Thirty Mile Point Light
By Dave Wobser

Thirty Mile Point is named for a point and sandbar that reach out into Lake Ontario and are located 30 miles east of the mouth of the Niagara River.

The light station was built on Golden Hill in 1875 and served until 1959 when it was deactivated, and the original Third Order Fresnel lens was removed.

The tower and attached 2-story keepers dwelling are constructed of limestone blocks. Other buildings on the site include a round steel oil storage house. The whole site has been well maintained and restored.

Inside the keepers dwelling a second floor 3-bedroom apartment, with a private entrance is available to rent for up to 6 persons. The three bedrooms include queen size beds, and there is a full bath, living room and completely equipped kitchen. For more information call 800-456-2267.

The State of New York maintains a wonderful scenic by-way called the Seaway Trail. Along this roadway are many lighthouses, all described in a pamphlet called Seaway Trail Lighthouses, which is available from Seaway Trail, Inc., Madison Barracks, 109 Barracks Drive, Sackets Harbor, NY 13685.


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Photograph by Dick Wicklund

2009 photos by Dave Wobser




Location: Golden Hill State (NY) Park
9691 Lower Lake Road
Barker, NY 14012
Date Built: 1875
Active: No

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