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Name: Dunkirk Pierhead Light  

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Also known as: Dunkirk Pierhead Light

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

Location: End of west pier in Dunkirk, Lake Erie.

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Photo: Nancy J. Rau
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Managing Organization:
U.S. Coast Guard

The 1939 skeletal tower was relocated to the Dunkirk Lighthouse and Veterans Park Museum.

Height of Focal Plane: 36

Characteristic and Range: Red flash every 6 seconds.

Description of Tower: White cylindrical tower with red horizontal band.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1828: Octagonal wooden tower. 1895: Square pyramidal tower; 1939: Square, pyramidal steel skeletal tower, 65 feet tall.

Date Established: 1828

Date Present Tower Built: 1992

Optics: 1857: 6th order Fresnel lens.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

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