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Stepping Stones postcard face - click to enlarge

Stepping Stones postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Stepping Stones

State: NY
Year established: 1877
Latitude: 40 deg 49 min 28 sec N
Longitude: 73 deg 46 min 29 sec W
Height above sea level: 46 feet

Original construction:
current 38-foot tower attached to brick dwelling on granite pier

automated in 1967; active aid to navigation

Light characteristic:
Occulting green every 4 seconds (2 seconds green, 2 seconds dark) visible for 8 nautical miles

More information:
Bachand, Robert G.,Northeast Lights - Lighthouses and Lightships - Rhode Island to Cape May, NJ, (Norwalk, CT: Sea Sports Publications, 1989), pp. 203-204
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. 200