Dunkirk in Chautauqua County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Lighthouse Service
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 Mace, Crocus, Sundew and the Cherry were familiar sights in Dunkirk Harbor early in the century.
Erected by Sheridan Memorial V.F.W. Post 6390.
Location. 42° 29.623′ N, 79° 21.225′ W. Marker is in Dunkirk, New York, in Chautauqua County. Marker can be reached from Point Drive North 0.6 miles north of Lake Shore Drive West (New York State Route 5). Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Dunkirk Lighthouse and Veterans Park Museum at Point Gratiot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Point Drive North, Dunkirk NY 14048, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Dunkirk Lighthouse (a few steps from this marker); Large Anchor (a few steps from this marker); Dedicated to Corporal Cyrus W. James (within shouting distance of this marker); To All Who Served (approx. 0.9 miles away); In Honor of Those Who Served (approx. 0.9 miles away); To All That Served Honorably (approx. 0.9 miles away); Eastern Basin Shipwrecks (approx. one mile away); Birds of the Harbor (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Dunkirk.
Also see . . . Dunkirk Lighthouse & Veterans Park Museum. (Submitted on June 12, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
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