Stepping Stones Lighthouse
Description: 46 feet, red brick tower, structure is Second Empire Victorian style, fixed green light. Original optic was a Fifth Order Fresnel lens showing a fixed red light. Lens was later (1930s?) changed to a Fourth Order lens with fixed green light.
History of light:
Current use: Active aid to navigation.
The surrounding area: This light, the westernmost on the north shore of Long Island, is visible from the Throgs Neck Bridge.
Public access? No.
Similar Lights: Hudson-Athens in upstate NY
Other information: The rocks breaking the surface in the area were known during colonial times as the Devil's Stepping Stones. Prior to the establishment of this light a buoy marked the Stepping Stones.
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