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North Brother Island postcard face - click to enlarge

North Brother Island postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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North Brother Island

State: NY
Year established: 1869
Latitude: 40 deg 47 min 57 sec N
Longitude: 73 deg 53 min 58 sec W
Height above sea level: 50 feet

Original construction:
octagonal wooden tower attached to dwelling

discontinued in 1953, tower removed and station abandoned, keepers house is deteriorating

More information:
Bachand, Robert G.,Northeast Lights - Lighthouses and Lightships - Rhode Island to Cape May, NJ, (Norwalk, CT: Sea Sports Publications, 1989), pp. 209-213