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Name: Eaton's Neck Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Asharoken, New York, United States

Location: Entrance to Huntington Bay, Long Island Sound.


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Managing Organization:
U.S. Coast Guard

Notes:
This lighthouse is one of only six in the U.S. to survive from the 1700s. The original keeper's house at this station has been replaced by government housing.

Tower Height: 73

Height of Focal Plane: 144

Description of Tower: White, octagonal fieldstone tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1799

Date Present Tower Built: 1799

Date Deactivated: 1968

Optics: 1858: Third order Fresnel lens, still in use.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation, Coast Guard housing.

Open To Public? No.

Directions:
You may be able to make an appointment to visit Eaton's Neck Light by calling the Coast Guard station at (631) 261-6959. The lighthouse and active Coast Guard station are at the end of Lighthouse Road in Asharoken.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Keepers: John Squire (appointed 1798 but declined position); Thomas Burgher (1799-?); Benjamin Downing (1843-1850); John Ninde Buckridge (assistant, c. 1881-1883); Arthur Jensen (c. 1917-1942); Ole Anderson (assistant c. 1926); Andrew A. McLintock

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