Selkirk Light

wolftinz

Sodus, NY, United States

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Located in New York State on the east end of Lake Ontario.
Lewis Conant became Selkirk’s first keeper on activation in August, 1838
Relieved by Lucius B. Cole on July 20, 1849
Charles M. Lewis assumed command on October 6, 1854
Relieved by A. H. Weed on March 2, 1857
Operating seasonally during the shipping season, keepers were paid $350 per year for 8-9 months of duty, then returned to their normal homes in Pulaski/Richland for the winter. The lighthouse was officially de-activated in 1858, although Coast Guard records describe its apparent conversion to Lake Ontario’s second activated lifesaving station at the beginning of the annual navigation season on April 1, 1877.
Designated Historic Landmark
The Selkirk Lighthouse was dedicated as a “Designated Historic Landmark” by the Oswego Heritage Foundation in November, 1976, and elected to the National Register of Historic Places in March, 1979.
Official Re-activation
August 6, 1989 the lighthouse officially activated a Coast Guard approved photocell-actuated lamp with automated bulb-changer and are back on the NOAA charts as a Class II navigation aid.

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