Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Orient Point Light

Orient Point, NY

Located between the tip of the North Fork of Long Island and Plum Island this light was built to mark Oyster Pond Reef and guide mariners through Plum Gut,  the channel separating Long Island from Plum Island.  It was built in 1899 and stands 45 feet high.  It was once slated for demolition back in 1970, but a strong local outcry saved the light and restored it as a navigational aide in 1973.  It's affectionately known as "The Coffee Pot".

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