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Tarrytown postcard face - click to enlarge

Tarrytown postcard obverse - click to enlarge

Locate on NOAA nautical chart


State: NY
Year established: 1883
Latitude: 41 deg 5 min 3 sec N
Longitude: 73 deg 52 min 27 sec W
Height above sea level: 56 feet

Original construction:
White conical cast-iron tower, on red cylindrical caisson and stone pier

automated in 1957; deactivated in 1961 after construction of Tappan Zee Bridge made light unnecessary

owned and operated by Westchester County as a park

More information:
Bachand, Robert G.,Northeast Lights - Lighthouses and Lightships - Rhode Island to Cape May, NJ, (Norwalk, CT: Sea Sports Publications, 1989), pp. 326-329