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Old Field Point postcard face - click to enlarge

Old Field Point postcard obverse - click to enlarge

Locate on NOAA nautical chart

Old Field Point

State: NY
Year established: 1823
Latitude: 40 deg 58 min 37 sec N
Longitude: 73 deg 7 min 7 sec W
Height above sea level: 74 feet

Original construction:
house with wooden tower

1868: current 35-foot wooden tower extension to stone dwelling

automated in 1933; replaced by skeleton tower 1933-1991; reactivated in 1991, active aid to navigation

Light characteristic:
alternating red and green every 12 seconds, visible for 14 nautical miles

Structures owned by Old Field Village

More information:
Bachand, Robert G.,Northeast Lights - Lighthouses and Lightships - Rhode Island to Cape May, NJ, (Norwalk, CT: Sea Sports Publications, 1989), pp. 156-159
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. 197