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Plum Island postcard face - click to enlarge

Plum Island postcard obverse - click to enlarge

Locate on NOAA nautical chart

Plum Island

State: NY
Year established: 1827
Latitude: 41 deg 10 min 25 sec N
Longitude: 72 deg 12 min 41 sec W

Original construction:
30-foot stone tower

1870: replaced by 55-foot wooden tower atop granite house

decommissioned in 1978 due to erosion of shoreline, replaced by automated light on dolphin

More information:
Bachand, Robert G.,Northeast Lights - Lighthouses and Lightships - Rhode Island to Cape May, NJ, (Norwalk, CT: Sea Sports Publications, 1989), pp. 222-225