Cedar Island Light

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Cedar Island Light
Cedar Island Light
Cedar Island Light is located in New York
Cedar Island Light
Location Cedar Point County Park, Sag Harbor, Gardiners Bay, Long Island
Coordinates 41°2′26.9″N 72°15′39.5″W / 41.040806°N 72.260972°W / 41.040806; -72.260972Coordinates: 41°2′26.9″N 72°15′39.5″W / 41.040806°N 72.260972°W / 41.040806; -72.260972
Year first constructed 1839
Year first lit 1839
Automated 1934
Deactivated 1934
Foundation Masonry pier
Construction Granite
Tower shape Square unpainted granite
Height 30 feet (9.1 m)
Focal height 57 feet (17 m)
Original lens Sixth order Fresnel 1855
Range 5 nautical miles (9.3 km; 5.8 mi)
Characteristic Fl G 4s - Flashing Green 4 s
ARLHS number USA-147 [1]
USCG number


Cedar Island Lighthouse
Cedar Island Lighthouse at Cedar Point County Park
Nearest city Sag Harbor, New York
Area 1.5 acres (0.61 ha)
Built 1868
Architectural style Italianate
NRHP Reference # 03000248[2]
Added to NRHP April 18, 2003

Cedar Island Light is a lighthouse in Cedar Point County Park in East Hampton, New York. It overlooks Gardiners Bay.


The 40-foot (12 m) granite lighthouse was decommissioned in 1934 and replaced by an automatic light on a steel skeleton at breakwater. The lighthouse, built in the Italianate style, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3]


The Archives Center at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History has a collection (#1055) of souvenir postcards of lighthouses and has digitized 272 of these and made them available online. These include postcards of Cedar Island Light[4] with links to customized nautical charts provided by National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration.


  1. ^ ARLHS World List of Lights
  2. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. Archived from the original on 2007-06-01. 
  4. ^ Smithsonian lighthouse postcards

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