If you’ve ever traveled on the Port Jefferson ferry you may have noticed a faint beacon in the distance just west of the harbor. Old Field Lighthouse is just what you are seeing as it stands guard over the dangerous cliffs of the area just west of Port Jefferson, NY.
Southampton has a bit of a past when it comes to a now forgotten lighthouse. A lighthouse that was once part of the tallest lighthouse’s in the Eastern Seaboard as well as the nation. Take a look into the Shinnecock Bay Lighthouse that once stood, guiding ship’s and filling the void between Montauk Point and
Cedar Island, or what is called Cedar Point Lighthouse, is one of Long Islands forgotten lighthouses, sitting sealed like a time capsule earning to be restored, while it continues to guard the entrance to Sag Harbor, overlooking Gardiner’s Bay.
If you’ve ever visited Orient Point for a ferry ride, or coming home from Connecticut you’ve sure seen this coffee pot lighthouse. Sticking at the Eastern end of a reef, this Lighthouse signals your return to Long Island, or as a welcome to our beautiful home.
Over the course of it’s History, the Fire Island Lighthouse has played a significant role in guiding transatlantic ships traveling into the New York Harbor. For many, this would be their first sight of the United States, as they were European immigrants arriving in America.