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Burlington Breakwater Lights
Burlington, Vermont
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Location: Burlington Harbor, Lake Champlain
Nearest city: Burlington, Vermont
44 28 50 N
73 13 48 W
MapQuest Link (north light)
Open to public? No
The sightseeing cruises aboard the Spirit of Ethan Allen III pass close by these lights.
Station established: 1857; Present towers built: 2003
Construction material: wood
North tower: Focal plane height 35 feet. Characteristic: White flash every 2.5 seconds; range 7 nautical miles. Foghorn: One two-second blast every 15 seconds.
South tower: Focal plane height 12 feet. Characteristic: White flash every 4 seconds; range 7 nautical miles.
 Related sites:


Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
Lake Champlain Newspaper
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