LIGHT STATIONS REMAINING

IN THE

UNITED STATES

(594 in various states of repair)

Compiled and provided by the U.S. Lighthouse Society


 ALABAMA (3)


ALASKA (14)


CALIFORNIA (37)


CONNECTICUT (18)


DELAWARE (12)


FLORIDA (28)


GEORGIA (4)

  • Cockspur Island (tower only)
  • Little Cumberland (tower only)
  • Sapelo Island (tower only)
  • St. Simons
  • Tybee


HAWAII (7)

  • Barbers Point (tower only)
  • Cape Kumukahi
  • Diamond Head
  • Kilauea
  • Makapuu Point (tower only)
  • Molokai
  • Nawiliwili


ILLINOIS (2)

  • Chicago Breakwater
  • Grosse Point


INDIANA (1)

  • Michigan City


LOUISIANA (11)

  • New Canal (Lake Pontchartrain)
  • Pass a’ L’Outre (tower only)
  • Pass Manchas (tower only — Lake Pontchartrain)
  • Point Au Fer
  • Port Pontchartrain (tower only - Lake Pontchartrain)
  • Sabine Pass (tower only)
  • Ship Shoal
  • South Pass (tower only)
  • Southwest Pass
  • Southwest Reef (relocated)
  • Tchefuncte (tower only)


MAINE (64)

  • Bass Harbor
  • Baker Island
  • Bear Island
  • Blue Hill Bay
  • Boon Island (tower only)
  • Burnt Coat Harbor
  • Burnt Island
  • Browns Head
  • Cape Elizabeth
  • Cape Neddick
  • Cuckholds (tower only)
  • Curtis Island
  • Deer Island Thorofare/Mark Island (tower only)
  • Dice Head
  • Doubling Point
  • Eagle Island (tower and bell tower only)
  • Egg Rock
  • Fort Point
  • Franklin Island (tower only)
  • Goat Island
  • Goose Rocks
  • Great Duck Island
  • Grindle Point
  • Halfway Rock
  • Hendricks Head
  • Heron Neck
  • Indian Island
  • Isle Au Haut
  • Kennebec River Range
  • Little River
  • Libby Island
  • Lubec Channel
  • Marshall Point
  • Matinicus Rock
  • Mt. Desert Rock
  • Monhegan Island
  • Moose Peak (tower only)
  • Narraguagus (Pond) Island
  • Nash Island (tower only)
  • Owls Head
  • Pemaquid Point
  • Perkins Island
  • Petit Manan
  • Pond Island (tower only)
  • Portland Breakwater (tower only)
  • Portland Head
  • Prospect Harbor
  • Pumpkin Island
  • Ram Island
  • Ram Island Ledge
  • Rockland Breakwater
  • Saddleback Ledge (tower only)
  • Seguin Island
  • Spring Point Ledge
  • Squirrel Point
  • Tenants Harbor
  • Two Bush Island (tower only)
  • West Quoddy Head
  • Whitehead
  • Whitlock Mills
  • Winter Harbor (Mark I.)
  • Wood Island


MARYLAND (18)

  • Baltimore
  • Bloody Point Shoal
  • Cove Point
  • Craighill Channel Range
  • Drum Point (relocated)
  • Fishing Battery (very bad shape)
  • Fort Carroll (small lantern on fort, poor condition)
  • Fort Washington (bell tower only)
  • Havre de Grace (Concord Point)
  • Hooper Strait (relocated)
  • Piney Point
  • Point Lookout
  • Pooles Island (tower only)
  • Sandy Point
  • Seven-Foot Knoll (relocated)
  • Sharps Island (leaning badly)
  • Thomas Point Shoal
  • Turkey Point (tower only)


MASSACHUSETTS (50)

  • Annisquam
  • Bakers Island
  • Bass River (badly altered)
  • Bird Island (tower only)
  • Borden Flats
  • Boston
  • Brandt Point (and old structure/housing)
  • Butler Flats
  • Cape Ann (Thatcher Island)
  • Cape Cod (Highland)
  • Cape Pogue (tower only)
  • Chatham
  • Cleveland Ledge
  • Duxbury Pier
  • East Chop (tower only)
  • Eastern Point
  • (The) Graves
  • Gay Head (tower only)
  • Great Point (reconstructed tower only)
  • Edgartown (tower only)
  • Hospital Point Range
  • Hyannis
  • Long Island Head (tower only)
  • Long Point (tower only)
  • Marblehead (tower only)
  • Mayo Beach
  • Minots Ledge
  • Monomoy Island
  • Nauset Beach
  • Nauset (Three Sisters)
  • Ned Point (tower only)
  • Newburyport Harbor Range
  • Nobska Point
  • Palmer Island (tower only)
  • Plum Island
  • Plymouth (Gurnet)
  • Point Gammon (damaged tower only)
  • Race Point
  • Sandy Neck
  • Sankaty Head (damaged tower only)
  • Scituate
  • Stage Harbor (damaged tower)
  • Straitsmouth (tower only)
  • Tarpaulin Cove (tower only)
  • Ten Pound Island (tower only)
  • West Chop
  • Wings Neck
  • Winter Island (tower only)
  • Wood End (tower only)


MICHIGAN (90)

  • Alpena (tower only)
  • Au Sable Point
  • Beaver Island
  • Beaver Island Harbor
  • Big Bay Point
  • Big Sable Point
  • Bois Blanc
  • Charlevoix Pierhead
  • Cheboygan River Range Lights
  • Copper Harbor
  • Crisp Point (tower only)
  • DeTour Point
  • Detroit River
  • Eagle Harbor
  • Eagle River
  • Fort Gratriot
  • Fourteen Foot Shoal
  • Fourteen Mile Point
  • Frankfort North Breakwater (towers only)
  • Grand Haven Range Light (towers only)
  • Grand Island East Channel
  • Grand Island North
  • Grand Traverse
  • Granite Island
  • Grays Reef
  • Gull Rock
  • Harbor Beach (tower only)
  • Holland Harbor (Big Red)
  • Huron Rock
  • Isle Royal
  • Lake St. Clair Old Channel Range (towers only)
  • Lansing Shoal
  • Little Sable (tower only)
  • Little Traverse
  • Manistee Range Lights (only tower remains)
  • Manistique
  • Manitou Island
  • Marquette Harbor
  • Martin Reef
  • McGulpin’s Point
  • Mendota (Bete Gris)
  • Menagerie Island
  • Middle Island
  • Mission Point
  • Munising Range Lights
  • Muskegon Range Lights (towers only)
  • North Manitou Shoal
  • Old Mackinac Point
  • Ontonagon
  • Passage Island
  • Peninsula Point (tower only)
  • Poe Reef
  • Point Au Batques
  • Point Betsie
  • Point Iroquois
  • Port Austin Reef
  • Port Sanilac
  • Portage Lake Lower Entrance Range
  • Portage River
  • Poverty Island
  • Presque Isle (new and old)
  • Presque Isle Range Lights
  • Rock Harbor
  • Rock of Ages
  • Round Island (Mackinac Island)
  • Round Island (Mud Lake)
  • Saginaw River Range Lights
  • Sand Point (Green Bay)
  • Sand Point (Lake Superior)
  • Sands Hills
  • Seul Choix Point
  • Skillagalee (Ile Aux Galets - tower only)
  • South Fox Island
  • South Manitou Island
  • Spectacle Reef
  • Squaw Island
  • Squaw Point
  • St. Helena
  • St. Joseph
  • St. Martin Island
  • Stannard Rock
  • Sturgeon Point
  • Tawas
  • Thirty Mile Point
  • Thunder Bay Island
  • Waugoshance
  • Whitefish Point
  • White River
  • White Shoal


MINNESOTA (7)

  • Duluth North Pier
  • Duluth Range Lights
  • Grand Marais
  • Minnesota Point (hull of tower only)
  • Split Rock
  • Superior Pierhead Range
  • Twin Harbors


MISSISSIPPI (3)

  • Biloxi (tower only)
  • Chandeleur Island (tower only)
  • Ship Island (tower only)


NEW HAMPSHIRE (3)

  • Portsmouth Harbor
  • Isle of Shoals (White Island)
  • Whaleback


NEW JERSEY (13)

  • Absecon (tower only)
  • Barnegat (tower only)
  • Brandywine Shoal
  • Cape May
  • Eastern Point (Maurice River)
  • Great Beds
  • Hereford Inlet
  • Miah Maull Shoal
  • Naves ink
  • Sandy Hook
  • Seagirt
  • Ship John Shoal
  • Tinicum Rear Range Light


NEW YORK (65)

  • Barcelona (Lake Erie — lantern missing)
  • Barber Poilt (Lake Champlain)
  • Bluff Pmint (Lake Champlain)
  • Braddmck Point (Lake Ontario - lantern missing)
  • Buffalo (Lake Erie - tower only)
  • Buffalo South Breakwater (Lake Erie)
  • Charlotte—Genesee (Lake Ontario)
  • Cedar Island
  • Cold Spring Harbor (relocated)
  • Coney Island
  • Conover-Chapel Hill Range
  • Cross Over Island (St. Lawrence River)
  • Crown Pmint (Lake Champlain - tower only)
  • Cumberland Head (Lake Champlain)
  • Dumpling Island
  • Dunkirk (Lake Erie)
  • Eatons Neci
  • Elm Tree - New Dorp Range
  • Esopus Meadows
  • Execution Rocks
  • Fire Island
  • Fort Niagara
  • Fort Wadsworth (lantern on fort, dwelling removed)
  • Galloo Island (Lake Ontario)
  • Great Beds
  • Horse Island (Lake Ontario)
  • Horseshoe Reef (badly deteriorated)
  • Horton Point
  • Hudson — Athens
  • Little Gull Island
  • Lloyd Harbor
  • Montauk Point
  • North Brother Island (tower portion of house/tower missing, abandoned)
  • North Dumpling Island
  • Ogdensburg (Lake Ontario)
  • Old Field Point
  • Old Orchard Shoal
  • Oswego Breakwater (Lake Ontario)
  • Plum Island
  • Point Aux Roches (Lake Champlain)
  • Point Orient
  • Princess Bay (lantern missing)
  • Race Rock
  • Robbins Reef
  • Rock Island (St. Lawrence River)
  • Romer Shoal
  • Rondout Creek II
  • Salmon River (Selkirk - Lake Ontario))
  • Sands Point
  • Saugerties
  • Sister Island (St. Lawrence River)
  • Split Rock (Lake Champlain)
  • Sodus (Lake Ontario)
  • Staten Island (tower only)
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Stepping stones
  • Stony Point (Hudson River)
  • Stony Point (Lake Ontario)
  • Stratford Shoal
  • Sunken Rock (St. Lawrence River)
  • Tarrytown
  • Thirty Mile Point (Lake Ontario)
  • Throgs Neck (Dwelling only)
  • Tibbets Point (Lake Ontario)
  • West Bank


NORTH CAROLINA (9)

  • Bald Head (tower only)
  • Bodie Island
  • Cape Hatteras
  • Cape Lookout
  • Currituck Beach
  • Oak Island
  • Ocracoke
  • Prices Creek (only tower sans lantern remain)
  • Roanoke River (relocated)


OHIO (11)

  • Ashtabula
  • Cleveland West Breakwater
  • Conneaut
  • Fairport
  • Grand River
  • Lorain
  • Marblehead
  • South Bass Island
  • Toledo Harbor
  • Turtle Island (mostly gone)
  • West Sister (tower only)


OREGON (9)

  • Cape Arago (tower only)
  • Cape Blanco (tower only)
  • Cape Meares (tower only)
  • Coquille River (tower only)
  • Heceta Head
  • Tillamook Rock
  • Umpqua River
  • Yaquina Bay
  • Yaquina Head (tower only)


PENNSYLVANIA (2)

  • Erie (land)
  • Erie Presque Isle


PUERTO RICO (16)

  • Arecibo
  • Cabras Island
  • Cape Rojo
  • Cape San Juan
  • Cardona Island
  • Culbrita
  • Guanica
  • Mona Island
  • Muertos Island
  • Point Borinquen
  • Point Figuras
  • Point Jiguero
  • Point Mulas (badly damaged)
  • Point Tuna
  • Port Ferro
  • Port San Juan


RHODE ISLAND (21)

  • Beavertail
  • Block Island North
  • Block Island SE
  • Bristol Ferry (faux lantern)
  • Castle Hill (tower only)
  • Conanicut Island (no lantern)
  • Conimicut
  • Dutch Island (tower only)
  • Goat Island (Newport Harbor - tower only)
  • Hog Island Shoal
  • Ida Lewis Rock (badly reconfigured, yacht club)
  • Nayatt Point
  • Plum Beach
  • Point Judith
  • Pomham Rocks
  • Popular Point
  • Prudence Island (tower only)
  • Rose Island
  • Sakonnet
  • Warwick
  • Watch Hill


SOUTH CAROLINA (7)

  • Cape Romain (two towers)
  • Georgetown
  • Haig Point Rear Range
  • Hilton Head (on golf course)
  • Hunting Island (tower only)
  • Little Cumberland
  • Morris Island (tower only)


TEXAS (8)

  • Aransas Pass
  • Bolivar Point
  • Brazos River
  • Galveston Jetty (lantern missing)
  • Half Moon Reef (relocated)
  • Matagorda
  • Point Isabel (tower only)
  • Sabine Bank


VERMONT (5)

  • Colchester Reef
  • Isle La Motte
  • Juniper Island
  • Lake Magogg
  • Windmill Point


VIRGINIA (9)

  • Assateague (tower only)
  • Cape Charles (tower only)
  • Cape Henry (old — tower only and new)
  • Jones Point
  • New Point Comfort (tower only)
  • Newport News Middle Ground
  • Old Point Comfort
  • Thimble Shoal
  • Wolf Trapp


WASHINGTON (21)

  • Admiralty Island (fake lantern)
  • Alki Point
  • Browns Point
  • Burrows Island
  • Cape Disappointment (tower only)
  • Cape Flattery
  • Destruction Island
  • Ediz Hook
  • Grays Harbor (tower only)
  • Lime Kiln
  • Marrowstone Point
  • Mukilteo
  • New Dungeness
  • North Head
  • Patos Island (tower only)
  • Point No Point (tower only)
  • Point Robinson
  • Point Wilson
  • Slip Point (no tower)
  • Turn Point
  • West Point


WISCONSIN (29)

  • Algoma
  • Bailey’s Harbor
  • Bailey’s Harbor Range
  • Cana Island
  • Chambers Island
  • Devils Island
  • Eagle Bluff
  • Kenosha
  • Kewaunee Pierhead
  • La Pointe
  • Long Tail Point (hull of tower only)
  • Manitowoc Breakwater
  • Michigan Island
  • Milwaukee Breakwater
  • Milwaukee North Point
  • Minneapolis Shoal
  • Outer Island
  • Pilot Island (Port des Mort)
  • Plum Island
  • Port Washington Breakwater
  • Pottawatomie
  • Racine Reef
  • Raspberry Island
  • Sand Island
  • Sheboygan Breakwater
  • Sherwood Point
  • Sturgeon Bay Canal Range
  • Two Rivers Point (Rawley Point)
  • Wind Point

 Basis for selecting the number of light stations remaining in the U.S.

The listing of light stations was based on stations as opposed to towers. Some towers were never part of a manned station. The list includes any one time manned station of which some structure remains. In a few cases the "classical" tower has been removed, but the dwelling, fog signal house or some other combination of structures remain.

* In the case of a set of range lights the site is considered one station.

* Where two towers remain either as a two tower station (Bakers Island, Cape Ann) or the original and new tower still remain (Cape Romain, Cape Henry) the site is counted as one station.

* However, if the "new" tower is located a considerable distance (Point Loma) then we counted those as separate sites or stations.

* Where the ‘house’ structure of a caisson or screw-pile type structures has been removed the site is not counted.

* Non-federal lighthouses (private aids to navigation) were not counted, nor special towers like the William Livingston Memorial tower in Lake Erie as it was never a manned station.

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