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CONEY ISLAND (NORTONS POINT) LIGHT

State: NEW YORK
Location: NEW YORK HARBOR MAIN CHANNEL
Nearest City: BROOKLYN
County: KINGS
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1890


Coney Island (Nortons Point) Light
NPS photo by Ralph Eshelman, ca. 1996
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1920
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1989
  • Foundation Materials: STEEL PILE
  • Construction Materials: STEEL
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK TRIM
  • Shape: SKELETAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 70
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1890
  • Present Optic: 190 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1989
  • Height of Focal Plane: 75
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: ORIGINAL LENS ON DISPLAY AT SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? UNKNOWN
  • Fog Signal Type: NONE/ORIG. BELL
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1896
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: COTTAGE
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures:

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION / COAST GUARD HOUSING

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO CONEY LIGHTKEEPERS

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: NONE; Reference # 0
Name of Listing:
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
A REAR RANGE LIGHT UNTIL 1896; FRONT RANGE NOW A SITE; CG CARETAKER



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