Orient Point Light

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Orient Point Light
Orient Point Light is located in New York
Orient Point Light
LocationOff Orient point, north eastern tip of Long Island, NY, Oyster pond reef, Plum gut
Coordinates41°9′48.393″N 72°13′25.014″W / 41.16344250°N 72.22361500°W / 41.16344250; -72.22361500Coordinates: 41°9′48.393″N 72°13′25.014″W / 41.16344250°N 72.22361500°W / 41.16344250; -72.22361500
Year first constructed1899
Year first lit1899
FoundationCast iron caisson
ConstructionCast iron plate with brick lining
Tower shapeBlack conical tower with white band in center, "Spark plug"
Tower height16 metre Edit this on Wikidata
Focal height64 feet (20 m)
Original lensFifth order Fresnel lens 1899
Current lensOptic
Range17 nautical miles (31 km; 20 mi)
CharacteristicFixed white light[1]
Fog signalHORN: 2 blasts ev 30s (2s bl-2s si-2s bl-24s si).
ARLHS numberUSA-633
USCG number1-21095

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Heritageplace listed on the National Register of Historic Places Edit this on Wikidata
Orient Point Light Station
Nearest cityOrient, New York
Arealess than one acre
ArchitectU.S. Lighthouse Board
MPSLight Stations of the United States MPS
NRHP reference #06001229[5]
Added to NRHPJanuary 9, 2007

Orient Point Light is a sparkplug lighthouse off Orient Point, New York.[6]

Excerpt of USGS Map, Orient Point Light is in the center

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.[5]

In June 2011, the General Services Administration made the Orient Point Light (along with 11 others) available at no cost to public organizations willing to preserve them.[7][8]


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 Orient Point Light[9] with links to customized nautical charts provided by National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration.


  1. ^ Fl. W. 5s according to Light List.
  2. ^ Light List, Volume I, Atlantic Coast, St. Croix River, Maine to Shrewsbury River, New Jersey (PDF). Light List. United States Coast Guard. 2010. p. 195.
  3. ^ "Historic Light Station Information and Photography: New York". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office. 2009-08-08. Archived from the original on 2017-05-01.
  4. ^ ARLHS World List of Lights
  5. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  6. ^ Daniel Koski-Karell (August 2006). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Orient Point Light Station". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-02-20. See also: "Accompanying four photos".
  7. ^ "For sale: Waterfront property; cozy, great views, plenty of light, needs TLC". CNN. Retrieved 12 July 2011.
  8. ^ Beatty, MaryAnne. "GSA Making 12 Historic Lighthouses Available at No Cost to Public Organizations Willing to Preserve Them". GSA Website. US General Services Administration. Retrieved 12 July 2011.
  9. ^ Smithsonian lighthouse postcards

External links[edit]

Media related to Orient Point lighthouse at Wikimedia Commons