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Crown Point Memorial Light House

Monuments, Statues and Public Art
Seen from the water, the Crown Point Memorial Lighthouse soars above you. – Courtesy of Cathy Frank


The original blue limestone lighthouse was built in 1858 of limestone from Clark’s Quarry in Willsboro Point. In 1909, it was converted to a memorial to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Discovery of Lake Champlain. The dedication of the memorial was presided over by President Taft in 1912. In 1929, it was deactivated when the Champlain Bridge was completed. The lighthouse still contains the original blue limestone steps.

Don't Miss This When Visiting

Insider Tip from Paddlers Cathy Frank and Margaret Holden: "Be sure to look closely at the famous sculpture and relief beneath it on the Crown Point Memorial above the fishing pier, immediately south of the Champlain Bridge."