Colchester Reef Light House.
Lake Champlain, Vermont.
The Colchester Reef Light in Vermont was a lighthouse off Colchester Point (northwest of Burlington, Vermont) in Lake Champlain. In 1869 the United States Lighthouse Service commissioned the building of the Colchester Reef Lighthouse on Lake Champlain to protect ships from the "Middle Bunch Reef," comprising the Colchester Reef, the Colchester Shoals, and the Hogback Reef.
The lighthouse served as both the home and workplace of eleven successive keepers and their families. The first floor was divided into a living room and kitchen and the second floor into four bedrooms. Coal stoves provided heat while large pumps retrieved water from the lake.
The lighthouse was decommissioned in 1933. Sold for $50 for scrap lumber in 1952, then for $1300 for substitute building materials and moved in 1956 to the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont. Over time the parts were cataloged and reassembled and eventually open to the public in 2006.
• Length: 4 7/8"
• Width: 5 1/2"
This kit features:
• Laser cut wood for easy assembly
• Laser cut doors windows and frames
• Working beacon (all the electronics are included)
• Etched brass parts
• Cast metal detail parts
• Cast foundation
• Simple step by step instructions
• Proudly made in the USA
This kit contains small parts and is not intended for small children.
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