Old Field Point Light

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Old Field Point Lighthouse
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Old Field Point Light
Old Field Point Light is located in New York
Old Field Point Light
LocationOld Field, New York, Long Island north shore
Coordinates40°58′37.2″N 73°07′06.9″W / 40.977000°N 73.118583°W / 40.977000; -73.118583Coordinates: 40°58′37.2″N 73°07′06.9″W / 40.977000°N 73.118583°W / 40.977000; -73.118583
Year first constructed1823
Year first lit1869 (Current tower)
Automated1991
Deactivated1933-1991
FoundationStone
ConstructionWood tower on granite house
Tower shapeOctagonal Tower. Black. Originally white with black lantern.
Tower height74 feet (23 m) from sea level
Focal height23 metre Edit this on Wikidata
Original lensFourth order Fresnel lens
Current lens"Modern Beacon"
Range14 nautical miles (26 km; 16 mi)
CharacteristicAlternating Red and Green 24 s. Red Flash 12, Green Flash 12 s.
ARLHS numberUSA-563 [1]
USCG number1-21275

Old Field Point Light is a lighthouse within the village of Old Field, New York between the entrances to Port Jefferson Harbor and Stony Brook Harbor on the north shore of Long Island.[2]

The structure is of the same design as lighthouses at Sheffield Island in Norwalk, Connecticut; Morgan Point in Noank, Connecticut; Great Captain Island in Greenwich, Connecticut, Plum Island on Plum Island in New York; and Block Island North on Block Island in Rhode Island.[3]

Old Field Point Light in 2015
Old Field Point Light Panorama

Cultural[edit]

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 Old Field Point Light [4] with links to customized nautical charts provided by National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ARLHS World List of Lights
  2. ^ Light List, Volume I, Atlantic Coast, St. Croix River, Maine to Shrewsbury River, New Jersey (PDF). Light List. United States Coast Guard. 2007.
  3. ^ [1]"Great Captain Island, CT" page at LighthouseFriends.com Web site, accessed August 21, 2006
  4. ^ Smithsonian lighthouse postcards