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North Dumpling Light

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North Dumpling Light

North Dumpling Lighthouse
Location Fisher's Island sound in Long Island Sound, New York
Coordinates 17|17|N|72|01|10|W| name=


Year first lit 1871
Automated 1959
Foundation Wood Pilings/Stone
Construction Brick/Wood Shingle
Tower shape Octagonal
Markings / pattern Natural w/White Lantern
Height 31 ft (9.4 m)
Focal height 60 ft (18 m)
Original lens Fifth Order Fresnel Lens
Current lens 300 mm
Characteristic Fixed White/Fix Red Sector 257 degrees to 023 degrees
Fog signal Horn: 1 blast ev 30s (3s bl)
ARLHS number USA-552 [1]
USCG number 1-20145

North Dumpling Light is a lighthouse in Fisher's Island sound in Long Island Sound, New York.


The lighthouse was established in 1849 and the current tower was first lit in 1871. The lighthouse was deactivated in 1959. The foundation is wood pilings and stone and the construction is brick and wood shingle. The tower is octagonal with a white lantern. In 1893 a fifth order Fresnel lens and a new Funck lamp were installed, replacing a Sixth Order Fresnel lens that was installed in 1871.[2]

Dean Kamen now owns the island, where he has installed advanced illumination and isolated it from the power grid.


External links

  • Long Island lighthouses article
  • National Park Service

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