Shinnecock Star

Oakland's Marina @ The Shinnecock Inlet, Hampton Bays, New York 11946 USA

Shinnecock Light was and is an important lighthouse on the south side of Long Island, New York. The name comes from the Shinnecock Indian Nation. The original red brick tower was built in 1858. It was tall and had a 1st order Fresnel lens, itself almost tall. If it were still standing it would be one of the ten tallest lighthouses in the US. It was discontinued in 1931 in favor of a skeleton tower and demolished by the Coast Guard in 1948. Some time later the Coast Guard built a communication tower on the site and moved the light to the height of on that tower.

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Shinnecock Star

Oakland's Marina @ The Shinnecock Inlet
Hampton Bays, New York
11946 USA

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