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The Fourth Buffalo Light (1961)

The 1961 Buffalo Light


Last of the four main lights, and the current one, the 1961 Buffalo Lighthouse is a white steel column topped with a flashing green light. It is the only main Buffalo Light that never had a keeper, being totally automated from the start.



Easily visible from Lighthouse Point near the 1833 lighthouse, the 1961 tower is serviced occasionally by ship, as seen in this winter picture with the formerly Buffalo-based Coast Guard Cutter Ojibwa. It is located on the Western Breakwater, the breakwater that is the farthest out in Lake Erie. It marks the North Entrance to Buffalo Harbor

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