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HORTON POINT LIGHT

State: NEW YORK
Location: EASTERN LONG ISLAND - NORTH SIDE
Nearest City: SOUTHOLD
County: SUFFOLK
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1857


Horton Point Light
Photo courtesy of Ted Smith, September 2002
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1857
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: 1933-1990
  • Automated: 1933
  • Foundation Materials: GRANITE
  • Construction Materials: STUCCO/BRICK/GRANITE
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN/COPPER DOME
  • Shape: SQUARE ATTACHED TO RECTANGULAR HSE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 58
  • Original Optic: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1857
  • Present Optic: FA 251
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1990
  • Height of Focal Plane: 103
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES, MODIFIED WITH ANNEX
  • Year Constructed: 1857
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: DUPLEX (ATTACHED)
  • Construction Materials: STUCCO/BRICK/GRANITE
Other Structures: BARN, FLAGPOLE ON FOUNDATION OF OLD SKELETAL TOWER, OIL HOUSE FOUNDATION, CISTERNS UNDER DWELLING

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION / MUSEUM

Owner/Manager: SOUTHOLD PARK DISTRICT / SOUTHOLD HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #94001237
Name of Listing: HORTON POINT LIGHTHOUSE
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1994

Miscellaneous:
OLD TOWER RESTORED IN 1990 AND FA 251 LENS PLACED IN HISTORIC TOWER



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