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Long Island's Lighthouse Heritage

The island of Long Island, inclusive of Kings, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties, has a vast lighthouse heritage:

  • Over 30 lighthouses have been built in the Long Island area since 1796.
  • Suffolk County, America's Lighthouse County, has more lighthouses than any other county in the United States.
  • Southold Township has more lighthouses than any other township in the United States.
  • Several local lighthouses have been lost, are endangered, or are no longer available to the public:
    • The beautiful, grand, and historically important Shinnecock Lighthouse was demolished in 1948, but could have been saved by public support.
    • The original Lloyd Harbor Lighthouse (See Save Huntington's Lighthouse) was destroyed by fire in 1947, but would probably still be standing on Lloyd Neck had there been a group caring for it.
    • The Sands Point Lighthouse, while still in existence on private property, could have been preserved in a historically correct manner and could be part of a public park today had the support been there in the 1920s.
    • The same goes for the Cold Spring Harbor Lighthouse, which now resides on private property after being decommissioned in 1965.
    • The Cedar Island Lighthouse was gutted by fire in 1974 and has sat as an empty shell ever since, its oak interior and the stories it contained a distant memory.
    • The Plum Island Lighthouse sits on federal property, threatened by neglect and erosion since it was decommissioned in 1978.