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LATIMER REEF LIGHT

State: NEW YORK
Location: FISHERS ISLAND SOUND
Nearest City: STONINGTON, CT
County: SUFFOLK
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1804


Latimer Reef Light
1996 photo by Robert J. Beyus
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1884
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1974
  • Foundation Materials: CAST IRON/CONCRETE CAISSON
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON/BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE TOWER/BROWN BAND MIDWAY/BROWN BASE
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 49
  • Original Optic: FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1884
  • Present Optic: 300 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1983
  • Height of Focal Plane: 55
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1804
  • Description: DAYMARK
  • Fate/Disposition:
  • 2. Construction Date: 1837, 1849
  • Description: PRIVATE LIGHTSHIP (1837) AND FEDERAL LIGHTSHIP (1849)
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN/ ORIG. BELL
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1884
  • Number of Stories:
  • Architectural Style: SPARK PLUG INTEGRAL
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON
Other Structures:

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

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

Miscellaneous:



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