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Shelburne in Chittenden County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Lighthouse

1871 • Colchester Point, Lake Champlain, Vermont

 

—Moved to Museum: 1952 —

 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 8, 2017
1. Lighthouse Marker
Inscription.

The Lighthouse was located a mile off Colchester Point in Lake Champlain, marking the location of three reefs: Colchester Reef, Colchester Shoals, and Hogback Reef. The building was designed in 1869 by Albert Dow, a Burlington, Vermont, resident, who submitted his plan in a contest organized by the United States Lighthouse Service. A series of eleven keepers and their families lived and worked in the lighthouse until 1933, when the beacon light was automated, eliminating the need for resident keepers.

The second floor exhibits lighthouse history, ship models, and a whimsical look at the legend of Champ, the Lake Champlain Sea Monster.

Rest and recharge at the Lighthouse Lounge on the first floor of the building.
 
Erected by the Shelburne Museum.
 
Location. 44° 22.509′ N, 73° 13.891′ W. Marker is in Shelburne, Vermont, in Chittenden County. Touch for map. Marker and building are on the Shelburne Museum grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6000 Shelburne Road (US Hwy 7), Shelburne VT 05482, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Preservation of the Colchester Reef Lighthouse (a few steps from this marker); Colchester Reef Lighthouse Relocation

Lighthouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 8, 2017
2. Lighthouse and Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Diamond Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Ticonderoga (within shouting distance of this marker); Ticonderoga (within shouting distance of this marker); Electra Havemeyer Webb Memorial Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Owl Cottage Activity Center (about 300 feet away); Pleissner Gallery (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shelburne.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Colchester Reef Light, Shelburne, Vermont. (Submitted on October 31, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Colchester Reef Lighthouse. (Submitted on October 31, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Shelburne Museum Story. (Submitted on October 31, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Colchester Point Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 8, 2017
3. Colchester Point Lighthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 31, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 31, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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