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Mystery Solved


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Old image of the Grand Island Front Range ...

In last month's issue (page 23) we published some 1922 images of the Grand Island Range Front Lighthouse being floated down the Niagara River to its new home where it still stands today on the grounds of the Buffalo Launch Club.

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Our thanks go out to Bruce Rigby who was the first to identify the original location and original name of the lighthouse. Built in 1908, it was originally the Strawberry Island Lower Cut Rear Lighthouse on the Upper Niagara River, near the southern tip of Grand Island. It was part of a series of four lighthouses, the other three being named the Strawberry Island Lower Cut Front Lighthouse, the Strawberry Island Upper Cut Rear Lighthouse and the Strawberry Island Upper Cut Front Lighthouse.

If any of our readers can supply us with historical information on these lighthouses as well as actual photographs of them, it would be greatly appreciated. Please send to Editor, Lighthouse Digest, P.O. Box 250, East Machias, ME 044630 or e-mail Editor@LighthouseDigest.com.

This story appeared in the April 2008 edition of Lighthouse Digest Magazine. The print edition contains more stories than our internet edition, and each story generally contains more photographs - often many more - in the print edition. For subscription information about the print edition, click here.

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