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Name: Sands Point Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Port Washington, New York, United States

Location: Western Long Island Sound

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Photo: Jim Crowley

Managing Organization:
Private owner

In 1927 this lighthouse was bought by newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst. Hearst built a castle-like mansion near the lighthouse.

Tower Height: 46

Height of Focal Plane: 65

Description of Tower: Octagonal brownstone tower with faux lantern.

This light is not operational

Other Buildings?
1868 2.5 story brick colonial keeper's house.

Date Established: 1809

Date Present Tower Built: 1809

Date Deactivated: 1922

Optics: 1856:order Fresnel lens.

Current Use: Privately owned.

Open To Public? No.

Keepers: Noah Mason (1809-1841); John Seaman (c. 1870); Cornelius Douglass (c. 1900 - was keeper for 22 years); Thomas J. Murray (?-1922).


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