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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 Hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2012.

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

National Park Service
http://www.nps.gov/history/maritime/light/oldorch.htm

Article on demise of lighthouse
http://workingharbor.wordpress.com/2012/11/09/old-orchard-shoal-light-is-no-more/
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