A few additional photos from Dunkirk Lighthouse

The main lighthouse tower seen in this picture was built in 1875-76.

The main lighthouse tower seen in this picture was built in 1875-76.

By Doug Sitler, Haunted History Trail of New York State

I recently had the wonderful pleasure of visiting the Dunkirk Lighthouse (Chautauqua/Allegheny region/Chautauqua County) high above the shores of Lake Erie in the city of Dunkirk. As part of our visit, we made an informative video with lighthouse volunteer and good guy, Dave Briska. I also took a few photographs and wanted to share them to give you a sense of place at the Dunkirk Lighthouse and a few activities in which we participated.

On a Saturday evening, we joined about thirty people who attended the lighthouse ghost tour and investigation. The lighthouse itself is situated on a cliff 30 feet above Lake Erie, once guiding boats and passengers to safety or port. Today, there is a historical museum and both indoor and outdoor collections of military items.

 

The evening included a tour of the historic 65 foot tall lighthouse and ghost investigations with volunteer ghost hunters. In addition to Dave Briska,  Don Traynor  of Village Haunts was on hand for some very interesting Q & A and was an excellent and knowledgeable hosts who’ve created a great evening for those who are both history and paranormal bugs.

Here are a few photos from our visit.

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While the tower and house were built in 1875-76, there has been a lighthouse on the property since 1827.

Is there a former lighthouse keeper that watches over the property?

Is there a former lighthouse keeper that watches over the property?

A nice group of attendees having fun on a recent tour.

A nice group of attendees having fun on a recent tour.

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Don Traynor of Village Haunts and Doug Sitler of Haunted History Trail of New York State.

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Nautical and military artifacts can be found outside and inside the museum at Dunkirk Lighthouse.

View from the top of the lighthouse looking over Lake Erie on a hazy night.

View from the top of the lighthouse looking over Lake Erie on a hazy night.

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After a tour of the lighthouse and museum, we broke up into small groups for some investigations.

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Group participating in some investigative techniques.

 

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