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RACE ROCK LIGHT

State: NEW YORK
Location: ENTRANCE TO LONG ISLAND SOUND
Nearest City: FISHERS ISLAND
County: SUFFOLK
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1879


Race Rock Light
1996 photo by Robert J. Beyus
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1879
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1978
  • Foundation Materials: GRANITE/CONCRETE CAISSON/PIER
  • Construction Materials: GRANITE
  • Markings/Patterns: NATURAL W/WHITE LANTERN
  • Shape: SQUARE/OCTAGONAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 45
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1879
  • Present Optic: DCB-24
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1979
  • Height of Focal Plane: 67
  • 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. BELL, SIREN, DABOLL TRUMPET
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1878
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: GOTHIC REVIVAL (ATTACHED)
  • Construction Materials: GRANITE
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: DETERMINED ELIGIBLE
Name of Listing:
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
ENGINEERING FEAT; GOOD EXAMPLE OF EARLY CAISSON STRUCTURE WITH VICTORIAN DWELLING



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