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Name: East Charity Shoal Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Cape Vincent, New York, United States

Location: Lake Ontario, near entrance to St. Lawrence River.

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Managing Organization:
U.S. Coast Guard

This lighthouse was built in 1877 and was originally in Vermilion, Ohio. It was removed after an ice storm in 1929, and was moved to its present location in 1935 after some modification.

Height of Focal Plane: 52

Description of Tower: Octagonal cast iron tower, on concrete and cast iron caisson.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1935

Date Present Tower Built: 1877

Tower Moved?

Optics: 1935: Fifth order Fresnel lens; 1992: modern optic.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

Accessible by boat only.

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