FIRE ISLAND

Year Established:
1827
Existing:
Yes
Source:
LL-1908
File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Date:
1988
Photo Credit:
Mike McLaughlin
Photo Courtesy of:
US Lighthouse Society
Collection / Donor:

LOCATION

Location:
FIRE ISLAND INLET/LONG ISLAND
Latitude:
40° 37.9'
Longitude:
73° 13.1'
City / Town:
WEST ISLIP
U.S. State:
New York
Location County:
SUFFOLK
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Open to Public:
Yes
Light List Data:
  1. FIRE ISLAND
Light list data courtesy Gary Riemenschneider

STRUCTURE

Year Discontinued:
1974-1986
Year Tower Established:
1858
Tower Construction Material:
BRICK ENCASED IN CEMENT
Tower Foundation:
GRANITE/TIMBER
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
167
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
152
Tower Shape:
CONICAL
Tower Daymark:
Black and White
Fog Signal Building?:
No
Keeper's Quarters?:
Yes
Year Keeper's Quarters:
1859
Keeper's Quarters Style:
DUTCH COLONIAL
Keeper's Quarters Construction:
DRESSED STONE
Other Structures:
BOATHOUSE, REMAINS OF TRAM RAILS

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
Yes
Current Optic:
DCB-224
Original Optic Type:
Reflectors later FIRST ORDER, FRESNEL
Year Original Lens Installed:
1858
Private Aid:
Yes
USCG Access to Optics:
Yes

Entered by:
t.wheeler
Entered Date:
Jul 21, 2017