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Little Gull Island postcard face - click to enlarge

Little Gull Island postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Little Gull Island

State: NY
Year established: 1806
Latitude: 41 deg 12 min 23 sec N
Longitude: 72 deg 6 min 25 sec W
Height above sea level: 91 feet

1869: Current 53--foot gray granite tower, attached to red dwelling on pier

automated in 1978; active aid to navigation

Light characteristic:
flashes white twice every 15 seconds visible for 18 nautical miles; fog signal, 1 2-second blast every 15 seconds

More information:
Bachand, Robert G.,Northeast Lights - Lighthouses and Lightships - Rhode Island to Cape May, NJ, (Norwalk, CT: Sea Sports Publications, 1989), pp. 106-110
U.S. Coast Guard, DHS, LIGHT LIST Volume I, ATLANTIC COAST. St. Croix River, Maine to Shrewsbury River, New Jersey, (Washington, DC:U.S. Government Printing Office, 2004), p. 185