buffalo Harbor North Entrance Light No Image Buffalo 1903 Unk
Buffalo Harbor South Entrance Light Buffalo 1903 Unk
Buffalo North breakwater East end Light No Image Buffalo 1903 029 29 ft (8.8 m)
Buffalo North Breakwater South End Light Buffalo 1903 Unk
Cape Vincent Breakwater Lighthouse Cape Vincent 1904 025 25 ft (7.6 m)
Cedar Island Light East Hampton
(Cedar Point County Park)
1839 (Former)
1868 (Current)
057 57 ft (17 m)
Charlotte–Genesee Lighthouse Rochester 1822 Unk
Cold Spring Harbor Light Cold Spring Harbor 1890 (Former)
1965 (Current)
Unk
Coney Island Light New York City
(Brooklyn)
1890 (Former)
1920 (Current)
075 75 ft (23 m)
Coxsackie Light Coxsackie, New York
(Hudson River)
1830 (Former)
1868 (Current)
Unk
Crossover Island Light Saint Lawrence River
(Border light)
1848 (Former)
1882 (Current)
Unk
Crown Point Light No Image Crown Point
(Lake Champlain)
1858 Unk
Cumberland Head Light Cumberland Head
(Lake Champlain)
1838 (Former)
1868 (Current)
Unk
Dunkirk Light Dunkirk 1826 (Former)
1875 (Current)
082 82 ft (25 m)
East Charity Shoal Light Lake Ontario
(Border light)
1877
(Moved to NY in 1935)
052 52 ft (16 m)
Eatons Neck Light Eatons Neck 1799 126 126 ft (38 m)
Elm Tree Beacon Light New York City
(Staten Island)
1856 (Former)
1939 (Current)
062 62 ft (19 m)
(Original)
Esopus Meadows Light Esopus
(Hudson River)
1839 (Former)
1872 (Current)
052 52 ft (16 m)
Execution Rocks Light Long Island Sound 1850 062 62 ft (19 m)
Fire Island Light Fire Island
(Long Island)
1826 (Former)
1858 (Current)
168 168 ft (51 m)
Fort Niagara Light Porter
(Fort Niagara State Park)
1782 (Former)
1872 (Current)
091 91 ft (28 m)
Fort Tompkins Light New York City
(Staten Island)
1828
(The last L.H.
was built in 1873)
Unk
Fort Wadsworth Light New York City
(Staten Island)
1903 075 75 ft (23 m)
Frenchman Island Light Oneida Lake 1918 Unk
Galloo Island Light Hounsfield
(Galloo Island)
1820 (Former)
1867 (Current)
058 58 ft (18 m)
Horse Island Light Hounsfield
(Sackets Harbor)
1831 (Former)
1870 (Current)
Unk
Horton Point Light Southold 1857 103 103 ft (31 m)
Hudson–Athens light Hudson River 1874 046 46 ft (14 m)
Huntington Harbor Light Huntington 1857 (Former)
1912 (Current)
041 41 ft (12 m)
Latimer Reef Light Southold
(Fishers Island)
1884 055 55 ft (17 m)
Little Gull Island Light Long Island Sound
(Little Gull Island)
1806 (Former)
1869 (Current)
091 91 ft (28 m)
Little Red Lighthouse
Jeffrey's Hook Light
New York City
(Manhattan)
1889 (Former)
1921 (Current)
Unk
Montauk Point Light Montauk 1797 168 168 ft (51 m)
New Dorp Light New York City
(Staten Island)
1856 190 190 ft (58 m)
North Brother Island Light New York City
The Bronx
1869 050 50 ft (15 m)
North Dumpling Light Long Island Sound
(Near Fishers Island)
1849 060 60 ft (18 m)
Oak Orchard Light Oak Orchard Creek 1871 Unk
Ogdensburg Harbor Light Ogdensburg 1834 (Former)
1900 (Current)
Unk
Olcott Light Olcott 1873 Unk
Old Field Point Light Old Field 1823 (Former)
1869 (Current)
074 74 ft (23 m)
Old Orchard Shoal Light Lower New York Bay 1893 051 51 ft (16 m)
Orient Long Beach Bar Light Orient 1871 058 58 ft (18 m)
Orient Point Light Orient 1899 064 64 ft (20 m)
Oswego Harbor West Pierhead Light Oswego 1934
(Current)
057 57 ft (17 m)
Plum Island Light Southold
(Plum Island)
1827 (Former)
1870 (Current)
050 50 ft (15 m)
Point Aux Roches Light Champlain
(Lake Champlain)
1859 059 59 ft (18 m)
Prince's Bay Light New York City
(Staten Island)
1828 (Former)
1864 (Current)
Unk
Race Rock Light Long Island Sound
(Near Fishers Island)
1879 067 67 ft (20 m)
Rock Island Light Saint Lawrence River 1848 (Former)
1882 (Current)
050 50 ft (15 m)
Rondout Light Kingston 1838 (Former)
1915 (Current)
054 54 ft (16 m)
Sands Point Light No Image North Hempstead 1809 065 65 ft (20 m)
Saugerties Light Saugerties 1835 (Former)
1867 (Current)
042 42 ft (13 m)
Selkirk Light Pulaski 1838 050 50 ft (15 m)
Shinnecock Light Southampton
(Shinnecock Bay)
1858 168 168 ft (51 m)
Sodus Outer Light Sodus 1858 (Former)
1938 (Current)
051 51 ft (16 m)
Sodus Point Light Sodus
(Sodus Point)
1825 (Former)
1871 (Current)
070 70 ft (21 m)
South Buffalo North Side Light Dunkirk 1903 Unk
Staten Island Light New York City
(Staten Island)
1912 231 231 ft (70 m)
Statue of Liberty New York City
(Liberty Island)
1886 305 305 ft (93 m)
Stepping Stones Light Long Island Sound 1877 046 46 ft (14 m)
Stony Point (Henderson) Light Henderson 1839 (Former)
1869 (Current)
058 58 ft (18 m)
Stony Point Light Stony Point 1826 058 58 ft (18 m)
Stuyvesant Light Stuyvesant 1829 (Former)
1868 (Current)
042 42 ft (13 m)
Sunken Rock Light Saint Lawrence River
(Bush Island)
1847 (Former)
1882 (Current)
Unk
Tarrytown Light Sleepy Hollow 1883 056 56 ft (17 m)
Thirty Mile Point Light Somerset 1876 071 71 ft (22 m)
Throgs Neck Light New York City
The Bronx
1826
(The last L.H.
was built in 1906)
Unk
Tibbetts Point Light Cape Vincent 1827 (Former)
1854 (Current)
069 69 ft (21 m)
West Point Light West Point 1853 040 40 ft (12 m)
West Bank Light Lower New York Bay 1901 069 69 ft (21 m)
Whitestone Point Light New York City
Queens
1889 056 56 ft (17 m)

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Jeremy D'Entremont is First Vice President and Historian of the American Lighthouse Foundation, as well as co-chairman of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse. He is considered one of the finest writers and speakers/guides on the history and lore of lighthouses, especially of New England lighthouses. He is the author of several lighthouse books, including the regional bestseller, The Lighthouse Handbook: New England (Cider Mill Press 2008), as well as the producer of several lighthouse projects such as a lighthouse video and lighthouse CD ROM. He provides the historical information for the Lighthouse Depot web site and he is a writer for Lighthouse Digest Magazine. He is also on the board of the American Lighthouse Foundation, a non profit group dedicated to saving lighthouses and their history. He is also the author of Cider Mills Press's The Lighthouse Handbook. New England: The Original Lighthouse Field Guide.