North Dumpling Light

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North Dumpling Lighthouse
North Dumpling Light is located in New York
North Dumpling Light
LocationFisher's Island sound in Long Island Sound, New York
Coordinates41°17′17″N 72°1′10″W / 41.28806°N 72.01944°W / 41.28806; -72.01944Coordinates: 41°17′17″N 72°1′10″W / 41.28806°N 72.01944°W / 41.28806; -72.01944
Year first lit1849
FoundationWood Pilings/Stone
ConstructionBrick/Wood Shingle
Tower shapeOctagonal
Markings / patternNatural w/White Lantern
Tower height31 feet (9.4 m)
Focal height60 feet (18 m)
Original lensFifth Order Fresnel Lens
Current lens12 inches (300 mm)
Range9 nautical mile, 7 nautical mile Edit this on Wikidata
CharacteristicFixed White/Fix Red Sector 257 degrees to 023 degrees
Fog signalHorn: 1 blast ev 30s (3s bl)
ARLHS numberUSA-552 [1]
USCG number1-20145

North Dumpling Light is a lighthouse in Fisher's Island sound in Long Island Sound, New York.


The lighthouse was illuminated in 1849 and the current tower was first lit in 1871. The lighthouse was deactivated in 1959. The foundation is wood pilings and stone and the construction is brick and wood shingle. The tower is octagonal with a white lantern. In 1893 a fifth order Fresnel lens and a new Funck lamp were installed, replacing a Sixth Order Fresnel lens that was installed in 1871.[2]

Dean Kamen now owns the island, where he has installed advanced illumination and isolated it from the power grid.


  1. ^ ARLHS World List of Lights
  2. ^ Annual report of the :Light-House Board to the Secretary of the Treasury for the Fiscal Year ended June 30, 1893, Treasury Department, Document No 1647

External links[edit]

  • "Historic Light Station Information and Photography: New York". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office. Archived from the original on 2017-05-01.
  • Long Island lighthouses article
  • National Park Service