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Name: Cayuga Inlet Light   

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Nearest Town or City:
Ithaca, New York, United States

Location: Southern end of Cayuga Lake, Erie Canal System.

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Photo: John Kulpa

Managing Organization:
New York State Canal System

Telephone: 518-471-5016


This tower was moved from the west bank to the east bank of the creek in 1927.

Tower Height: 25

Height of Focal Plane: 28

Description of Tower: Wooden tower sheathed in steel.

This light is operational

Date Present Tower Built: 1917

Tower Moved?

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

This lighthouse was formerly accessible for land, but is no longer. Bill Edwards reports in April 2005: A section of breakwall at the shore is now gone.  The rest of the wall is still there -- don't know if this was done on purpose or by Mother Nature.  But you can no longer walk out directly to the light from land.  It wasn't very safe to do in the first place. There are still various places nearby to view it from.

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