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Isle La Motte Lighthouse
Isle La Motte, Vermont on Lake Champlain
PRIVATE: NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


By James P. Millard

Just north of Saint Anne's Shrine (site of French Fort Ste. Anne) on historic Isle La Motte, Vermont, sits the unusual Isle La Motte Lighthouse.

Constructed sometime between 1877 and 1881, this iron tower sits atop a bluff  in historic Isle La Motte. The light is privately owned and the property should not be trespassed upon.

The light, recently restored to the historic structure and now solar powered, is a fixed white sixth order fresnel lens. Its focal plane is 46 feet above the surface and is visible for some 13 miles.

There is a bronze fog bell on the site. This historic lighthouse was returned to service on October 5, 2002.

For more information:

Lake Champlain Lighthouses: An illustrated guide to the historic beacons
by George Clifford. Plattsburgh, NY:1999, 2000 and 2002. Clinton County Historical Association

Isle La Motte LIghthouse History at Lighthouse Friends.com

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