Cedar Island Light

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Cedar Island Light
Cedar Island Light
Cedar Island Light is located in New York
Cedar Island Light
LocationCedar Point County Park, Sag Harbor, Gardiners Bay, Long Island
Coordinates41°2′26.9″N 72°15′39.5″W / 41.040806°N 72.260972°W / 41.040806; -72.260972Coordinates: 41°2′26.9″N 72°15′39.5″W / 41.040806°N 72.260972°W / 41.040806; -72.260972
Year first constructed1839
Year first lit1839
FoundationMasonry pier
Tower shapeSquare unpainted granite
Tower height30 feet (9.1 m)
Focal height57 feet (17 m)
Original lensSixth order Fresnel 1855
Range5 nautical miles (9.3 km; 5.8 mi)
CharacteristicFl G 4s - Flashing Green 4 s
ARLHS numberUSA-147 [1]
USCG number1-28245
Heritageplace listed on the National Register of Historic Places Edit this on Wikidata
Cedar Island Lighthouse
Cedar Island Lighthouse at Cedar Point County Park
Nearest citySag Harbor, New York
Area1.5 acres (0.61 ha)
Architectural styleItalianate
NRHP reference #03000248[2]
Added to NRHPApril 18, 2003

Cedar Island Light is a lighthouse in Cedar Point County Park in East Hampton, New York. It overlooks Gardiners Bay.


The 40-foot (12 m) granite lighthouse was decommissioned in 1934 and replaced by an automatic light on a steel skeleton at breakwater. The lighthouse, built in the Italianate style, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3]


The Archives Center at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History has a collection (#1055) of souvenir postcards of lighthouses and has digitized 272 of these and made them available online. These include postcards of Cedar Island Light[4] with links to customized nautical charts provided by National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration.


  1. ^ ARLHS World List of Lights
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. Archived from the original on 2007-06-01.
  4. ^ Smithsonian lighthouse postcards Archived 2009-07-08 at the Wayback Machine

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