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Name: Stepping Stones Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Kings Point, New York, United States

Location: Western Long Island Sound

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In 2014 the Northeast Lighthouse Preservation Group and the Town of North Hempstead, the Great Neck Park District, and the Great Neck Historical Society forged a public/private partnership to save the lighthouse.

Tower Height: 38

Height of Focal Plane: 46

Characteristic and Range: Occulting green 4 seconds, range 8 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Square brick tower attached to keeper's dwelling.

Listed on the Lighthouse Digest Doomsday List of endangered lighthouses.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
1.5 story brick keeper's dwelling.

Date Established: 1877

Date Present Tower Built: 1877

Date Automated: 1967

Optics: 1877: Fifth order Fresnel lens; now 300 mm optic.

Fog Signal: Originally bell with striking apparatus.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

This lighthouse is accessible by boat only; it can be seen from the Throgs Neck Bridge. It is just east of the bridge.

Keepers: Findlay Fraser (1877-?); John Ninde Buckridge (assistant, 1877-?); Ernest Bloom (1910-?); Charles A. Rogers (c. 1934); Edmund Fitzpatrick (c. 1945)

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