Along the shores of the Seaway Trail, from the Barcelona Lighthouse on Lake Erie to the Ogdensburg Harbor Light on the St. Lawrence River, you’ll see over 20 different lighthouses, each unique in architecture and history.
This 90-minute documentary probes the stories behind when and why these lighthouses were built, the functions they served, and the people who spent their lives keeping the lights burning. Viewers will learn about the ships that depended upon them, the harbors they protected, and the dangers they marked.
Discover the first lighthouse on the Great Lakes … the lighthouse destroyed by a collision with a ship … the lighthouse tended by a former pirate … the first lighthouse to run on natural gas … and the lighthouse that disappeared for nearly 60 years!
“New York’s Seaway Lighthouses” visits each light along the trail, seeking out interesting stories and giving a brief history of each light. Beautiful scenic aerial and land video and historic pictures accompanies each story to create a fast-paced, exciting documentary.