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Buffalo Harbor South Entrance Light (South Buffalo South Side Light)
Buffalo, New York

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Date Established: 1903
Date Present Tower Built: 1903
Date Automated: 1935
Height of Focal Plane: 36 ft.


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Open to Public?: Grounds open, tower closed

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The Buffalo South Entrance South Side lighthouse was built just after the beginning of the 20th century, a light first exhibited in 1903. The tower was important for ships delivering raw materials to the Lackawana Steel plant located near the lighthouse. The lighthouse is a unique design with a cylindrical brown base, a conical white middle section, and a cylindrical lantern room.

The lighthouse is a challenge to photograph unless done from the water. The photographs shown on this page was shot at a focal length of 900 mm from a marina off of Furman Blvd. You can see the diamand pattern in the lantern room photos on the cropped image.

Submitted by: lighthousephoto Date posted: Wed Dec 3, 2008 Views: 2072