The entrance to Lloyd Harbor and Huntington Harbor.
Original light: 2 story
white wood frame structure with 11 rooms, an attic and an offset white brick
light tower, brick foundation. Fifth Order Fresnel lens with fixed white
Present light: 42 feet;
Flashing white light every six seconds (original light was fixed red Fifth
Order); light was originally kerosene, then electric; concrete structure;
reinforced concrete crib foundation was constructed onshore, then towed to
site and sunk and filled with concrete; Built by the Charles Meade Co. of
1854: $4000 appropriated for
lighthouse on Lloyd's Neck.
1857: Original light constructed
on southern tip of Lloyd's Neck. This light's purpose was to help ships find
refuge in Lloyd Harbor, which is adjacent to Huntington Harbor.
1857, November 15: Light
1905: Huntington residents submit
a petition requesting a lighthouse at the entrance to Huntington Harbor.
1910-1912: Present light built at
the entrance to Huntington Harbor.
1912: Original light discontinued.
1924: State of New York obtains
original light and property.
1928: Town of Huntington gains
control of original light.
1947, November 12: Wooden
structure of original light destroyed by fire. Article in the Nov 13th
Long Islander states "[i]t is believed that hunters had occupied the
building Tuesday night and through carelessness in having a fire inside one
of the old fireplaces caused the blaze."
1984: Federal government decides
to demolish the 1912 light, causing the formation of Save Huntington's
1986: Coast Guard removed
1988: New roof installed.
1989: Light listed on the National
Register of Historic Places.
1997: New steel dock installed by
1998, July 2. The Save Huntington
Lighthouse Board of Directors meets. It is the first meeting at the light
2003: Public tours begin.
use: Active aid to navigation. Future
plans are for a museum in the lighthouse.
surrounding area: Eaton's Neck lighthouse is nearby. There
are two nice parks on Lloyd Neck, as are the remains of the original
access? Tours are conducted May through October.
Contact the Huntington
Lighthouse Preservation Society for more information.
Lights: I know of no lights with a similar design.
information: First keeper of original light was Abiatha
Johnson. Funds are currently being raised to renovate the 1912 structure's
Who to Contact:
Huntington Lighthouse Preservation
PO Box 2454, Halesite, NY 11743;
Huntington Harbor Lighthouse
(photo by Huntington Lighthouse
An early 1900s postcard of the original
Lloyd Harbor Lighthouse