Latimer Reef Lighthouse
Description: 49 feet; brick-lined cast iron four-story tower; cement-filled cast iron caisson base. Original lens was Fourth Order Fresnel. White with brown stripe and green railings.
History of light:
Current use: Active aid to navigation.
The surrounding area: Fishers Island is to the south, Mystic CT to the north.
Public access? No.
Similar Lights: Saybrook Breakwater and Orient Point, among others.
Other information: This is one of the earlier cast-iron lighthouses, predating both the Saybrook Breakwater (1886) and Orient Point (1899) lights. Latimer Reef was originally called Latemore's Reef.
|Research materials for this lighthouse can be found at the East Islip Public Library, East Islip, New York.|
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