Throgs Neck Light

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Throgs Neck Light
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Throgs Neck Lighthouse in 1890
Throgs Neck Light
LocationThrogs Neck in New York
Coordinates 40°48′16″N73°47′26″W / 40.80444°N 73.79056°W / 40.80444; -73.79056 Coordinates: 40°48′16″N73°47′26″W / 40.80444°N 73.79056°W / 40.80444; -73.79056
Constructed1827
Tower height17 m (56 ft)  OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
Tower shapeSquare pyramidal
MarkingsWhite
Fog signal Bell every 15 seconds
Admiralty no.J0934  OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
ARLHS no. USA846 OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
First lit1906
Deactivated1934
Focal height18 m (59 ft)  OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
Lens1890: Fifth Order Fresnel lens, 1906: Fourth Order Fresnel lens
Characteristic Fixed Red
USCG no.1-21520  OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg

Throgs Neck Lighthouse in the Bronx, New York, United States was a wooden lighthouse that was replaced by an iron skeletal tower that is still there. The lighthouse protects ships in the Long Island Sound from running up against the rocks. [1]

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The lighthouse is located on the northeasterly side of Fort Schuyler, southeasterly end of Throgs Neck and on the northerly side of the entrance from Long Island Sound into the East River.

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References

  1. Light List, Volume I, Atlantic Coast, St. Croix River, Maine to Shrewsbury River, New Jersey (PDF). Light List. United States Coast Guard.