The Horton Point Lighthouse, Southold, LI, Ny

Pen & Ink Art by Anthony Montague
15 East Cedar Street Central Islip, NY 11722

Built in 1856, first lit in 1857. It's third-order light, moved to a skeletal structure in 1933, was returned to it's tower and recommissioned by the U.S. Coast Guard in 1990.   The light was originally fueled by whale oil and kerosene with no electricity until after 1900.  The "green" light is working up to this day. During World war II the Coast Guard used it as an air watch station.  Overlooking Long Island Sound, the building and property, abandoned by the Coast Guard in 1933, was acquired by the Southold Park District, and was cooperatively restored with the Southold Historical Society, which now operates the Horton Point Lighthouse Marine Museum.

For further information please visit the web site Horton Point Lighthouse and Nautical Museum maintained by Robert G. Muller.

- An Interesting Web Site to visit - 

Specializing in the field of United States Lighthouse Service, Life-Saving Service, Revenue Cutter Service and early Coast Guard. More particularly, it aims to provide various governmental agencies, historical groups, restoration contractors and collectors with information and original artifacts relating to lighthouses, life-saving stations, etc. in their area.
They have literally thousands of items and pieces of information, from vintage photographs to architectural plans, reports, books and original apparatus and equipment. In addition, we provide research services on the subject, and can offer quality copies of some items (ex. architectural plans) for use by contractors of historical groups to aid in preservation efforts.
The catalogue comes out every 10 weeks and contains 200-300 original artifacts, plans, books and information. Catalogues are by subscription, which is refundable with your first order. If you would like to receive future issues. They also maintain want lists as Items come and go quite quickly, so that we can keep an eye out for your particular wants.

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