Bluff Point Lighthouse

Former Keeper Mary Herwerth. Courtesy of Clinton County Historical Association.

Site GPS: N44 37.367 W73 25.871

Landing GPS: N44 37.441W73 25.811

Built in 1874, the lighthouse operated for 57 years before being replaced by an automated light on a steel tower. In 2004, the lighthouse returned to service and is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. Oil powered the original light. Look for the old oil shed foundation behind the lighthouse. You can learn about the history of the lighthouse from the nearby wayside exhibit and at http://www.clintoncountyhistorical.org/bluff-point-lighthouse. Map below by Kevin Kelley:

Special thanks to Dr. Otto Raboff for granting a conservation easement to the Clinton County Historical Association (CCHA) for the lighthouse, ensuring that the property and its history be preserved for future generations. For more in-depth information about the lighthouse, watch short videos on the Hometown Cable Video Gallery website www.hometowncablenet­work.com.

The Story of Lake Champlain’s Valcour Island, by James P. Millard

Lake Champlain’s beautiful Valcour Island played a crucial role in the American Revolution. Here, a fleet under Benedict Arnold fought an important battle against superior British forces. Here also is located the historic Bluff Point Lighthouse. Join local historian and author Jim Millard as he explores the island and surrounding waters.

Valcour Light House Videos by Hometown Cable

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Valcour Lighthouse Videos by Mountain Lake PBS

Valcour Lighthouse Videos by Mountain Lake PBS

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