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Horton Point postcard face - click to enlarge

Horton Point postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Horton Point

State: NY
Year established: 1857
Latitude: 41 deg 5 min 6 sec N
Longitude: 72 deg 26 min 44 sec W
Height above sea level: 103 feet

Original construction:
current 58-foot white square granite / brick tower

1934: Southold Park District purchased the Lighthouse buildings and grounds
1990: restoration of the lighthouse

automated in 1933; deactivated 1933 - 1990; active aid to navigation

Light characteristic:
flashing green every10 seconds visible for 14 nautical miles

More information:
Bachand, Robert G.,Northeast Lights - Lighthouses and Lightships - Rhode Island to Cape May, NJ, (Norwalk, CT: Sea Sports Publications, 1989), pp. 133-135