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Old Orchard Shoal Lighthouse,
Oakwood Beach, NY
*Dates of operation~~ 1893-2012
*Building Material~~ Cast iron
*Tower~~ 35 feet
*Elevation~~ On caisson foundation at sea level
*Markings~~ Upper half white, lower half black on black caisson
*Light Pattern~~ 12 seconds on, three seconds off white light w/ one red sector
*Existing Buildings~~ Keeper's quarters (integral to tower)
*Automated~~ 1950
*Original Lens~~ Fourth Order Fresnel
*Current Lens~~ 250mm, solar powered
*Open to Public?~~ No
*Current Owner~~ Privately owned
*Waterway Location~~ Lower New York Bay, Gedney Channel
*Significant Feature~~   Originally a front range beacon, working in tandem with the now destroyed
Waackaack Rear Range tower. Lighthouse was deemed expendable by the
U. S. Coast Guard in 2007 and made available through the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act
of 2000.
Destroyed by Super Storm Sandy on October 29, 2012.

    LINKS
Lighthouse Friends' lighthouse info and history
http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=758

Aerial photos from Marinas.com (before destruction)
https://marinas.com/view/lighthouse/81a1w_Old_Orchard_Shoal_Light_Lighthouse_Staten_Island_NY_United_States

Lighthouse Digest article on demise of lighthouse
http://www.lhdigest.com/Digest/StoryPage.cfm?StoryKey=3798
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