Cold Spring Harbor Light, Long Island, New York
COLD SPRING HARBOR LIGHT
RELOCATED TO LONG ISLAND/ORIG. ON POINT OF SHOAL; ENTRANCE TO COLD SPRING HARBOR
Station Established: 1890
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1890
Foundation Materials: CAST IRON/CONCRETE CAISSON
Construction Materials: ORIG. WOOD
Tower Shape: SKELETAL/ORIG. SQUARE PYRAMIDAL
Height: 35-FOOT TOWER ON A CAISSON, 44 FEET ABOVE SEA LEVEL
Markings/Pattern: ORIG. WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
Relationship to Other Structure: INTEGRAL
Original Lens: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
Characteristics: Fixed red light
- 1875, March 3: $20,000 was appropriated for the construction of the light.
- 1889 Construction of the light was started.
- 1890 The finished lighthouse was built on a caisson in Cold Spring Harbor.
- 1890, January 31: The light was first lit.
- 1919: An inspection of the light revealed $12,800 in damage was done to the light by ice.
- 1929: The light was refitted with an oil vapor lamp.
- 1965: The light was deactivated and moved to private property. A local resident saved the light from destruction by purchasing the light for $1 and moving it to her property where the light still resides.
Chronology was researched and written by Diane Hackney.