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Name: Throggs Neck Light  

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Also known as: Throgs or Throgg's

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

Location: East River, Long Island Sound.

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Photo: U.S. Coast Guard

Managing Organization:
U.S. Coast Guard

The first Throggs Neck Light was a stone tower built in 1827. It was replaced by an octagonal wooden tower (1835-1890), then a skeleton-type tower similar to Coney Island Light. Finally, a brick tower stood from 1906 to 1934. There is now a small auromated steel skeleton tower. A keeper's house still stands and is occupied by a faculty member of SUNY Maritime.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1827

Date Deactivated: 1934

Optics: 18??: Sixth order Fresnel lens.

Current Use: Destroyed.

Keepers: Samuel Young, Jeth Bayles

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