Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Long Beach Bar Lighthouse

Long Beach Bar Lighthouse, AKA Bug Light, July,2009 First Lit: 1871 Decommisioned: 1948 Relit: 1993 When I spent a good deal of time in this area 20 years ago, there was no lighthouse here. A fire in 1963 destroyed this light leaving only the foundation and riprap that surrounds the structure. I was fortunate to see it up close for the first time this summer. Reminiscent of the screwpile lighthouses of Chesapeake Bay, the light marks the entrance to the passage seperating Shelter Island from the North Fork. East End Seaport Foundation East End Lighthouses Lighthouse Friends (Map) Long Island Lighthouses

5 comments:

Steve B said...

This is wonderful that they rebuilt the structure.

Cindy said...

Nice photo of the light house. A very unusual light house at that, since I haven't seen one like this before.

matthew houskeeper said...

Steve B,
I believe the East End Seaport Foundation was responsible for getting it rebuilt. They also have a small museum in Greenport.

Cindy,
This style of light was more common in areas south of here, although the Athens Light on the Hudson River is somewhat similar.

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