PORT MEDWAY LIGHTHOUSE

Photo - © Kathy Brown
Port Medway Lighthouse, 2003
Medway Area Communities Association, recipient, Craig Harding Award for Lighthouse Preservation, 2003.


Location


PORT MEDWAY (BREAKWATER) - Light Details

  • Light Type: Breakwater Light
  • Location: In Lighthouse Park, Port Medway. Moved from its original location on fish company breakwater.
  • Standing: This light is still standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Date Automated: Automated by 1967
  • Decommissioned: This light has been decommissioned.
  • Began: 1899
  • Year Lit: 1899
  • Structure Type: Tapered square wood tower, white, red lantern
  • Light Characteristic: Fixed Red (1941)
  • Tower Height: 033ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 031ft feet above water level.


History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1922 - 1941 - 7th order dioptric lens
  • 1962 - 1965 - it would appear a new breakwater built, and tower maybe moved
  • Discontinued in 1990, but left standing on fish company breakwater

Highlights

  • County: Queens
  • Region: South Shore
  • Body of Water: Port Medway
  • Scenic Drive: Lighthouse Route
  • Site Access: By Car
  • Characteristic: Fixed Red (1941)
  • Tower Height: 033 ft
  • Height Above Water: 031 ft
  • Latitude: 44~08~00
  • Longitude: 64~34~18
  • Off Shore: No
  • Still Standing: Yes
  • Still Operating: No

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