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Name: Isle la Motte Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Isle la Motte, Vermont, United States

Location: Northern Lake Champlain.


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Photo: Jeremy D'Entremont
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Managing Organization:
Private owner

Notes:
This lighthouse was replaced by a light on a skeleton tower in 1933. The private owners worked with the Coast Guard to return the light to the lighthouse, and on October 5, 2002, the lighthouse was relit with a crowd of 300 looking on.

Tower Height: 25

Height of Focal Plane: 46

Description of Tower: Conical cast iron tower.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
1880 keeper's house, oil house.

Earlier Towers?
1829: Privately operated lantern; 1857: stone pyramid with lantern.

Date Established: 1829

Date Present Tower Built: 1881

Date Deactivated: 1933-2001

Optics: 1881: Sixth order Fresnel lens.

Fog Signal: Bell

Current Use: Active aid to navigation, private residence.

Open To Public? No.

Directions:
The station is not accessible to the public. It can be viewed from the shore in Chazy, New York, or by boat.

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