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EATONS NECK LIGHT

State: NEW YORK
Location: EAST SIDE OF HUNTINGTON BAY ENTRANCE
Nearest City: HUNTINGTON
County: SUFFOLK
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1799



Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1799
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1968
  • Foundation Materials: DRESSED STONE/TIMBER
  • Construction Materials: FIELDSTONE W/BRICK LINING
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/RED ROOF
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL PYRAMIDAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 73
  • Original Optic: 12 LAMPS, 13" REFLECTORS
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1838
  • Present Optic: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1858
  • Height of Focal Plane: 144
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building?
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN/ORIG. BELL, SIREN
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed:
  • Number of Stories:
  • Architectural Style:
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: LIFESAVING STATION

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/COAST GUARD HOUSING

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #73001273
Name of Listing: EATONS NECK LIGHT
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
EARLY TOWER WITH UNIQUE COURSES OF BRICK WORK; BUILT BY JOHN MCCOMB, JR.; ALTERED IN 1858 TO ACCOMODATE FRESNEL LENS AND RENOVATED W/BRICK LINING IN 1868



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