Horton Point Lighthouse
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In 1790 President George Washington commissioned the Lighthouse to be built. The property, owned by the Horton’s was sold to the Payne’s and then sold to the US government for $500. The lighthouse was constructed in 1857. It was deactivated in 1933 and purchased by the Southold Park District in 1934 and reactivated in 1990. The lighthouse is located on a cliff in Southold, off of Lightouse Road. It stands 58 feet tall with a granite foundation. The tower contains a 29-wooden-step staircase and two ladders. The original optic was a Third Orders Fresnel and the present otpic is VRB-25. The museum is operated by the Southold Historical Society.
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Horton Point Lighthouse
Lighthouse Road at Long at
631-765-5500 (for tour information)
631-765-6019 (Southold Park District)
Horton Point Lighthouse, Southold
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