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Thirty Mile Point, Lake Ontario
Date Issued: 1995-06-17
Postage Value: 32 cents

Commemorative issue
Great Lakes lighthouses
Thirty Mile Point, Lake Ontario

Built in 1875 near the mouth of the Golden Hill Creek on Lake Ontario, Thirty Mile Point Light was in operation until 1958. The seventy-foot-tall lighthouse was operated by the U.S. Coast Guard from the late 1930s until it was taken out of service. Legends say the name Golden Hill comes from the belief that treasure is buried in the area. The H.M.S. Ontario, wrecked there in the late 1700s, had an army payroll of gold coins that has never been recovered.

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