Orient Point Light

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Orient Point Light
Orient Point Light is located in New York
Orient Point Light
Location Off Orient point, north eastern tip of Long Island, NY, Oyster pond reef, Plum gut
Coordinates 41°9′48.393″N 72°13′25.014″W / 41.16344250°N 72.22361500°W / 41.16344250; -72.22361500Coordinates: 41°9′48.393″N 72°13′25.014″W / 41.16344250°N 72.22361500°W / 41.16344250; -72.22361500
Year first constructed 1899
Year first lit 1899
Automated 1954
Foundation Cast iron caisson
Construction Cast iron plate with brick lining
Tower shape Black conical tower with white band in center, "Spark plug"
Focal height 64 feet (20 m)
Original lens Fifth order Fresnel lens 1899
Range 17 nautical miles (31 km; 20 mi)
Characteristic Fixed white light[1]
Fog signal HORN: 2 blasts ev 30s (2s bl-2s si-2s bl-24s si).
ARLHS number USA-633
USCG number

1-21095 [2] [3] [4]

Orient Point Light Station
Nearest city Orient, New York
Area less than one acre
Architect U.S. Lighthouse Board
MPS Light Stations of the United States MPS
NRHP Reference # 06001229[5]
Added to NRHP January 9, 2007
Excerpt of USGS Map, Orient Point Light is in the center

Orient Point Light is a sparkplug lighthouse off Orient Point, New York.[6]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.[5]

In June 2011, the General Services Administration made the Orient Point Light (along with 11 others) available at no cost to public organizations willing to preserve them.[7][8]


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 Orient Point Light[9] with links to customized nautical charts provided by National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration.


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Media related to Orient Point lighthouse at Wikimedia Commons