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Horton Point Light

Location: the north side of Eastern Long Island near Southold, NY
Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

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About Horton Point Light


The location of the light is the north side of Eastern Long Island. The nearest city is Southold, NY. The station was first established in 1857. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1857.

The lighthouse is a white square tower.

The tower has a flashing green light at a focal plane height of 103 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 14 nautical miles. The tower height is 103 ft. The light has a period of 10 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Admission to the tower is open seasonally.    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 21150 (U.S.)

The light was automated in 1933. The structure was reconditioned in 2006 and runs through a partnership between the Southold Historical Society and the Southold Park District.

A 'flashing' light is a light in which the total duration of light in a period is shorter than the total duration of darkness and the appearances of light (flashes) are usually of equal duration. So in the 10 second period, the light is on for less than 5 then off for more than 5.

Horton Point Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on Oct. 21, 1994, reference number 94001237.

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons
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