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Postby Grover1 » Wed Nov 30, 2005 1:04 pm


Passing along a good story of a beautiful lighthouse along the Seaway Trail of NY State ... it is a must see if the chance is before you ... from phillyburbs.com ...

http://www.phillyburbs.com/pb-dyn/news/ ... 76850.html
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Postby Grover1 » Wed Nov 30, 2005 1:07 pm


... and here's an artist's rendition ...

<img src="http://www.lftantillo.com/30%20Mile%20Point%203%20in.jpg">

(from www.lfantillo.com)
(there are plenty of images available on GOOGLE images!)
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Postby Red » Wed Nov 30, 2005 7:45 pm


I highly recommend the Seaway Trail Lighthouse trip, of the 28 different lighthouses that we saw on our trip this past summer our favorite was Thirty Mile Point. It is a beautiful structure that has been restored to mint condition, it can be climbed and completly accessed. The grounds are also fantastic, it is definately a must see.
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Postby Lighthouse Joe » Thu Dec 01, 2005 6:01 am


<IMG SRC="http://auriemmaphoto.com/lhjoes/lights/ny/30milept.jpg" WIDTH="600" HEIGHT="400">

We were there a few years ago. This lighthouse is great. It sits literally on Lake Ontario. I would recommend visiting it if you are in the area. We thought about staying there for a few nights, but I don't think they take dogs...
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Postby epona » Thu Dec 01, 2005 6:16 am


What a wonderful lighthouse. I loved the pictures of it and the article.

WOW is all I can really say.

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Postby shirin » Thu Dec 01, 2005 6:33 am


That looks like a great candidate for a 2006 trip. Thanks for the photos and article guys.
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Postby Grover1 » Fri Dec 02, 2005 5:17 am


Shirin,

It really is a wonderful trip ... and to echo Red, I would "reccomend it highly" You'll see so many lights of different architectural (?) styles the pictures will almost shoot themselves :wink:

You can actually start the trip on the Canadian side at Prescott Harbor, go a little ways up to Windmill Point, then cross back to the lower 48, restart in Ogdensburg, NY and can get as far as Presque Isle in Erie, Pa. with little or no trouble.

With a little planning you can make the range lights in both Niagara-on-the-River and Port Dalhouisse, the pairs again on the Canadian side, as well as a quick stopover at Niagara Falls.

And we have a contributing expert here who can tell you how great a city Buffalo is for lighthouses ...

For dolts like me it was a specatcular foray becasue it was so well marked ... I took a Penrose guide with me and for once the word "misdirected" didn't appear in my notes. Tim Capone's site (he contributes here from time to time) and Rudy and Alice's Lighthouse Page also supplemented my travels.

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Postby shirin » Fri Dec 02, 2005 5:26 am


Actually, I've seen many of the lights on the Seaway trail already I just missed a few here and there along the way and need to finish those on the Western end of the trail. Started at Ogdensburg 2 Easter's ago with my best friend Liz and we hit as many as possible including an over night at Selkirk. We got as far West as Sodus Point before turning to head back to CT and making sure to stop at some caverns in Upstate NY as Liz has quite a liking for that kind of thing as well. Oh yeah, there was a covered bridge in the mix as well. I wonder if I start working on her now if I could get her to come back out from Colorado to finish the trail.
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Postby mikev » Fri Dec 02, 2005 6:22 am


Anytime any of you need info on the lights at the western end of the Seaway Trail (or just need the guy with the keys to the Buffalo light) I do stand ready to help, as noted above.

FYI, there's also a visitor center in development for the western end of the trail, to complement the Seaway Trail Discovery Center in Sacketts Harbor at the eastern end. I've been dragooned into developing the maritime room for that. It's in a neat old water works building perched right along the shoreline south of Buffalo, in the town of Hamburg (bet you can't guess what major American fast-food group was invented there, despite some Wisconsin claims to the contrary).
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Postby Leah Loar-Mays » Fri Dec 02, 2005 9:26 am


Joe, wonderful photo!! Barry, I LOVE the artist's rendition that you posted. I would enjoy hanging that one on my wall!!!

Thanks for the link. :D
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Postby Red » Fri Dec 02, 2005 1:06 pm


Another must see on the Seaway Trail is Dunkirk Light Station. It has a wonderful Museum and the light itself is great. It also can be climbed and when you get to the top a third order lens awaits your viewing pleasure. You will spend at least two hours at this station there is alot to see including a large collection of lighting apparatice and also a military museum on the second floor of the Keepers house. Enjoy!
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Postby buster » Sat Dec 03, 2005 10:56 am


Thanks for the info and photos and lighthouse joe you have great web site. :)
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Postby Grover1 » Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:21 am


Sometimes it is all about the eaves and angles ...

These are some shots I took on my Seaway Trail trip ... I love the architecture here

<img src="http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/7522/30mipt16vf.jpg">

<img src="http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/9128/30mipt25ui.jpg">

<img src="http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/3288/30mipt39rx.jpg">

On loan from Gary, he lent me his whole flock ... this slab jutted into the lake to the left of the first shot ...

<img src="http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/2990/30mipt44rg.jpg">
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Postby epona » Mon Mar 13, 2006 7:07 am


Barry - thank you for bringing up this lighthouse again. One of the few times I was in that part of New York was to look at carousels.

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Postby Grover1 » Sat Sep 29, 2007 2:31 am


30 Mile Point Keepers ... from The Lockport Union-Sun & Journal ... "Since 1821"

http://www.lockportjournal.com/local/lo ... 23135.html
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