U.S. Coast Guard
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 The original keeper's house at this station has been replaced by government housing.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.
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); Michael T. Burke (head keeper 1879-1909); Arthur Jensen (c. 1917-1942); Ole Anderson (assistant c. 1926); Andrew A. McLintock