Tarrytown (Kingsland Point) Light

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Tarrytown (Kingsland Point) Light

 
Location: south of Kingsland Point Park near North Tarrytown, NY
Body of Water: Hudson River
Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

About Tarrytown (Kingsland Point) Light

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The location of the light is south of Kingsland Point Park. The nearest city is North Tarrytown, NY. The station was first established in 1883. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1883.

The lighthouse is a sparkplug style lighthouse.

The tower had a flashing red light at a focal plane height of 60 ft above mean high water. The light had a nominal range of 13 nautical miles. The tower height is 56 ft.

Open to the Public?: By Appointment    Active?: No

The light is also known as Sleepy Hollow Light.

The light was automated in 1957. It was deactivated in 1961 shortly after the Tappan Zee Bridge was built and opened to traffic.

The lighthouse is a 15 minute walk from the parking area for Kingsland Point Park. The lighthouse can be easily viewed from Beekman Ave. which is south of the park.

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 second period, the light is on for less than 0 then off for more than 0.

Tarrytown (Kingsland Point) Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 29, 1979, reference number 79001649.

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons
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