History

RONDOUT CREEK (KINGSTON) LIGHT

State: NEW YORK
Location: KINGSTON POINT / HUDSON RIVER
Nearest City: KINGSTON
County: ULSTER
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1838

 

Existing Historic Tower:

  • Year Light First Lit: 1915
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1954
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE PIER W/WOOD PILES
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: YELLOW BRICK W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: SQUARE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 48
  • Original Optic: SIXTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1915
  • Present Optic: 250 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 52
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
  • Previous Tower(s):
    • 1. Construction Date: 1837
    • Description: WOODEN STRUCTURE
    • Fate/Disposition: DEMOLISHED
    • 2. Construction Date: 1867
    • Description: COMBINATION STONE TOWER & KEEPERS QUARTERS
    • Fate/Disposition: TORN DOWN
  • Modern Tower? NO

    Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
    • Fog Signal Type: HORN (REMOVED ) / ORIG. BELL
  • Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
    • Year Constructed: 1915
    • Number of Stories: 2.5
    • Architectural Style: EARLY 20TH CENTURY
    • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Other Structures: 2 CISTERNS IN BASEMENT

    Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/MUSEUM

    Owner/Manager: CITY OF KINGSTON, NEW YORK

    Open to the Public? YES (Go to
    Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

    Web Site:
    LINK

    National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #79001640
    Name of Listing: KINGSTON/RONDOUT 2 LIGHTHOUSE (HUDSON RIVER LIGHTHOUSE TR)
    On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

    Miscellaneous:
    EARLIER TOWER TORN DOWN IN 1950S;
    OWNERSHIP TRANSFERRED FROM USCG UNDER NHLPA IN 2002
  • Mid-Hudson Estuarine Services, Inc.
    845-336-8145
    Email:
    info@KingstonLighthouse.com

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