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PLUM ISLAND (PLUM GUT) LIGHT

State: NEW YORK
Location: LONG ISLAND SOUND / GARDINER'S BAY
Nearest City: ORIENT
County: SUFFOLK
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1827


Plum Island (Plum Gut) Light
1996 photo by Robert J. Beyus
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1870
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1978
  • Automated: 1978
  • Foundation Materials: DRESSED STONE/TIMBER
  • Construction Materials: GRANITE DWELLING/WOOD TOWER
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 55
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1856
  • Present Optic: REMOVED
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1978
  • Height of Focal Plane: 69
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: FOURTH ORDER FRESNEL ON LOAN TO EAST END SEAPORT AND MARINE MUSEUM IN GREENPORT, NY, IN 1994
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1827
  • Description: 30 FOOT STONE TOWER WITH IRON LANTERN
  • Fate/Disposition: REPLACED BY 1869 TOWER
  • 2. Construction Date: 1978
  • Description: AUTOMATED LIGHT ON POLE ATTACHED TO OIL HOUSE
  • Fate/Disposition: REMOVED 1992
Modern Tower? YES
  • Year Tower Constructed: 1992
  • Type: SKELETAL
  • Tower Height: 15
  • Height of Focal Plane:
  • Current Optic: 155 MM Year Installed: 1992
Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN/ORIG. BELL
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1870
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: INTEGRAL TO TOWER
  • Construction Materials: GRANITE
Other Structures: BRICK OIL HOUSE, CLAPBOARD STORAGE SHED

Current Use: USDA ANIMAL DISEASE CENTER

Owner/Manager: U.S. DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE/U.S. COAST GUARD (NEW TOWER)

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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