Plum Island Lighthouse
Location: West end of Plum Island.
Description: 34 feet, Fourth Order Fresnel lens made by "Barbier and Bernard, Constructeurs, Paris, 1897;" Original light had rough stone construction, Current light (1869) has granite construction.
History of light:
Current use: Inactive.
The surrounding area: Plum Island is the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Animal Disease Center and is a restricted area.
Public access? No.
Similar Lights: The Old Field Point and Block Island North lights are of the same design.
Other information: The Fourth Order Fresnel lens is on loan to the East End Seaport and Marine Foundation and is one display at their museum.
Who to Contact: Long Island Chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society; 631-207-4331.
|2006 Long Island Lighthouse Challenge Note: This light will be part of the challenge. It can be seen from Orient Point.|
|Research materials for this lighthouse can be found at the East Islip Public Library, East Islip, New York.|
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