The Lighthouse Service

The Lighthouse Service (HM1LI4)

Location: Buffalo, NY 14203 Erie County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 52.655', W 78° 53.149'

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Established in 1789, the U.S. Lighthouse Service maintained lighthouses and a district headquarters in Buffalo until it was absorbed by the Coast Guard in 1939.
Tenth District, long under the command of District Lighthouse Superintendent Roscoe House, ran a depot and lens-repair shop in Buffalo, serving Lake Erie and Lake Ontario lighthouses. The District also tested diaphone foghorns at the Buffalo station, and one of the first radiobeacons on the Great Lakes was installed at the Buffalo Breakwater Light Station in 1925 and also at the Dunkirk Lighthouse Station in 1929. Service work was continued by the Coast Guard, and in the 1950s the Buffalo base was the agency's foghorn repair center.
The Lighthouse Service tenders Crocus and Sundew were familiar sights in Buffalo Harbor early in the century, and the district later also maintained a series of Buffalo lightships about 13 miles off Buffalo Harbor until construction of the Point Abino light by Canada in 1917.
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HM NumberHM1LI4
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Placed ByBuffalo Lighthouse Association
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Date Added Saturday, July 4th, 2015 at 6:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 672668 N 4749388
Decimal Degrees42.87758333, -78.88581667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 52.655', W 78° 53.149'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 52' 39.3" N, 78° 53' 8.94" W
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Area Code(s)716
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Coast Guard Station S Rd, Buffalo NY 14203, US
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