Plum Island (Plum Gut) Light

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Plum Island (Plum Gut) Light

 
Location: the western end of Plum Island in Gardiners Bay / Long Island Sound near Orient, NY
Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

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About Plum Island (Plum Gut) Light

The location of the light is the western end of Plum Island in Gardiners Bay / Long Island Sound. The nearest city is Orient, NY. The station was first established in 1827. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1870. The light had a nominal range of 5 nautical miles. The light had a period of 2.5 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: No

Identification number: 1-21090 (U.S.)

The light was automated in 1978.

The Plum Island Lighthouse is not open for public visits except for community stakeholder groups who are considered for access to Plum Island on a case by case basis through the United States Department of Homeland Security who functions on the island.

The Cross Sound Ferry Lighthouse Cruise includes a close up view of this lighthouse.

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 2.5 second period, the light is on for less than 1.25 then off for more than 1.25.

Plum Island (Plum Gut) Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on Feb. 11, 2011, reference number 11000014.

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons
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