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“Wonderful old Lakeside attraction”

Barcelona Lighthouse
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The First Natural Gas Lighthouse. Finished in 1829, the 40-foot tall Barcelona Lighthouse (Portland Harbor) was the very first natural gas lighthouse in the country. It was in Federal Lighthouse Service until 1859. At that time it became privately held through various owners until 2008, when New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation acquired it. Though it no longer has the original lens, nor is used for navigational purposes, it is still lit and visible today through an agreement with the Town of Westfield. The lighthouse is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historical Places. The Keeper's cottage is open in a joint partnership with the Town of Westfield Visitor Center and a seasonal weekend docent with NYS Parks. The lighthouse itself is not open to public ascent due to structural issues at this time.
Reviewed 12 December 2012

This old stone lighthouse doesn't have any way to get inside, but it is pretty and authentic. On the shore of Lake Erie, it brings to mind the old sailing days.

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