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Name: Cumberland Head Light  

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

Location: Cumberland Bay, Lake Champlain.

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Managing Organization:
Private owner

This lighthouse was replaced by an automatic light on a steel skeleton tower in 1934. The light was moved back to the lighthouse in March 2003. It is on the seal of the Town of Plattsburg.

Tower Height: 50

Height of Focal Plane: 75

Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 4 seconds.

Description of Tower: Conical limestone tower attached to keeper's house.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1838: Limestone tower.

Date Established: 1838

Date Present Tower Built: 1867

Date Deactivated: 1934-2003

Optics: 1838: 11 lamps and reflectors; 1852: Fourth order Fresnel lens.

Current Use: Private residence, active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

The lighthouse is not accessible to the public. It can be glimpsed from the Grand Isle Ferry.

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