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South Buffalo Light (1903) - Buffalo Lighthouses (Buffalo, New York) | by cseeman
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South Buffalo Light (1903) - Buffalo Lighthouses (Buffalo, New York)

There are many lighthouses in the Buffalo, New York area and it has an even greater history. The Buffalo Light (Main Light) was built in 1833 and sits on the Coast Guard Station where the Buffalo River meets Lake Erie. There are two bottle lights (both installed in 1903) that have since been moved. The North Bottle Light was moved to the coast Guard Station and the South Bottle Light was moved to the Lighthouse in Dunkirk, New York. You can be escorted onto the Coast Guard Station to view the lighthouse - which is worth it if you have time. The white lighthouse was built in 1963 and is the current active light. This 71 foot tall light is on a breakwater in the river. The Water Intake Crib Light was established in 1908 when a light was placed atop the existing building. Only the skeleton stands from the original Horseshoe Reef Light, that was built in 1856. The South Buffalo Light built in 1903 and was very hard to see on this hot and hazy day. The wind turbines from a wind farm can be seen behind the South Buffalo Light.

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Taken on July 22, 2008