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Name: Bluff Point Light (NY)  

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Also known as: Valcour Island Light

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

Location: Valcour Island, western Lake Champlain.

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Photo: David Bostic
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Managing Organization:
Clinton County Historical Association

Telephone: 518-561-0340


Contact Address Information:
3 Cumberland Ave.
New York, 12901, United States

This lighthouse is located within Adirondack State Park. The Clinton County Historical Association has been responsible for much restoration here. The lighthouse once again became an active aid to navigation in November 2004 after being inactive since 1930. Before the relighting the active light was shown from a skeleton tower.

Tower Height: 35

Height of Focal Plane: 95

Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 4 seconds.

Description of Tower: Octagonal tower on roof of keeper's dwelling.

This light is not operational

Other Buildings?
Intergral 1.5 story limestone keeper's dwelling.

Date Established: 1874

Date Present Tower Built: 1874

Date Deactivated: 1930-2004

Optics: 1874: Fifth order Fresnel lens (removed).

Current Use: Active aid to navigation, attraction in state park.

Open To Public? Occasionally.

Call the Clinton County Historical Association at 518-561-0340 for information on boat tours aboard the replica lake ferry "Weatherwax" to Valcour Island and the lighthouse. The lighthouse is usually open on Sundays in summer, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places


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