Cold Spring Harbor Lighthouse
Description: Light 44 feet above sea level, fourth order Fresnel lens, fixed red light, concrete-filled cast iron foundation, square pyramidal wood tower.
History of light:
Current use: Privately owned.
The surrounding area: Centre Island is on the west side of the lighthouse site, Lloyd Neck on the east side. The government originally wanted to put two range lights on Lloyd Neck, but could not procure the land.
Public access? No.
Other information: The base was a cast-iron caisson sunk 5 1/2 feet into the shoal. First keeper, William S. Keene, resigned after a month. When the light was deactivated, it was to be towed to Eaton's Neck and burned. A local resident purchased the light for $1 and had it put on her property, where it still resides.
|Research materials for this lighthouse can be found at the East Islip Public Library, East Islip, New York.|
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