Burkehaven Light
Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire
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History
Burkehaven Light is one of three lighthouses built on beautiful Lake Sunapee in the 1890s in an effort to improve the safety of steamboat travel. The builders were the Woodsum Brothers, who ran the steamships that traversed the lake in its heyday as a resort.
 
The lighthouse was destroyed by ice in 1935. In 1983 the Lake Sunapee Protective Association raised funds and rebuilt the lighthouse. By 1994 the crib on which the lighthouse stands had again been badly damaged by ice and had to be rebuilt again.
 
old photo of lighthouse
 
 
The lighthouse is owned by the State of New Hampshire's Marine Patrol Bureau and is maintained by the Lake Sunapee Protection Association. It can be viewed from the deck of the public tour boat Mt. Sunapee II.
Last updated 10/16/03
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