Old Field Point Light

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Old Field Point Lighthouse
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Old Field Point Light
Old Field Point Light is located in New York
Old Field Point Light
Location Old Field, New York, Long Island north shore
Coordinates 40°58′37.2″N 73°07′06.9″W / 40.977000°N 73.118583°W / 40.977000; -73.118583Coordinates: 40°58′37.2″N 73°07′06.9″W / 40.977000°N 73.118583°W / 40.977000; -73.118583
Year first lit 1868
Automated 1991
Deactivated Active, deactivated 1933-1991
Foundation Stone
Construction Wood tower on granite house
Tower shape Octagonal Tower. Black. Originally white with black lantern.
Height 74 feet (23 m) from sea level
Original lens Fourth order Fresnel lens
Range 14 nautical miles (26 km; 16 mi)
Characteristic Alternating Red and Green 24 s. Red Flash 12 , Green Flash 12 s.
ARLHS number USA-563 [1]
USCG number 1-21275

Old Field Point Light is a lighthouse within the village of Old Field, New York between the entrances to Port Jefferson Harbor and Stony Brook Harbor on the north shore of Long Island.[2]

The structure is of the same design as lighthouses at Sheffield Island in Norwalk, Connecticut; Morgan Point in Noank, Connecticut; Great Captain Island in Greenwich, Connecticut, Plum Island on Plum Island in New York; and Block Island North on Block Island in Rhode Island.[3]

Old Field Point Light in 2015
Old Field Point Light Panorama

Cultural[edit]

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 Old Field Point Light [4] with links to customized nautical charts provided by National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ARLHS World List of Lights
  2. ^ Light List, Volume I, Atlantic Coast, St. Croix River, Maine to Shrewsbury River, New Jersey (PDF). Light List. United States Coast Guard. 2007. 
  3. ^ [1]"Great Captain Island, CT" page at LighthouseFriends.com Web site, accessed August 21, 2006
  4. ^ Smithsonian lighthouse postcards