The Windmill Point Light is on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain and is the northernmost of the Lake’s lighthouses. It, along with the Isle La Motte Light, marks a channel through rocky reefs.
A private light was established here in 1830, but the first official light was established in 1858. The lighthouse is a 44 foot octagonal tower built of blue limestone that is attached to a granite keeper’s house.
The Windmill Point Lighthouse remained active until it was replaced by a skeletal tower in 1931. After that the lighthouse and keeper’s house became private. It was purchased in 1963 by a local man named Lockwood “Lucky” Clark whose father owned the Isle la Motte Lighthouse. With the help of the U.S. Coast Guard, the lighthouse was reactivated in August of 2002. The reactivated lighthouse flashes white every four seconds.
The lighthouse is privately owned and not open for tours. It is is an active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation.