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Orient Point postcard face - click to enlarge

Orient Point postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Orient Point

State: NY
Year established: 1899
Latitude: 41 deg 9 min 48 sec N
Longitude: 72 deg 13 min 25 sec W
Height above sea level: 64 feet

Original construction:
current 45-foot conical brick-lined, cast-iron tower, on black pier

automated in 1954; active aid to navigation

Light characteristic:
flashing white every 5 seconds visible for 17 nautical miles; fog signal 2 blasts every 30 seconds

More information:
Bachand, Robert G.,Northeast Lights - Lighthouses and Lightships - Rhode Island to Cape May, NJ, (Norwalk, CT: Sea Sports Publications, 1989), pp. 225-227
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. 196