1948, just before it was demolished
|Location||Shinnecock Bay, south side of Long Island, New York|
|Year first lit||1858|
|Deactivated||1931, demolished 1948|
|Markings / pattern||Red brick|
|Tower height||168 feet (51 m)|
|Original lens||1st order Fresnel lens|
|Characteristic||Fixed White (1901)|
|USCG number||1-675 |
The original red brick tower was built in 1858. It was 168 feet (51 m) tall and had a 1st order Fresnel lens, itself almost 12 feet (3.7 m) tall. If it were still standing it would be one of the ten tallest lighthouses in the US. It was discontinued in 1931 in favor of a skeleton tower and demolished by the Coast Guard in 1948. Some time later the Coast Guard built a communication tower on the site and moved the light to the height of 75 feet (23 m) on that tower.
- Light List, Volume I, Atlantic Coast, St. Croix River, Maine to Shrewsbury River, New Jersey (PDF). Light List. United States Coast Guard. 2009. p. 9.
- "Historic Light Station Information and Photography: New York". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office.
- Rowlett, Russ (2009-12-24). "Lighthouses of the United States: Downstate New York". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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