Sunday, August 3, 2014

National Lighthouse Day- August 7, 2014

Well, if you live in New York State chances are you are not too far from any body of water. That could be the Finger Lakes, lakes in the Adirondack Mountains, the Hudson River, Lake Champlain, Mohawk River, Erie Canal, Niagara Falls and the Niagara River, Susquehanna River, Oswego River, Lake George, Oneida Lake, the Chemung River,  Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, and the St. Lawrence River that flows from Lake Ontario to the Atlantic Ocean.

With this Thursday, August 7, 2014, being National Lighthouse Day, I thought I'd share with you some of our photos of Lighthouses on Lake Ontario.

The lighthouses pictured in this blogpost are some of the lighthouses on Lake Ontario in New York State. For additional information on each lighthouse click on the link following the photo.

Old Fort Niagara Lighthouse, Youngstown, N.Y.

Old Fort Niagara Lighthouse

Olcott Lighthouse (Replica), Olcott, N.Y.

Olcott Lighthouse

Oswego West Pierhead Lighthouse, Oswego, N.Y.

Oswego West Pierhead Lighthouse

Oswego West Pierhead Lighthouse, Oswego, N.Y. (winter)

Selkirk Lighthouse, Port Ontario (Pulaski), N.Y. (Privately owned)
Selkirk Lighthouse

Selkirk Lighthouse (winter), Port Ontario (Pulaski), N.Y. 

Stony Point Lighthouse, Henderson, N.Y. (Privately owned)

Stony Point Lighthouse. A few years ago, friends of ours from Mexico, N.Y., Richard and Jean Leonard, owned this lighthouse. We had the opportunity to visit them in the lighthouse and toured their beautiful house, grounds, and lighthouse tower. They loved sharing their beautiful lighthouse with family and friends.

Tibbetts Point Lighthouse, Cape Vincent, N.Y.

Tibbetts Point Lighthouse "The only original Fresnel lens operating on Lake Ontario"

Another view of Tibbetts Point Lighthouse

Some lake freighters photographed on the St Lawrence River.

Lighthouse Memorial, Clayton, N.Y. 

This lighthouse was built by the local American Legion post as a memorial for local veterans of all wars. Located adjacent to the town docks on Riverside Drive at John Street in downtown Clayton, Owner/site manager: Town of Clayton.

Sunken Rock Lighthouse, off of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. (photo taken from Boldt Castle)
Sunken Rock Lighthouse

Additional Information:
Lighthouses of the U.S.: Upstate New York

Great Lakes Seaway Trail - Lighthouses

"To love beauty is to see light."
~Victor Hugo

Hope you enjoyed your tour of some of the lighthouses on Lake Ontario! 

Thanks for stopping by; 
feel free to leave a comment.


  1. Ty for sharing these,as I truly love the lighthouses on are lake!!! :-)

    1. Thank you for your comment, Cheryl. They truly are beautiful and each with such a rich history.

  2. It has been a long time since I visited any of the lighthouses in will be something to add to the list...last lighthouse I visited was in Cape Cod...we were part fo a group who climbed it to watch the sunset...fabulous pictures Sue!

    1. A nice day trip for you up to the St. Lawrence and you could visit Tibbetts Point Lighthouse in Cape Vincent, the little memorial one Clayton, and Alexandria Bay. They have some beautiful views of the 'River' there, too, and you might see some ships passing by as well. Thanks for commenting, Donna.

  3. I like how you got all the lighthouses together in one place. It is good for those traveling in these places. Very nice photos too, Sue. I really like the one privately owned. Stoney Point is so picturesque.

    1. Thanks, Donna. There were a few more lighthouses that we wanted to photograph for this blog post, but when I saw that Aug 7 is National Lighthouse Day, I decided to go with the photos of the ones we currently have. Yes, the Stony Point Lighthouse is so beautiful. And the interior of the home is just as unique. So much character and history in these old lighthouses. I wish more of them were open to the public,

  4. lovely lighthouse photos ... there is something about a lighthouse that makes you want to take photos of it ... I'm sure they all would have interesting stories to tell if they could
    Thanks for letting me know about the problem with my email sign up, think I've got it all sorted out now.

    1. Thanks, Linda. The lighthouses each are unique in their own style and structure, and all so beautiful. And so nice to photograph especially if you can get a view of the water in with it as well.
      Glad you got your email link fixed. I know that can be frustrating at times when you think things are working ok, but then find out later they are not. Thanks for commenting.