Not far from the popular Sylvan Beach
resort area is the Verona Beach Lighthouse. Standing 84 1/2 feet tall
along the eastern shores of Oneida Lake, the Verona Beach Lighthouse is
actually one of three lighthouses that were constructed to aid
navigation along Oneida Lake with the conversion of the Erie Canal to
the modern day Barge Canal. Constructed in 1916 along with its sister
Oneida Lake lighthouses, the Frenchman's Island and Brewerton
Lighthouses, the Verona Beach Lighthouse was completed in 1917. Today,
the Verona Beach Lighthouse powered by electricity, is maintained by the
Verona Beach Lighthouse Association and while you cannot climb to the
top of the lighthouse, you can explore the grounds of the lighthouse.
Sources and Links:
US Lighthouses - Verona Beach Lighthouse
Lighthouse Friends - Verona Beach Lighthouse
Utica Observer-Dispatch - Verona Beach Lighthouse offers great views, rich history
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May 18, 2018 - Posted original article to Unlocking New York.
September 12, 2021 - Transferred article from Unlocking New York to Gribblenation.