Eatons Neck Light
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Eatons Neck Lighthouse
|Location||Station Eatons Neck, Eatons Neck Point at Huntington Bay and Long Island Sound off NY 25A, Huntington, New York|
|Year first constructed||1798|
|Year first lit||1799|
|Construction||Fieldstone with brick lining|
|Tower shape||Octagonal pyramidal|
|Height||73 feet (22 m)|
|Focal height||144 feet (44 m)|
|Original lens||12 Lamps, 13-inch (330 mm) Reflectors (1838)|
|Current lens||Third Order Fresnel lens|
|Range||18 nautical miles (33 km; 21 mi)|
|Characteristic||Fixed white light|
|Fog signal||Fog horn (3 s blast every 30 s)|
|ARLHS number||USA-264 |
Eatons Neck Light
|Area||10 acres (4.0 ha)|
|Governing body||COAST GUARD|
|NRHP Reference #||73001273|
|Added to NRHP||April 03, 1973|
Eatons Neck Light was built in 1798.
Chronology of lighthouse from Coast Guard web site
- 1798, March 14: $13,250 was appropriated for the lighthouse to be built.
- 1798, June 16: Ten acres were bought from John Gardiner for $500.
- 1798, July 2: President John Adams authorized construction of the light.
- 1798, December 6: Construction of the lighthouse was completed.
- 1799, January 1: The light was first lit.
- 1837: An inspection found the light to be defective. The light was not visible at 10 miles (16 km).
- 1838: Twelve lamps with 13-inch reflectors were installed to improve the visibility of the light.
- 1842: 9-inch (230 mm) reflectors were installed.
- 1850: Thirteen lamps with 15-inch (380 mm) reflectors were installed.
- 1858: A new lantern and a third order Fresnel lens were installed.
- March 2, 1867: Congress approved funds needed to renovate the lighthouse.
- 1868: Renovations completed included the replacing the old wooden stairs with iron stairs with landings, the interior walls were lined with brick, the :keeper's quarters were expanded and the steam fog signal was installed.
- 1880: The keeper's quarters were renovated.
- 1907: The oil lamp was replaced with an oil vapor lamp.
- 1921: The light was electrified.
- During World War II two large story barracks were constructed on the site for 150 guardsman. The building burned down on February 6, 1958.
- 1961: The light was automated.
- 1973: The lighthouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
- ARLHS World List of Lights
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
- Lynn Beebe Weaver (September 1972). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Eatons Neck Light". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-02-20. See also: "Accompanying photo".