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STONY POINT LIGHT

State: NEW YORK
Location: HUDSON RIVER
Nearest City: STONY POINT
County: ROCKLAND
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1826


Stony Point Light
NPS photo by Ralph Eshelman, 1998
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1826
  • Is the Light Operational? YES (PRIVATE AID TO NAVIGATION)
  • Date Deactivated: 1925-1995
  • Automated: 1973
  • Foundation Materials: SURFACE ROCK
  • Construction Materials: FIELDSTONE
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 30
  • Original Optic: 8 PATENT LAMPS, 12" REFLECTORS
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1826
  • Present Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL (SOLAR)
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1995
  • Height of Focal Plane: 22
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: CURRENT FOURTH ORDER FRESNEL ON LOAN FROM USCG AND HUDSON RIVER MARITIME MUSEUM
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? YES
  • Year Tower Constructed: 1925
  • Type: PYRAMIDAL SKELETAL
  • Tower Height: 29
Existing Sound Signal Building? NO, REMOVED
  • Year Constructed:
  • Construction Materials:
  • Architectural Style: TOWER
  • Fog Signal Type: BELL
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1935
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: CAPE
  • Construction Materials: STONE
Other Structures:

Current Use: STATE HISTORIC SITE

Owner/Manager: STATE OF NEW YORK / PALISADES INTERSTATE PARKS COMMISSION

Open to the Public? YES (Go Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

Web Site: Link

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #79001626
Name of Listing: STONY POINT LIGHTHOUSE (HUDSON RIVER LIGHTHOUSES TR)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1979

Miscellaneous:
EXTERIOR RESTORED 1986; RELIT OCTOBER 1995 (NOT AS AN ACTIVE AID BUT AS EXHIBIT)



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