TARRYTOWN (KINGSLAND POINT)

Year Established:
1883
Existing:
Yes
Source:
LL-1908
Download:
File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Date:
2013
Photo Credit:
Tobi Graham
Photo Courtesy of:
US Lighthouse Society
Collection / Donor:

LOCATION

Location:
HUDSON RIVER SOUTH OF KINGSLAND
Latitude:
41° 05.03'
Longitude:
73° 52.29'
City / Town:
SLEEPY HOLLOW
U.S. State:
New York
Location County:
WESTCHESTER
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Open to Public:
Yes
Light List Data:
  1. TARRYTOWN (KINGSLAND POINT)
Light list data courtesy Gary Riemenschneider

STRUCTURE

Year Discontinued:
1961
Year Tower Established:
1883
Tower Construction Material:
CAST IRON
Tower Foundation:
STONE PIER/CAST IRON CAISSON
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
54.5
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
44
Tower Shape:
CONICAL
Tower Daymark:
White
Fog Signal Building?:
No
Keeper's Quarters?:
Yes
Year Keeper's Quarters:
1883
Keeper's Quarters Style:
INTEGRAL TO TOWER
Keeper's Quarters Construction:
CAST IRON
Other Structures:
NONE

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
No
Original Optic Type:
FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
Year Original Lens Installed:
1883
Private Aid:
No
Year Automated:
1957
USCG Access to Optics:
No

Comments:

Historical Information:

  • 1883: Light was first lit.
  • 1957: Light was automated.
  • 1958: Building of the Tappan Zee Bridge made the lighthouse obsolete.
  • 1961: The light was decommissioned.
  • 1974: Westchester County acquired the lighthouse.
  • 1979: Light was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • 1970's: A footbridge connecting the shore to the tower was built. Over time, landfills had filled in the shoreline within feet of the tower.
  • 2002: Occasional tours of the lighthouse are available from the Westchester County Department of Parks

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