Whitestone Point Light

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Whitestone Point Post Light
Whitestone Point Post Light.JPG
Whitestone Point Post Light, 1915
Whitestone Point Light is located in New York
Whitestone Point Light
LocationWhitesone Point, Southerly side of East River, New York
Coordinates40°48′06″N 73°49′10″W / 40.80167°N 73.81944°W / 40.80167; -73.81944Coordinates: 40°48′06″N 73°49′10″W / 40.80167°N 73.81944°W / 40.80167; -73.81944
Year first lit1889
Tower shapeSquare pyramidal frame tower on piers; lower part, white; upper, wood-color (1889); black skeleton tower (post-1915)
Tower height20 feet (6.1 m)
Focal height56 feet (17 m)
Original lensLens lantern
Range3 nautical miles (5.6 km; 3.5 mi)
CharacteristicFixed white
Fog signalBell struck by machinery a double blow every 30 seconds
ARLHS numberUSA-889 [1]
USCG number1-27215 [2]

Whitestone Point Light is located in Whitestone, Queens.


  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.