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ORIENT POINT LIGHT

State: NEW YORK
Location: OYSTER POND REEF / PLUM GUT / LONG ISLAND
Nearest City: ORIENT POINT
County: SUFFOLK
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1899


Orient Point Light
1996 photo by Robert J. Beyus
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1899
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1954
  • Foundation Materials: CAST IRON CAISSON
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON PLATE W/BRICK LINING
  • Markings/Patterns: BROWN TOWER WITH WHITE BAND MIDWAY
  • Shape: CONICAL "SPARK PLUG"
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 45
  • Original Optic: FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1899
  • Present Optic: 190 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1988
  • Height of Focal Plane: 64
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN/ORIG. SIREN, TRUMPET
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1899
  • Number of Stories: 6
  • Architectural Style: INTEGRAL SPARK PLUG
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON
Other Structures: NONE

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:
ALSO REFERRED TO AS "THE OLD COFFEE POT"



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